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Ohio DOT Receives 'Green Fleets' Status

COLUMBUS, OH - By reducing diesel emissions and using more alternative fuels on nearly 800 snow plows, the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) has earned one of the state's first "Ohio Green Fleets" certifications.

The new trucks can be charged in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of service. (Photo for the Sun-News by Kalen Severe)

Silver City Adds New EVs to Fleet

SILVER CITY, NM - The town's meter department expects to save on fuel with its new mini electric trucks.

AFLA Conference Gets Strong Support from Industry

PHOENIX - Despite a downturn in the economy, registration for the 2009 AFLA Conference exceeds 2008 attendance.

Buick Plug-In Crossover Not Pushing Through

DETROIT - General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens said the decision was made to cancel a "potential underperformer" based on feedback from a recent product showcase.

P&R Paper Goes Green with Hybrid Truck

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply Company Inc. recently added a Kenworth T370 hybrid on a full-service lease through Inland PacLease - Fontana.

Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius: a Lifecycle Cost Comparison

Several things must happen if the Volt is to beat out the Toyota Prius on cost.

Ford Develops EV-to-Grid Communications System

Ford Motor Co. said it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that "talks" directly with the nation's electric grid.

Fresno, Calif., Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

ARB investigators found that the city had not been testing, measuring, recording and maintaining the records of its on-road vehicle fleet's diesel smoke emissions.

Kent State University Goes Green with GEM Cars

KENT, OHIO - The university is greening up campus operations with eight Global Electric Motorcars (GEMs).

Cobb County Fleet to Go Lead-Free

MARIETTA, GA - Cobb County Fleet Management has committed to using lead-free wheel weights and implementing recycled lead wheel weights in its existing fleet of automobiles and trucks.

PSI Celebrates Five Years as SmartWay Affiliate

SAN ANTONIO - Pressure Systems International, which produces the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS), celebrates five years as a SmartWay Transport Partnership shipper and as a manufacturer of a SmartWay endorsed technology.

River Valley Energy to Buy Iowa Ethanol Plant

DYERSVILLE, IA --- River Valley Energy, a subsidiary of United Cooperative, has decided to purchase the former VeraSun ethanol plant here, Wisconsin Ag Connection reported.

Fresno, CA, Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined the city of Fresno $49,500 for diesel emissions violations at multiple fleet centers and entered into a settlement that will bring the city's fleet of diesel vehicles into compliance with state regulations ahead of the mandated schedule.

Hythane Calibration Certified for Ford 6.8L V10 Engines

PERTH, AUSTRALIA --- Eden Energy, in conjunction with BAF Technologies, has developed a Hythane calibration for Ford 6.8L V10 engines used in E-450 vehicles.

FEV, EIG to Collaborate on EV Battery Pack

AUBURN HILLS, MI --- FEV Inc., a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, said it will use the advanced capabilities of its Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development Center (HEVDC) to develop a 21kW-h Li-Ion battery pack.

Fisker Karma Makes Driving Debut at Raceway

IRVINE, CA --- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said its affiliate company Fisker Automotive made its Karma PHEV's driving debut over the weekend, just 19 months after being introduced as a concept.

Ford Develops EV-to-Grid Communications System

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. said it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that "talks" directly with the nation's electric grid.

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Small Business Fleets Invest in Transit Connect

DETROIT - Ford says small business owners are reacting positively and decisively to Transit Connect vehicles arriving at Ford dealerships nationwide.

Aquentium Announces Algae Biofuel Project

NORTH PALM SPRINGS, CA --- Aquentium Inc. announced the company has secured 475 acres in New Mexico for the development of an algae biofuel production facility.

Navistar First OEM to Reach 5 Million Hybrid Miles

WARRENVILLE, IL - The number of owners and operators of Navistar's hybrid-powered commercial vehicles is growing as hybrid trucks and buses become increasingly attractive to businesses looking to "green" their fleets and improve fuel economy.

Stimulus Funding to Assist Eaton in Deployment of Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced its truck and electrical businesses will support a $45.4 million grant to produce plug-in hybrid electric power systems for 378 vehicles.

NY Police Departments Consider Propane Retrofits

NEW YORK - Warren County Sheriff's department is the latest New York police department to consider retrofitting its gasoline-powered vehicles to propane.

‘Greenest’ Fleet Can Win $1,000 Prize

TORRANCE, CA - Clean Cities of America and the 100 Best Fleets are sponsoring the Government Green Fleet Award, a comprehensive green fleet competition designed to serve as a complete blueprint to go "green and lean."

Maricopa County’s Green Efforts Pay Off

PHOENIX - County officials estimate energy cost savings for the past year total $2.7 million.

Fleet Cuts to Save $3.4M for Burlington County

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Within the next two weeks, the County expects to reach its goal of reducing the fleet by 120 vehicles.

 

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