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2009 GFX Conference Attendance Up

DENVER – Total attendees for the 2nd annual Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), held June 8-10 in Denver, Colo., numbered more than 500.

GM Announces 2010 U.S. Product Guide

DETROIT – General Motors will focus on four brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

Can "Renewable Diesel" Work?

Field test shows that the combustion of the alternative diesel fuel from hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in the engines results in significantly reduced emissions of pollutants.

Phoenix Public Transit Department Awards Natural Gas Contract to Clean Energy

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy has been awarded a new three-year contract from the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, AZ to supply the City's Valley Metro Transit Fleet with liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to power its fleet of 400-plus LNG buses.

Goodyear's New Waste Tire Boasts Innovations to Improve Mileage and Lower Costs

LAS VEGAS – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the G289 WHA, a new line of waste hauling tires at Waste Expo in Las Vegas.

Mooresville PD Adds New Dodge Chargers to Fleet

MOORESVILLE, NC – For the next month, the five new vehicles will be assigned to MPD veterans and field training officers to evaluate, reported the Mooresville Tribune.

Brazoria County to Save Money with White Vehicles

CLUTE, TEXAS – Claiming it a more economical choice, the county is aiming to make white the standard color for all county vehicles in the next few years, according to Brazosport Facts.

ZAP Completes Made in USA Electric Pickup Engineering Project

SANTA ROSA, CA - Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by US companies.

Prius More Popular in Japan than in U.S.

TORRANCE, CA – The Prius topped sales charts from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, having sold a reported 10,915 cars in May, according to BusinessGreen.

Coca-Cola Deploys 15 Hybrid Trucks in Massachusetts

NEEDHAM, MA – Coca-Cola Enterprises deployed 15 hybrid-electric delivery trucks at the Needham Market Service Center, the largest single deployment of hybrid vehicles in the company's history, according to the Needham Times.

Colorado Gov. Ritter Signs Green Transportation Bills

DENVER --- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed into law three transportation bills aimed at reducing vehicle emissions, increasing fuel economy, and boosting energy independence.

Wisconsin Biodiesel Plant Shuts Down for Now

DEFOREST, WI --- Citing the economy, Sanimax Energy said it is temporarily shutting down the biodiesel production facilities at the company's plant in DeForest.

Maui Mayor Participates in Plug-in Hybrid Trials

WAILUKU, HI --- Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares is test-driving a Toyota Prius that's been converted into a plug-in hybrid as part of a study by Idaho National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy.

California Fines Tour Bus Firm $15,750 for Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board fined Silver State Trailways, a tour bus company based in Placentia, Calif., $15,750 this month for diesel engine emissions violations that occurred in 2007 and 2008.

McNeilus Delivers CNG Refuse Trucks to Seattle

DODGE CENTER, MN --- McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers, recently completed delivery of 144 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to two companies, CleanScapes Inc. and Waste Management of Seattle.

GM Opens Battery Lab

WARREN, MI --- General Motors has opened its new Global Battery Systems Lab, a 33,000-square-foot facility, at the company's Technical Center in Warren, Mich., Automobile magazine reported.

CleanFUEL USA Expands Propane Engine Products

GEORGETOWN, TX --- CleanFUEL North America Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with IMPCO Technologies Inc.

Fuel Systems Solutions Closes FuelMaker Deal

SANTA ANA, CA --- Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. said it has completed the $7 million purchase of selected assets and CNG refueling technology from FuelMaker Corp.

Strange... but True Stories Requested

TORRANCE, CAAutomotive Fleet has brought back back an old favorite – an anecdotal look at fleet management and driving a company vehicle: Strange but True Fleet Stories.

Philadelphia Opens Fifth Biodiesel Station

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Michael Nutter recently opened the city's fifth biodiesel refueling station, furthering the goals laid out in the city's sustainability plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and improve overall air quality.

227 MPH Audi A4 Beats Bugatti to Set World Record

INGOLSTADT, GERMANY - After a few earlier attempts were unsuccessful in setting an official record, Jürgen Hohenester, a German racecar driver and automotive tuner, has finally set a new world record for reaching the fastest speed ever recorded running a vehicle on biogas.

Hybrid Trucks Showcased at Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – CALSTART, the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), Duke University, Environmental Defense Fund, and U.S. truck and system manufacturers will head to Capitol Hill June 11 for "Hybrid on The Hill Day".

ZAP has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by U.S. companies.

ZAP Completes U.S. Electric Pickup Engineering Project

FRANKLIN, KY – ZAP has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by U.S. companies.

GM & Penske Outline Proposed Purchase of Saturn Brand

DETROIT – Penske would obtain the rights to the brand as well as certain other Saturn assets, while General Motors would continue production, on a contract basis, of the Saturn Aura, Vue, and Outlook.

Yokohama Tire Corporation Named EPA SmartWay Partner

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama's new partnership status is in the "shippers" category, shipping more than 50 percent of its products on SmartWay-certified transport carriers.


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