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Group Promotes DME as Diesel Substitute

MIAMI --- To promote awareness and use of dimethyl ether (DME) as a renewable, low-carbon diesel substitute throughout North America, the International DME Association (IDA) has assembled a North American Affairs Committee (NAAC).

Dec. 11 Deadline Set for Iowa Biodiesel Grants

JOHNSTON, IA --- Iowa school districts have until Dec. 11 to apply for a $2,500 Biodiesel Backer Award grant from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

3 Texas Propane Retailers Join Fleet Conversion Group

DALLAS --- Three Dallas-Fort Worth area propane retailers have joined Alliance AutoGas, a national alternative-fuel vehicle conversion and fueling network.

Ogden, Utah, Acquires 10 CNG Refuse Trucks

OGDEN, UT --- With the arrival of 10 new garbage trucks fueled by compressed natural gas, the city of Ogden now has more CNG vehicles than any other municipality in Utah.

Nissan, San Francisco Developing EV Charging Network

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nissan North America Inc. said it is working with the city of San Francisco to further development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the nine-county region.

EPA Still Studying Ethanol Blend Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 1 announced that it expects to make a final determination in mid-2010 regarding whether to increase the allowable ethanol content in fuel.

U.S. Bank Voyager Announces Greater Control Over Fleet Card Transactions

HOUSTON - U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc., a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards, announced the release of enhanced purchase controls within the Voyager Fleet Commander Online System.

GM Invests $336M for Volt Assembly Plant

DETROIT - The investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant brings total Volt-related investments in Michigan to $700 million, covering eight facilities.

Several Corporate Fleets Achieve GHG Reduction Goals

WASHINGTON - EPA is recognizing eight companies for achieving significant goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the agency's Climate Leaders program.

PHH Arval Introduces First Mileage Reporting on Mobile Application

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval announced an enhancement to its mobile application, PHH ConnectSM, which will allow fleet drivers to report mileage through their mobile devices.

City of Laurel Parks Vehicles to Cut Costs

LAUREL, MS - The City of Laurel will be parking 22 city-issued vehicles beginning Dec. 24 in an ongoing effort to cut expenses.

Allen County to Add 20 GPS Trackers to Fleet

FORT WAYNE, IN - The trackers will be used in fleet vehicles, not take-home cars, and will be spread among vehicles used by departments reporting to the commissioners.

Montana to Keep Better Tabs on Fleet with New Software

HELENA, MT - State officials say they will implement a $65,000 software system to track state vehicles after a recent audit failed to determine how many vehicles the state owns.

Dallas Police Pushing Old Vehicles to Mileage Limit

DALLAS - Older 1995 models with as few as 60,000 miles have been put back into service in order to meet the city's standard for vehicle replacement.

Lexus Announces 2010 LS 600h L Pricing & Price Adjustments on Select Models

TORRANCE, CA - Lexus announced a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $108,800 for the enhanced 2010 LS 600h L premium luxury hybrid sedan which will arrive at dealerships later this month.

Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year

HERNDON, VA - Green and performance luxury needn't be mutually exclusive concepts. That's a core belief at Audi. That philosophy paid off with the all-new A3 TDI earning the prestigious title of 2010 Green Car of the Year.

Subaru of America Wins 3 ALG Residual Value Awards

CHERRY HILL, NJ - Subaru of America, Inc. won Best Mainstream Brand, while the Subaru Forester won the Best Compact Utility Vehicle award, and the Subaru Outback won the Best Midsize Utility award.

PHH Arval Pledges to 12% Cut in GHG Emissions by 2014

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval announced its goal to reduce companywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 12 percent by 2014 at the Climate Leaders Partners Meeting in National Harbor, Md.

Navistar Signs Joint Venture to Produce Electric Trucks

The new Navistar-Modec EV Alliance LLC will produce Class 2c-3 all-electric commercial trucks for sale in North, Central and South America.

Chevrolet Plans to Launch Volt in California

Chevrolet will launch the Volt electric vehicle in late-2010, and will also partner with California utilities to study regional electric vehicle use.

Major Refuse Operators Open CNG Fuel Stations in 4 States

Leading refuse operators in Florida, New Jersey, Idaho and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations-designed by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.-to support deployment of their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks.

Montana Making the Grade in Fuel Efficiency

State adds 98 hybrid vehicles to its fleet and surpasses its 30 miles-per-gallon goal.

New Trends Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases

According to a report conducted by the EPA, for the fifth consecutive year, carbon dioxide emissions for new cars and light-duty trucks have decreased.

City of L.A. Begins Construction of Largest LNG/LCNG Fuel Station

LOS ANGELES - With four LNG refueling stations already in operation, the City of Los Angeles has commenced construction on its fifth and largest LNG/LCNG station to date.

Ulster County to Install GPS on County Vehicles

KINGSTON, NY - Ulster County has been awarded a $481,000 state Department of State efficiency grant to fit the county fleet of approximately 450 vehicles with global positioning devices.

 

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