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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.

Montana State Motor Pool Meets Fuel Efficiency Goals

HELENA, MT - According to the Montana Department of Transportation, the state fleet has managed to surpass its fuel efficiency goal of 30 mpg by 2010.

Niagara County Reviewing Vehicle Policy Change

LOCKPORT, NY -Under the policy proposed by County Manager Gregory Lewis, he would have final approval over department heads' motor vehicle use.

Navistar and Modec Sign Joint Venture to Produce and Market All-Electric Truck

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced that one of its wholly owned affiliates has signed a joint venture agreement with Modec Limited of the United Kingdom to create the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance, LLC.

California City Hopes to Attract Tesla Auto Plant

DOWNEY, CA --- The Downey City Council on Nov. 25 approved a preliminary deal that could help bring electric vehicle manufacturing to Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported.

University of S. Carolina Unveils Fleet Greening Plan

COLUMBIA, SC --- The University of South Carolina on Tuesday, Dec. 1, unveiled its "Genesis 2015 Initiative," a plan that seeks to create a campus with 90 percent fewer carbon-dioxide emissions from its fleet of vehicles within five years.

North Little Rock Hopes to Convert 4 Vehicles to CNG

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR --- The city of North Little Rock plans to convert four of its highest-polluting fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas, the Arkansas News reported.

Johnson Controls-Saft to Supply Battery for Transit Connect EV

MILWAUKEE --- Johnson Controls-Saft said Dec. 1 that it has been chosen as the lithium-ion battery supplier for Azure Dynamic's Force Drive integration on the Ford Transit Connect Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

Advanced Steels Boost Auto Fuel Efficiency

DETROIT --- The North American steel industry is continuing its efforts to develop new advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) technologies that will help meet new auto emissions and fuel economy demands, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Ford Hybrid Sales Up 73%

DEARBORN, MI - Ford announced a 73-percent increase in U.S. sales of its hybrid models, with hybrid sales totaling 2,361 for the month of November.

GM Generates California Interest in Volt

LOS ANGELES --- General Motors is busy building buzz for its Chevrolet Volt electric car in Los Angeles this week, as the LA Auto Show gets underway.



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