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Mass. Seeks $6.5M for Clean Vehicles

BOSTON – The state will use stimulus funding from the federal Department of Energy to spur the use of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by municipalities, private companies, and government agencies, according to the Boston Globe.

INVERS & Clean Cities Forum to Host Technology Forum June 23

DAVIS, CA – On June 23, INVERS Mobility Solutions, UC Davis Fleet Services, and East Bay Clean Cities Coalition will present a forum on "Best Business Practices" at the University of California Davis.

Crown Earns 2nd Grant for Fuel Cell Deployment in Lift Trucks

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - Crown Equipment, a lift truck manufacturer, earned a $1 million grant to continue its industry-leading research, testing, and application of fuel cell technology in lift trucks.

PHH InterActive Community Finalist for 2009 Stevie Award

SPARKS, MD – PHH InterActive Community, the fleet management industry's first secure social networking capability, has been named as a finalist in the "Best New Product or Service" category by The American Business Awards, also known as the "Stevie" Awards.

12% of New Cars to Ship with Embedded Telematics

NEW YORK – OEMs continue to enhance existing embedded and hybrid telematics services and/or launch new ones, driving global penetration rates in new cars to 12 percent in 2010, according to ABI Research.

Verizon Business Adding Emergency Vehicles to Fleet

NEW YORK – Verizon Business' new Emergency Response Mobile Communications Service fleet vehicles have up to 24 individual workstations, and each station has its own telephone jack, Ethernet port, and electrical port.

Over 3 Million GPS & Wireless Devices Used by Fleets

PALOS VERDES, CA – Fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers account for about 3.6 million GPS and wireless devices used in the U.S., according to a study by C.J. Driscoll & Associates.

15 Utility Companies Join Ford in Proposal to Promote EV Use

DEARBORN, MI – The proposal outlines how Ford will supply the utilities with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to use in their daily operations.

Survey Finds Broad Interest in Buying Hybrids

MILWAUKEE --- A new Johnson Controls survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that more than four in five U.S. adults believe the United States must become a leader in hybrid vehicles (88 percent), and that the government should support the advancement of battery technology in this country (84 percent).

Bill Seeks to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and committee member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) have introduced legislation seeking to change certain provisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

GM Showcases HCCI Engine

WARREN, MI --- General Motors Corp. officials showcased the HCCI four-cylinder engine May 20 at the company's research and development center, the Detroit News reported. The engine promises up to a 15-percent increase in fuel economy while dramatically reducing NOx gases.

Waste Management, InEnTec Partner to Develop Fuels

HOUSTON, TX --- Waste Management Inc. and InEnTec LLC announced the formation of S4 Energy Solutions LLC, a joint venture to process commercial and industrial waste to create a range of renewable energy and environmentally friendly fuels.

Fuel Systems Solutions to Move to New York

SANTA ANA, CA --- Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of alternative fuel components and systems, said it is moving its corporate headquarters to New York City.

Subaru Hybrid May Arrive by 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, may introduce a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle by 2012 to help meet stricter emission rules in the U.S., Japan and Europe, according to a Bloomberg report.

Report: Honda Considers Adding More Hybrids

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Honda Motor Co. is considering expanding its number of gas-electric hybrid models to include minivans, sports cars and luxury sedans, according to a report in the Yomiuri newspaper.

Indian Wells, Calif. to Request Alt-Fuel Vehicle Funds

INDIAN WELLS, CA --- The Indian Wells City Council on May 21 voted to join the Coachella Valley Clean Cities Coalition in a regional effort to request Department of Energy funds for alt-fuel vehicles and natural gas infrastructure projects, the Desert Sun reported.

UPS Expands Its Green Fleet

ATLANTA --- UPS said it has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and another 300 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet.

Clarion County Gets 6 New Vehicles through State Grant

CLARION, PA – Clarion County's transportation department will receive six new vehicles thanks to a $373,000 grant from PennDOT's Community Transportation Capital Equipment Program, according to the Clarion News.

NAFA Announces Release of Fuel Management Guide

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce the release of NAFA's Fuel Management Guide, a resource to help fleet managers take control of their fuel costs.

Jeffersonville Cuts Fuel Spending by $16K

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – Jeffersonville's city officials revealed city fuel spending is down about $16,265 between three major fuel-consuming departments this year, reported the Evening News and Tribune.

Port of L.A. Launches Alt-Fuel Truck Incentive Program

The 2009 incentives will be used to help bring trucks into service at the Port that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or lithium battery electric power.

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Is Trending Green

Several communities in the state are using energy-efficient vehicles for police, public works, and other municipal departments.

Airport Purchases Its First EV

The Cushman electric utility truck will be used by the parking management staff at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

McLeod County to Save $75K by Lowering Mileage Reimbursement

GLENCOE, MN – County officials said lowering mileage reimbursement to 30 cents per mile for the rest of the year will help save an estimated $75,000, according to the McLeod County Chronicle.

Dallas County Prevents Fleet Vehicle Abuse with GPS

DALLAS – Dallas County is almost done installing GPS tracking devices in all take-home county vehicles to prevent employees from misusing their take-home vehicles, according to the Dallas Morning News.

 
 

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