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U.S.'s 2,000th E85 Station Opens in Florida

DAVIE, FL --- The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) on May 28 celebrated the grand opening of the United States' 2,000th E85 fueling station.

Fuel Efficient Vehicle Contest Gets Senior Director

PLAYA VISTA, CA --- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multimillion dollar competition to inspire a new generation of super fuel-efficient vehicles, has hired Eric Cahill as senior director.

2010 Lexus HS 250h to Deliver 35 mpg

TORRANCE, CA --- Lexus said its 2010 HS 250h offers a highly efficient engine design, an exhaust heat recovery system, reduction in parasitic losses, a new evaporative emissions system and driver-selectable driving modes.

Volvo Cars and Vattenfall to Develop New Plug-in Hybrid

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - A Volvo that can be fuelled with electricity from a standard wall socket will be a reality in 2012. Swedish energy company Vattenfall and the Volvo Car Corporation are launching an industrial joint venture partnership to introduce plug-in hybrids on the market.

Mack Delivers Hybrid Refuse Truck to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – During a recent event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Mack Trucks, Inc. was recognized for delivering a diesel-electric hybrid MACK TerraPro Low Entry model refuse truck to the City of New York.

Georgia Co-Op Seeks 24 Million Gallons of Fuel

COVINGTON, GA – The 16 agencies participating in the North Georgia Fuel Cooperative have started the bidding process for their bulk fuel purchase, according to the Covington News.

Frederick Co. Charged $4,600 for Storage Tank Violations

PHILADELPHIA – The county has agreed to pay a $4,600 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage tanks.

$900K+ Bond Issued for New Dutchess Co. Vehicles

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess County will borrow $905,340 to replace vehicles in the sheriff's office and other departments, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Yard Waste to Fuel Naperville Fleet

NAPERVILLE, IL – Naperville fleet vehicles may soon run on residents' yard clippings under a plan to produce renewable energy, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Washington City Opts for Natural Gas

WASHINGTON CITY, UT – Washington City is one of several cities in Utah applying for a sum of money from a $15 million grant to be awarded by Utah Clean Cities, according to the Spectrum.

Fleets Focusing More on Hybrids

BOULDER, CO – Hybrid fleet sales are expected to surpass 830,000 vehicles in 2015, based on a new study from Pike Research.

Calif. Air District Offers Money to Replace Old Diesel Trucks

The Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) offers between $30,000 and $35,000 per grant depending on the age of the truck.

Chrysler Submits $448M Plan for Development and Manufacturing of EVs

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler has submitted three proposals to the Department of Energy aimed at rapid vehicle electrification.

Fleets to Continue Focus on Hybrids

As companies look to save on fuel costs while staying environmentally friendly, hybrid-electrics and plug-in hybrids will continue garnering attention.

Fisker Automotive Debuts the Karma in San Jose

The four-seat, plug-in Fisker Karma hybrid provides 50 emission-free miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack and up to 403hp from two electric motors, according to the company.

Honda Begins Production of Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicles

Honda will now build the Civic GX exclusively in Indiana.

Take-Home Vehicles an Ongoing Issue

TORRANCE, CA – With local governments across the country working hard to cut costs under tight budgets, county and city take-home vehicle policies have become a more closely examined issue in recent months.

Kanawha County Sheriff Dept. to Retire 19 Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV – The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department will retire 19 cars this year, most with more than 100,000 miles, according to the Charleston Gazette.

King County Saves $140K & Cuts Energy Nearly 40%

SEATTLE – The deployment of Verdiem's Surveyor PC Power Management Software has enabled county agencies to reduce energy consumption by an average of 38 percent and eliminate more than 3 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions.

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.

 
 

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