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100 Best Fleets Nominations End Friday, May 1

TORRANCE, CA – Past winners have received recognition from their policymakers, city managers, and local and national press. Nominate your fleet today!

Navistar First Truck and Bus Maker to Receive Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar becomes the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for improving fuel economy and overall emissions.

AE Biofuels to Supply Cellulosic Ethanol to Pearson Fuels Filling Stations

CUPERTINO, CA --- AE Biofuels Inc., a global biofuels company, said it has signed a strategic agreement with Pearson Fuels to supply cellulosic ethanol to the company's renewable fuels filling stations in California.

Groups Launch Efforts to Increase Awareness of Flexible Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Ethanol Across America campaign has announced its support of the National Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Awareness Project in cooperation with the FlexFuel Vehicle Club of America.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Team Averages 81.5 mpg in '1,000-Mile Challenge'

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques such as smooth acceleration and coasting to red lights were able to get 1,445.7 miles out of a single tank of gas during a fund-raising effort in Washington, D.C. that concluded today.

Mitsubishi Begins Marketing CNG Version of Minicab Van in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Japan has started marketing the Minicab CNG, a small van that runs on compressed natural gas.

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Takes First Drive in Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle

PORTLAND, OR --- In celebration of Earth Day, Oregonians last week received a sneak peek at Mitsubishi's four-passenger, all-electric car -- the i MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) -- when Mitsubishi brought the vehicle to Portland for a two-day visit.

Tesla Model S to Appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

SAN CARLOS, CA --- The Tesla Motors Model S is scheduled to make an in-studio appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, April 29.

California Approves $42 million for Clean Engine Technologies

SACRAMENTO, CA ---The California Air Resources Board on April 24 approved $42 million in Air Quality Improvement Program projects aimed at speeding the commercialization of on-road and off-road clean engine technologies.

Buffalo Biodiesel Expands Capacity

MIAMI, FL --- HydroGenetics Inc. said that its subsidiary Buffalo Biodiesel has expanded processing facilities to increase capacity from 1 million to 5 million gallons of biodiesel annually.

California Adopts Rule to Limit Greenhouse Gases of Fuels

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The state of California on April 23 adopted the world's first regulation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel that runs cars and trucks.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Team Reaches Mark in '1,000-Mile Challenge'

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- At 9:08 a.m. on April 27, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid team hit the 1,000-mile mark on a single tank of gas, and the team is continuing its fuel-efficiency challenge with nearly one-third of a tank of fuel remaining.

Clean Energy Sees New CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard as Benefit to Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Growth

SEAL BEACH, CA – The State of California's Air Resources Board recently adopted a regulation to implement Governor Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020.

Utah to Spend $4.5M to Double Green Fleet Vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY – Over the next 14 months, officials plan to buy 26 new CNG vehicles and convert nearly 100 from gasoline-burning engines to run on natural gas, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Minnesota DNR Enrolls 2,000 Drivers in GreenDriver Training Program

ST. PAUL, MN – By training drivers how to operate vehicles more efficiently, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects to reduce annual fuel consumption by at least 70,000 gallons.

San Francisco to Replace Outdated Vehicle Tracking System

SAN FRANCISCO – The software used by the City Administrator's Office, which oversees approximately much of the city fleet, is incapable of tracking or reporting mileage, reported the San Francisco Examiner.


Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe Gain Extra Attitude with R-Design

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Responding to the substantial demand for cars that combine good environmental properties with exciting design features, Volvo Cars is now offering the C30, S40, and V50 DRIVe models with optional R-Design features.

Dominion Virginia Power Shows Off Biodiesel Hybrid Trucks

NORFOLK, VA – Dominion Virginia Power displayed its five electric hybrid vehicles April 22 at its Cromwell Drive field office, according to The Virginia-Pilot.

All-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan prototype for the U.S. Postal Service.

Chrysler Reveals All-New Electric Minivan Concepts to USPS

WASHINGTON – Chrysler revealed four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration on April 22.

Toyota Announces Prices for 2010 Prius

TORRANCE, CA – The third-generation Prius will start at $21,000. 1,429 Cities Sell E85

The Web site also reports that as many as 1,990 stations are selling E85 across the U.S., up from 500 in 2005.

Bright Automotive Announces World's First Purpose-Built 100 MPG Vehicle for Commercial and Government Fleets

Bright Automotive says high volume production of the IDEA will begin in the U.S. by the end of 2012, with an annual run rate of 50,000 units beginning in 2013.

Ford Team Aims to Drive 2010 Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Miles on Single Tank

Team will have to use "eco-driving techniques" to achieve an average of at least 57 mpg to reach its goal.

Kelley Blue Book Announces Top 10 Green Cars for 2009

Among the top 10 "green" cars for 2009 are the 2010 Toyota Prius, 2010 Honda Insight and the 2010 Ford Fusion.

UC Irvine Working to Remove Lead Wheel Weights from Fleet

IRVINE, CA – The University of California, Irvine announced plans to replace lead wheel weights from the tires in its fleet, taking its cue from Contra Costa County.


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