TROY, MI --- The Elder Automotive Group said its Tampa, FL, location has been selected by Fisker Automotive as one of the first U.S. retailers to market and service the automaker's luxury plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the Fisker Karma.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The federal government is accelerating its timetable for purchasing about 17,600 fuel-efficient vehicles in hopes of assisting the domestic automakers, the White House announced April 9.
NEW YORK --- Mitsubishi Motors announced plans to develop the pure-electric, four-passenger Mitsubishi i MiEV for global markets.
TORRANCE, CA – With 86,099 total vehicles in its U.S. fleet, AT&T has surpassed UPS as the largest fleet in the country, based on data collected from Automotive Fleet's Top 300 Fleets listing.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Clean Fuels Ohio launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. said it will highlight its EcoBoost engine technology and the company's aggressive electrification plan during the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress on April 20-23.
PEKIN, IL --- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., a producer of ethanol and related by-products, announced that the company and its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board recently fined a Central Valley environmental services company $14,250 for diesel smoke emissions violations.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC --- South Carolina's leading bioenergy researchers have teamed to study how the state's agricultural resources can help reduce the state's and nation's dependence on fossil fuels.
RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Rutherford Police Department will be one of the first police departments in South Bergen to add a hybrid to its fleet of vehicles, reported The Leader.
COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.
ALAMOGORDO, NM – The city is test driving an electric-powered work truck on loan from Miles Electric Vehicles, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – City staff vehicle requests will no longer be a factor in adding new vehicles to fleet, according to The Gazette.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced plans to buy and deliver $300 million worth of energy-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
ATLANTA – Gwinnett County is leading a coalition of 14 metro Atlanta governments to jointly buy motor vehicle fuel in bulk, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.73 million to the California Air Resources Board to support clean diesel projects and loan programs.
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – In keeping with its dedication to reducing its environmental footprint, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. in Logan Township, N.J., has focused on environmental improvements to its truck designs and operations.
EVANSVILLE, IN – Atlas Van Lines unveiled its first diesel-electric hybrid moving truck April 8 during a ceremony at Atlas Terminal Company on the Atlas World Group corporate campus.
TORRANCE, CA – The Honda FCX Clarity was named the 2009 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.
The ML 450 hybrid features a four-cylinder engine with BlueTEC technology, helping to fulfill the U.S. Bin 5 and ULEV emissions standards.
Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara said the state of Oregon and Portland General Electric will join the company in the i MiEV partnership program.
The two companies are working on an electronically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that only has two wheels to allow people to travel around cities. They've dubbed it Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility).
CHICAGO – Carbon Day Automotive announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago.
CLEVELAND – Demand for power lawn and garden equipment in the government and institutional market is forecast to increase 3.4 percent per year to $580 million in 2011, according to a study by a market research firm.
NORMAN, OK – City council members adopted a comprehensive alternative fuel program they believe will be better for the environment and save money in the long run, according to NewsOK.com.
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