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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San Francisco to Replace Outdated Vehicle Tracking System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.

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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.

E85Prices.com: 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.

$300M Clean Fleet Pilot Program Available for Government Fleets

LANDOVER, MD – Vice President Joe Biden announced $300 million in federal stimulus funding will be available to expand the nation's government fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles and for the fueling infrastructure necessary to support them.

Audit of Cape Coral Take-Home Vehicles Cites Discrepancies in Vehicles Insured

CAPE CORAL, FL – Though 920 on-road vehicles were listed as insured, the take-home vehicle audit report revealed the combined total of all departmental vehicles only numbered 845, reported the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.

Cruise Car's Solar Electric Hybrid Low-Speed Vehicles on Capital Hill for Earth Day

SARASOTA, FL – Cruise Car, Inc. showcased its solar electric hybrid vehicles on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 to demonstrate the ecological and economical benefits of operating solar-powered, low-speed vehicles.

New Incentive Program for Mitsubishi Fuso

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a new "Navigate Great Savings" incentive program for the second-quarter 2009.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Sets Out to Log More Than 1,000 Miles on One Tank of Gas

DEARBORN, MI --- This weekend, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is being put to the ultimate fuel-efficiency test. A team of drivers, including NASCAR star Carl Edwards and world-record breaking hypermiler Wayne Gerdes, will attempt to drive more than 1,000 miles on a single tank of gas.

Minnesota Auditor Recommends Shifting Funds from Corn-Based Ethanol to Cellulosic Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN --- A new report about biofuels, released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor for the Minnesota Legislature, recommends that the state eliminate the producer payment program for corn-based ethanol.

EPA Clears Way for Far-Reaching Emission Limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- By declaring that industrial greenhouse gases pose a danger to human health and well-being, the Environmental Protection Agency has paved the way for broad new regulations to reduce carbon dioxide and other planet-heating gases, the Los Angeles Times reported.

PepsiCo Set to be Largest U.S. Beverage Fleet if Bottler Acquisitions Consummated

PURCHASE, NY – PepsiCo's proposed acquisition of its two largest anchor bottlers, The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas, may bump up its fleet size to make it the largest beverage fleet in the U.S.

Nissan Resolves Issues With Tailpipe Emission Diagnostic Equipment

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board said that it fined Nissan Motor Co. $4.4 million last month for "failing to meet requirements concerning the diagnostic equipment that monitors tailpipe emissions on most of its 2005-2007 models -- more than 450,000 vehicles." However, the automaker has resolved the issues.

OriginOil Plans to Commercialize Single-Step Process to Extract Oil from Algae

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. said it has developed a single-step process to extract oil from algae and plans to commercialize the patent-pending process for use by the fast-growing algae industry.

Idaho School District Hopes to Switch from B5 to B20 Biodiesel

HAILEY, ID --- The Blaine County School District's plans to switch its bus fleet from B5 biodiesel to B20 biodiesel has hit a snag because of local residents' objections to the installation of a new fuel storage tank.

 
 

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