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Task Force Helps Improve City’s Fleet Operations

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - A partnership of City of San Marcos officials, business leaders, and graduate students at Texas State University is resulting in efficiency recommendations to improve management of city fleet vehicles.

Trumbull County to Add 13 New Cruisers to Fleet

WARREN, OH - The new police cruisers, which will replace cars with over 200,000 miles on them, are the first new cruisers the department has purchased in about six years.

Baltimore Police Cars Break Down from Fuel Mishap

BALTIMORE - Nearly one third of Baltimore's 200 police patrol cars were recently sidelined because of an apparent problem at the city fuel pump.

EPA Proposal on EV Fuel Efficiency Stirs Debate on Fuel Ratings

One company suggests a new approach to assessing miles per gallon equivalent on electric vehicles.

Kentucky Surplus Auction Raises $330K

FRANKFORT, KY - Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase more energy efficient and environmentally clean vehicles for the state's fleet.

What's It Like to Drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle?

Burbank, Calif. resident Ben Lee shares his firsthand experience in a Chevrolet Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle as part of General Motor's Project Driveway.

Why Attending Green Fleet Conference Will Benefit Your Fleet!

The Green Fleet Conference will mix top-notch education with extensive networking to help you find the money to build a sustainable, profitable fleet in these crucial times!

HTUF Brings Hybrid and Advanced Trucks to Atlanta for Major Industry Conference October 27-29

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART's Hybrid Truck Users Forum is bringing its 2009 HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive to Atlanta October 27-29, 2009

Chinese Electric Car Maker to Launch e6 Vehicle

FRANKFURT, GERMANY --- Chinese electric car and battery manufacturer BYD Co. Ltd. hopes to become a leading supplier in incentive programs to increase the use of electric cars in Chinese cities, a senior company executive told Reuters.

PlayStation Gamers to Test Drive Virtual Audi e-tron

INGOLSTADT, Germany --- Audi is developing its own virtual area, "Audi Space," so that consumers will be able to test-drive Audi's e-tron concept car through PlayStation Home.

Portage County Waste Management Opts for Biodiesel

BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, OHIO --- The Portage County Solid Waste Management District is converting its 18-truck fleet to biodiesel fuel this year.

Pittsburgh Food Bank Fleet Switches to Biodiesel

PITTSBURGH --- The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank has started running its truck fleet on biodiesel pumped from a new 5,000-gallon tank in Duquesne, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Tesla Co-Founders Settle Suit

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk and former CEO Martin Eberhard have reportedly settled a defamation suit filed by Eberhard against Musk out of court.

Lithium Microbattery for Smart Cars Wins Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners recently won an award for developing a new battery that has potential application in smart cars.

Dominion Virginia Power to Help Install EV Charging Stations

RICHMOND, VA - Dominion Virginia Power, which has several plug-in electric vehicles and hybrid bucket trucks in its fleet, will work with the state of Virginia to install electric-vehicle charging stations.

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Audi Reveals the Purely Electric e-tron

NGOLSTADT/FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Audi presented the e-tron, a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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All-Electric Volvo C30 Project Presented for the First Time

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - The electric Volvo C30 features the same safety, comfort, and space as the standard car, but is powered solely by electricity, entirely without exhaust emissions, with a range of up to 150 kilometers.

Vigo County to Cut Back on Take-Home Expenses

TERRE HAUTE, IN - Facing a $3 million budget deficit in 2010, Vigo County will reduce expenses for items such as take-home vehicles and county employee cell phones.

Fort Rucker officials anticipate obtaining 17 the electric vehicles during fiscal year 2010. (Photo credit:

Fort Rucker to Add 17 Electric Vehicles to Fleet

FORT RUCKER, AL - Fort Rucker will replace its less fuel-efficient General Services Administration (GSA) vehicles with 17 new light, slow electric vehicles (LSEVs).

Portage County to Shift Fleet to Biodiesel

RAVENNA, OH - Portage County Solid Waste Management District plans to convert its entire 18-truck fleet to run on biodiesel fuel.

Volvo Working on All-Electric C30 Project

ROCKLEIGH, NJ - Volvo Cars is currently evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered car known as a BEV (battery electric vehicle) for the Volvo C30.

President Obama signed a congratulatory note for the one-millionth Chevrolet Cobalt on top of the hood of a Chevrolet Cruze. (Photo credit: UAW)

GM’s Lordstown Complex Visited by President Obama

LORDSTOWN, OH - During his visit, President Obama recognized the Lordstown Complex team for the recent build of its one-millionth Chevrolet Cobalt and for the upcoming addition of a second shift.

AltWheels Fleet Day Bigger, Better, and More Energy Efficient

FRAMINGHAM, MA - AltWheels Fleet Day, the largest display of alternative fleet vehicles on the East coast, will be held at Staples World Headquarters in Framingham, MA, on October 5.


Mazda2 to Reach U.S. in 2010

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The final North American-specification Mazda2 will be unveiled at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December and sold in late 2010.

2010 Car & Truck of the Year Balloting Opens Sept. 25

TORRANCE, CA - All professional fleet managers are encouraged to vote for the car and truck that best fits their fleet needs, considering features, function, maintenance, and OEM service.



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