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.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The City of Albuquerque will use $750,000 of its energy efficiency block grants to purchase new hybrid vehicles, according to New Mexico Business Weekly.
OSLO, NORWAY --- Norwegian electric automaker Think revealed plans to open a manufacturing plant in the U.S. to produce 16,000 cars annually in the first phase and more later.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan (D) has introduced an energy bill that includes provisions to increase production of flexible-fuel vehicles and to extend ethanol and biodiesel tax credits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) is lobbying for the Obama administration to wait until comprehensive test results are in before ruling on whether to permit ethanol blends above 10 percent in the marketplace.
WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of hybrids in March 2009 dropped 44 percent by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units, based on data reported by the Green Car Congress.
MANHATTAN, NY – The 2009 New York International Automobile Show, open to the public April 10-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, showcases the latest in innovative, more fuel-efficient vehicles, with drivetrain and technology advancements and cutting-edge design.
AUSTIN, TX – The three commissioners of Texas' chief energy agency — the Railroad Commission — joined Jack Roush, winning team owner of the 2009 Daytona 500, in calling for local government and business fleets to use propane-fueled vehicles.
ITHACA, NY --- An international team of scientists has released a report asserting that nitrous oxide emissions as a byproduct of ethanol production have been underestimated in the past and will increase greenhouse gas pollution.
KIRKLAND, WA --- Kenworth Truck Co. has produced a new brochure on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid trucks and tractors.
NEW YORK --- Nova Biosource Fuels Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its biodiesel refining business, Reuters reported.
ANN ARBOR, MI --- A plan to use algae to simultaneously treat wastewater and produce the raw materials for biofuels has won the inaugural Clean Energy Prize.
TORRANCE, CA – Out of 31 nominees, the competition for the title of 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year has been narrowed down to four finalists. Find out who made the cut.
MINNEAPOLIS – The City of San Antonio's fleet acquisitions administrator, Kevin Fareri, CAFM, presented a number of green fleet topics at the Minnesota Public Works Association's conference.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The first of three hybrid bucket trucks ordered by the county 18 months ago has been delivered, with the other two to be delivered within the next 30 days.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – The policy addresses park and ride and take-home vehicle assignments and eligibility.
DENVER – At the 2009 GFX Conference, June 8-10, a panel of award-winning fleet managers will share solutions to the challenges of working with minimal resources.
FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan is starting to ramp up their EV ambitions. Not only are they starting production of fleets of ZEVs in 2010, but their luxury Infiniti brand is making a major commitment to EVs.
HERNDON, VA - Audi recently began working on the concept of a possible upcoming A2. The A3, classified by Audi as a small city car, is reportedly at the concept stage at this point.
NEW YORK – Subaru announced the all-new 2010 Legacy sedan will debut at the New York International Auto Show, featuring a longer wheelbase, extra rear seat legroom, and a new powertrain lineup, according to the manufacturer.
BRENTWOOD, TN – This agreement will enable customers of either company to expand their corporate payment programs with an electronic accounts payable solution integrated into the Microsoft Dynamics accounting suite.
NETHERLANDS – Malaysia's national carmaker Proton and a Dutch-based company have signed an agreement to make zero emission electric cars for sale in the U.S. and Europe by next year, according to Forbes.
Production of the first zero-emission commercial trucks is scheduled to begin third quarter of 2009.
MOREHEAD, KY – By testing five electric vehicles in its fleet, the university has been able to reduce the gas-powered vehicle fleet by about 15 percent since last fall, reported The Trail Blazer campus newspaper.
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