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Jacksonville's Automated Trash Trucks Add Safety and Cut Costs

JACKSONVILLE, NC – Jacksonville's garbage truck fleet recently received its first fully automated trash truck, which features a hydraulic claw that picks up trash cans curbside and dumps the trash into the truck without the aid of a sanitation worker.

Dade City Police's Electric Cars Get Attention

DADE CITY, FL – Dade City has joined a handful of other cities in the Tampa Bay area whose officers are using electric vehicles to patrol school grounds or police heavily populated events such as parades, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Flagler County to Upgrade Ambulance Fleet

BUNNELL, FL – Two eight-year old units are being replaced, but will remain in fleet as "spares" should other units break down or need routine maintenance, according to The News-Journal.

ECOdriver Lesson Now Available from DriverCare Web-Based Training

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. announced a new DriverCare Web-Based Training lesson available to teach drivers how to save fuel and reduce the amount of climate-changing greenhouse gases their vehicles emit.

American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma Debuts First Plug-in Vehicle

TULSA, OK – American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a utility company, recently added a 2008 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle to its fleet.

UPS Unveiling of New Denver CNG Vehicle Fleet Postponed

DENVER – "Inclement weather" has postponed the media event unveiling of 43 of the company's 300 trucks powered by compressed natural gas in Commerce City, Colo., according to UPS.

Powers Distributing Adds 15 DuraStar Hybrid Tractor Trucks to Fleet

ORION, MI – Powers Distributing Co., a beer distributor, recently purchased 15 International DuraStar Hybrid medium-duty tractor trucks from C&S Motors in Flint, Mich., according to The Flint Journal.

County May Add 1,000 EVs to Its Fleet

Sonoma County, Calif. has applied for up to $3 million in state and U.S. Energy Department grants to install charging stations and convert existing fuel-electric hybrid vehicles to plug-in hybrids.

President Obama Previews First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System

The Eaton Corp.-developed plug-in hybrid truck is estimated to deliver fuel economy improvements of up to 70 percent.

Fisker Automotive Recruits First North American Retailers to Represent Premium Green Brand

A total of 32 award-winning retailers have confirmed their intent to carry Fisker's Karma luxury plug-in hybrid sedan.

AT&T to Replace or Buy 15,000 Alt-Fuel Vehicles

About 8,000 of the vehicles will be work vans or technician trucks that run on compressed natural gas. About 7,100 other vehicles will be replaced with hybrids and other advanced technology power systems.

Fairport Electric Expands Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

FAIRPORT, NY – Village-owned power company Fairport Electric is buying a new hybrid bucket truck to replace a 1999 model, according to

San Diego Utility Partners with Nissan for EV Infrastructure

DETROIT – San Diego Gas & Electric and Nissan have partnered to develop plans for a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and work to implement and maintain a battery charging network, according to the automaker.

City of Baltimore Unveils New Fleet Facility

BALTIMORE – Dedicated to the late George L. Winfield, former Department of Public Works director, those in attendance at the unveiling included fleet management personnel, city and state officials, and CCG Fleet Services.

100 Best Fleets Award Nominations Open

TORRANCE, CA – Calling all public sector fleet managers! Government Fleet wants you to nominate your fleet for the 2009 100 Best Fleets Award. Whether you manage a small municipal fleet or a large state fleet, you have an equal chance to win this prestigious award.

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President Obama Previews Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System

POMONA, CA - President Barack Obama previewed an innovative plug-in hybrid-electric utility truck with a power system developed by industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Kenworth Medium Duty Hybrids, T800 LNG Trucks Eligible for U.S. Federal Stimulus Package Aid

KIRKLAND, WA - Truck fleets that purchase new Kenworth medium duty hybrid trucks and tractors or Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles, then permanently remove an equal number of aged existing diesel-fueled trucks from the marketplace in exchange, are eligible to apply for grant money available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Federal Court Orders Judge to Reconsider Decision on L.A./Long Beach Clean Truck Programs

SAN FRANCISCO --- A federal appeals court on March 20 ordered a judge to reconsider her decision against blocking parts of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports' clean truck programs.

Enerkem Unveils Plans for Biofuels Project in Mississippi

MONTREAL, CANADA --- Enerkem Inc., a biofuels and green chemicals technology company, plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels production facility in Pontotoc, MS.

EPA Proposes First National Reporting System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.

Balqon Corp. Opens New Electric Truck Production Facility Near L.A. Harbor

HARBOR CITY, CA --- Balqon Corp., a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles and electric propulsion systems, rolled out its first production yard tractor, a Nautilus E20, at the grand opening of its production facility in Harbor City, CA.

EPA Grants Help Fleets Buy 'Greener' Trucks

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is offering fleets an incentive to go green — money towards a new, cleaner vehicle for each diesel truck replaced.

BMW Reveals Plans for Megacity Low-Emission Vehicle

MUNICH, GERMANY --- During BMW Group's annual accounts press conference last week, Chairman Norbert Reithofer said the company plans to produce a new vehicle, called the Megacity, with full electric and gasoline drivetrains.

Obama Unveils Grant Program to Boost Electric Vehicle Availability

POMONA, CA --- During last week's visit to southern California, President Obama made a stop at an electric-vehicle testing facility in Pomona and announced a $2.4 billion competitive grant program aimed at making electric vehicles more widely available.

Nissan Reportedly Plans Luxury Hybrid for Japan, U.S. in 2010

TOKYO, JAPAN --- The Nikkei newspaper in Japan reported on March 22 that Nissan Motor Co. plans to release a high-end hybrid car in Japan and the U.S. in 2010.


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