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California Receives EPA Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions

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.

Mitsubishi Fuso Focuses on Green Vehicle Accomplishments

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.

Atlas Unveils New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Moving Truck

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.

Honda FCX Clarity Named 2009 World Green Car

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.

Mercedes: ML 450 Hybrid the Most Efficient Full-Hybrid SUV in Its Class

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 Green Lights i MiEV Electric Car for Global Markets

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.

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GM, Segway Developing Two Wheel Transporter

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).

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network and Carbon Day Automotive Deliver Solar Plug-In Stations

CHICAGO – Carbon Day Automotive announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago.

Government Demand for Grounds Maintenance Equipment to Increase

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.

City of Norman to Use Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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.

City of Albuquerque to Use Stimulus Funds to 'Green' Up

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.

Norwegian Automaker Plans Electric Car Plant in U.S.

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.

Senate Energy Bill Seeks to Increase Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Extend Biofuel Tax Credits

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.

Automakers Push for More Testing Before Government Allows Higher Ethanol Blends

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.

U.S. Hybrid Sales Down 44 Percent in March

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.

NY Auto Show to Feature Latest Concept Cars & Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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.

Texas Railroad Commission Promotes Greening of Fleets Through Propane Use

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.

Report Raises Concerns About Ethanol's Potential for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

New Kenworth Truck Brochure Highlights Medium Duty Hybrids

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.

Nova Biosource Fuels Files for Bankruptcy

NEW YORK --- Nova Biosource Fuels Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its biodiesel refining business, Reuters reported.

Algae-Based Biofuel Project Wins Clean Energy Prize Competition in Michigan

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.

Finalists Named for 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

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.

Kevin Fareri (left), CAFM, fleet acquisitions administrator for the City of San Antonio poses with Christopher Petree, operations & maintenance director for the City of Lakeville, Minn., at the MPWA c

Minnesota PWA Teams Up With the City of San Antonio

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.

Palm Beach County Receives First Hybrid Bucket Truck Delivery

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.

City of Jacksonville Finalizes City Vehicle, Car Allowance Policy

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The policy addresses park and ride and take-home vehicle assignments and eligibility.

 
 

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