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Pennington Gas Service Gets New Hybrid Hazmat Truck

MORENCI, MI – A Freightliner Business Class M2e Hybrid truck equipped with an Eaton hybrid electric drivetrain system was developed for Pennington Gas Service.

Oncor & Ford Seek Stimulus Funds for Plug-In Hybrid & EV Tests

DALLAS – Oncor has joined Ford Motor Company's application for U.S. Department of Energy stimulus funds to support plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle testing.

Volt Test Drive: Expect Some Power and Quiet Ride

The Volt's lithium-ion battery packs remain under development and testing. The battery pack should be good for at least 100,000 miles.

NAFA Announces the Winners of the 2009 Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet awards were given to the County of Riverside, Calif.; the City of Inglewood, Calif.; and the Snohomish County Public Works Department in Everett, Wash.

City Fleet Converts Gas Truck to Electric

In a do-it-yourself experiment, the City of Tallahassee converted a Ford Ranger to electric power only. Five more conversions are planned.

Greater Chicago Water District Implements Chevin Fleet Solutions RoadBASE

FITCHBURG, MA – The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has deployed RoadBASE to gain real-time control over rising fleet running costs.

City of Toledo Fleet to Save $500K by Consolidating

TOLEDO, OH – Mayor Carty Finkbeiner recently announced the City of Toledo will move to consolidate its fleet operations service garages, saving taxpayers around $500,000, reported NBC 24.

May 15: Last Chance for $100 GFX Discount

DENVER – Register for the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) by May 15 and save $100 on your registration.

More MN State Vehicles Fueled with Ethanol

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state fleet vehicles are using more E-85 than ever, according to a new quarterly report from the Minnesota SmartFleet Committee.

Green Fleet Awards Honor Pioneering Programs

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Second Annual Green Fleet Awards showcased ideas that ranged from the easy-to-implement to the long-range. All made significant strides, though, in environmental responsibility.

Detroit Diesel Now EPA ENERGY STAR Partner

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR partner. Detroit Diesel, through its voluntary participation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming.

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New Kenworth Medium-Duty Hybrid Crew Cab Conversion

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth Truck Company has added an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for the Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty diesel-electric hybrids in pickup and delivery and utility applications.

2 Calif. Trucking Firms Fined for Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has fined Desert Materials Transportation and Terra Trucking Co., both from Banning, Calif., for a total of $7,500 for diesel truck emissions violations.

Encore Energy to Acquire Biofuel Plants

OXFORD, MS --- Encore Energy Systems announced it has targeted five new biofuel facilities for acquisition.

Biodiesel Company Consolidates With 3 Plants

AMES, IA --- Renewable Energy Group, a major biodiesel marketer, announced it has entered into agreements to consolidate with three commercial-scale biodiesel plants.

EnerDel May Supply Batteries for Fisker

INDIANAPOLIS --- Batteries from EnerDel, a U.S. lithium-ion car battery manufacturer, may power the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

L.A. Clean Truck Program Draws More Funding

SAN PEDRO, CA --- The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved up to $44.2 million in funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles.

Yokohama's Eco-Friendly Tire Line Expands

FULLERTON, CA --- All four sizes of Yokohama Tire Corp.'s 103ZR commercial truck tires are now available, the tire maker said.

2010 Prius Has Starting MSRP of $21,000

TORRANCE, CA - - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced that the 2010 Prius midsize hybrid will be available in one grade with a starting MSRP of $21,000.

Birmingham, Alabama, to Lease CNG Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL --- The city of Birmingham announced plans to lease 70 natural gas-fueled trucks and to apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station.

CNG Paratransit Vehicle Introduced

ORLANDO, FL --- The Vehicle Production Group recently introduced its MV-1 paratransit vehicle, designed to meet or exceed guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Remanufacturing Reduces Carbon Footprint

JASPER, IN – Compared to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Jasper Engines' remanufacture of a drivetrain component averaged only 1 percent of the energy consumed of manufacturing the entire vehicle.

Wheels Inc. Announces Latest Results and Enhancements to Reduce Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions

DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc. announced the latest results from its EcoWheels program; in the past five years, the company reports it has helped decrease CO2 emissions by 226,000 metric tons.

Ford Wins Green Choice Award

NEW YORK --- Natural Health magazine has given Ford Motor Co. the publication's Green Choice Award, recognizing the automaker for its environmental initiatives.

Elgin Sweeper Test Results Highlight Impact of Sweeping on Dust Control & Air Quality

ELGIN, IL – Elgin announced Canada's Environmental Technology Verification Program has verified the data from air quality performance tests conducted by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute on two Elgin Sweeper models.

 

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