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GM Producing Chevy Volts for Testing

ANN ARBOR, MI --- During an industry conference this month, a General Motors executive said the company has already built 30 Chevrolet Volts for testing purposes.

Biodiesel Research and Education Facility in Oregon Proposed

SALEM, OR --- A Willamette Valley, OR-based consortium hopes to build a biodiesel research and education campus that's focused on development of new commercial biodiesel fuel sources.

Ford Celebrates Production of 100,000th Hybrid SUV

CLAYCOMO, MO --- Ford Motor Co. on March 10 celebrated the production of its 100,000th hybrid SUV and reinforced its commitment to ramping up production of hybrid vehicles this year.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. Unveils New Accessory Drive Applications

NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology helps improve fuel economy, generate more power at idle, and facilitate the use of smaller engines, according to the company.

GFX Conference Agenda Based on Fleet Manager Responses

DENVER, CO – Based on results from a survey of hundreds of government fleet managers, the Government Fleet Expo & Conference will address concerns expressed by public sector fleets during this challenging economic climate.

<i>GF</i> & 100 Best Fleets to Host Seminar March 27 in Oxnard, CA

OXNARD, CA – Government Fleet and 100 Best Fleets will host a seminar on "Implementing Fleet Best Practices & Responding to Today's Challenging Economic Environment" March 27 in Oxnard, Calif.

Several Florida Counties Expect More Than $200K in Fuel Cost Savings

MACCLENNY, FL – If fuel prices continue to drop, several counties in Florida may fall under their fuel budgets, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Localities Team Up to Cut Fuel Costs

ATLANTA – Governments from Atlanta to Athens-Clarke County are working together to purchase up to 20 million gallons of fuel in bulk to help save each thousands of dollars, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Eagle County Working to Go 'Green'

EAGLE COUNTY, CO – The addition of 20 hybrid sedans to its motor vehicle fleet about two years ago was met with some skepticism, but the benefits were soon realized when gas prices began to rise.

AT&T to Deploy More than 15,000 Alt-Fuel Vehicles Over the Next 10 Years

DALLAS – Nearly 800 CNG and hybrid electric vehicles will be deployed this year, with a Green Technology insignia to make them easy to identify on the road.

Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Top One Million Sales in the U.S.

TORRANCE, CA – Overall, cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids have exceeded 1.7 million vehicles through January of this year, according to the automaker.

Tucson Closer to Having Network of Electric-Car Chargers

TUCSON, AZ – With new electric vehicles scheduled to be on the road in Tucson in January 2010, the City hopes to get electric charging stations built into every parking garage, parking lot, and street corner.

Kenworth Hybrid Trucks Qualify for up to $12,000 in U.S. Federal Tax Credits

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS recently certified the tax credit eligibility of Kenworth T370 Class 7 and Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid trucks.

Four-Day Workweek Boosts Energy Savings and Employee Morale for Yavapai County Public Works

PRESCOTT, AZ – Closing the building one day each week amounts to almost an entire workweek of energy costs saved and a three-day weekend for Yavapai County Public Works employees to attend to personal business.

GEM Electric Car Purchasers May Be Eligible for 10% Federal Tax Credit

Depending upon individual circumstances, GEM buyers may qualify for federal tax credit, according to the 2009 stimulus bill signed by President Obama.

Kenworth Receives Record Order for 185 Hybrid Trucks

KIRKLAND, WA - Coca-Cola has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year.

Kraft and Honda Acquire New Hybrid Trucks for Pilots, EVI Unveils Electric Truck in U.S.

- Kraft Foods Inc. will put a new refrigerated diesel-electric hybrid truck on the road to transport frozen food, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will start using a hybrid truck to haul service parts in Georgia, and Electric Vehicles International USA is introducing its fully-electric work truck to the U.S. market.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Launches Hydraulic Hybrid at NTEA Work Truck Show

CHICAGO - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) introduced the newest addition to its robust alternative powertrain chassis development program - the pilot hydraulic hybrid walk-in van chassis.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation to Assemble Zero-Emission Commercial Trucks in North America

CHICAGO - Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. (SEV U.S. Corp.), announced its plan to assemble and market all-electric zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America.

California Proposes Regulation Targeting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fuels

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board on March 5 released a proposed regulation seeking to implement Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard -- a policy aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020 and more thereafter.

Ford CEO: Electric Vehicles to Play Major Role in Future Lineup

SANTA BARBARA, CA --- During the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference, Ford CEO Alan Mulally told attendees that electric vehicles will represent a major portion of the automaker's lineup a decade from now, Reuters reported.

USDA Head Favors Increase of Ethanol Blend in Gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week expressed support for an increase in the ethanol-gasoline blend rate to 12 or 13 percent, saying such a move would require minimal scientific review, Reuters reported.

Baker Partners with Van Ladder to Produce CNG-Powered Aerial Work Truck

RICHMOND, VA --- Baker Equipment is partnering with Van Ladder (Brink's Manufacturing) to produce an SULEV-rated, CNG-powered, van-mounted aerial work truck.

Steve Guillame (left), Navistar&#39;s general manager of vocational trucks presented the keys to an International DuraStar Hybrid with RouteMax refrigerated body (shown at right) to Kraft Foods.

Kraft Foods Adds New Diesel-Electric Refrigerated Hybrid Truck to Fleet

CHICAGO – The International DuraStar Hybrid truck with RouteMax refrigerated body is a pilot unit and is expected to offer Kraft Foods as much as a 30-percent fuel savings versus a traditional diesel-powered truck.

Third-Generation Toyota Prius to Offer 50 MPG, Additional Horsepower

YOUNTVILLE, CA --- When it launches this spring, the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius will offer a combined EPA estimated fuel efficiency rating of 50 miles per gallon.


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