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Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco Join Forces to Offer Bi-Fuel Gasoline/Natural Gas Vehicle to Florida Consumers

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive representation agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retro-fitted Ford Focus vehicles to Florida consumers.

Boulder City Manager Describes Green Efforts

BOULDER, CO – Efforts include encouraging local driving alternatives, converting 40 percent of fleet to alt-fuel vehicles, and installing solar systems on three city buildings.

Tacoma Police Detectives to Drive Hybrids

TACOMA, WA – The Tacoma Police department is adding four hybrid cars to its fleet of unmarked vehicles, to be outfitted with emergency lights and other equipment. The additional vehicles will be driven by detectives, according to The News Tribune.

Eaton Assists Truck Fleet Owners in Applying for Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Reading Truck Body Wins Two Awards at The Work Truck Show

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Reading Truck Body, LLC's new Aluminum Classic II service body earned The Work Truck Show 2009 Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation and the inaugural Work Truck Show Green Award.

Fisker Automotive Invests in Battery Supplier

IRVINE, CA --- Fisker Automotive has secured a source of battery technology for its upcoming line of plug-in hybrid vehicles by investing in its North American battery supplier, Advanced Lithium Power.

California Ports Defend Clean Truck Programs in Court

PASADENA, CA --- The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are continuing to enforce their clean truck programs while a federal court considers the legality of the programs' requirements.

GM Europe's Opel Ampera to Debut in 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland --- General Motors Europe President Carl-Peter Forster this month unveiled the Opel Ampera, an extended-range electric vehicle, at the Geneva Motor Show and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011 in Europe.

SoCal Edison Prepares for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

ROSEMEAD, CA – Southern California Edison is spending upwards of $5 million a year acquiring and maintaining its electric vehicle fleet, testing new plug-ins, and researching battery capabilities, according to USA Today.

Hybrid Resale Values Decline More than 25%

LOS ANGELES – Overall hybrid sales have dropped significantly as a result of the nationwide decline in gasoline prices, with used-hybrid values falling over 25 percent since last summer.

PHH Arval 2009 Green Fleet Survey Now Available Online

SPARKS, MD – The annual industry-wide survey of public and private sector fleet managers gauges awareness of environmental issues and barriers to implementing solutions that would reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions.

Volvo Unveils Seven New Cars with Green DRIVe Badge for European Market

GENEVA, Switzerland --- At the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo Cars presented seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models with exceptionally low CO2 emission levels.

AT&T Unveils 10-Year Plan to Deploy More Than 15,000 Alt-Fuel Vehicles

DALLAS --- AT&T announced plans to invest up to $565 million as part of a long-term strategy to deploy more than 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles over the next 10 years.

Shell, Codexis Deepen Biofuel Collaboration

REDWOOD CITY, CA --- Royal Dutch Shell and Codexis Inc. announced an expanded agreement to develop better enzymes that could accelerate commercialization of next-generation biofuels.

Kreido Biofuels, Four Rivers BioEnergy Complete Asset Sale

CAMARILLO, CA. --- Four Rivers BioEnergy, based in Kentucky, has purchased nearly all of the assets of Kreido Biofuels.

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.

 
 

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