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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'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.

Tesla Begins Selling Electric Roadster in Canada

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors Inc. said it has begun selling its electric cars in Canada and will begin delivering cars to Canadian customers in the fourth quarter.

Honda Adds Hybrid Diesel-Electric Truck to Fleet

TORRANCE, CA --- American Honda Motor Co. has introduced a Class 8 hybrid diesel electric truck into its truck fleet at its parts center in Alpharetta, GA.

City of Lawrence Cuts Costs by Using Solar Panels on Emergency Vehicles

LAWRENCE, KS - The City of Lawrence's emergency-response vehicles are sporting a new "green" look.

Jackson County Sheriff "Greens" Patrol Vehicles

JEFFERSON, GA - Jackson County Sheriff Stan Evans has converted his fleet of nine patrol vehicles to a hybrid propane fuel system. The County intends to convert a total of 50 vehicles by the end of the year.

ECOtality and Nissan Partner to Launch Electric Vehicles in Arizona's Pima County

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced it has entered into a commitment with Nissan North America and Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to facilitate the establishment of electric vehicle (EV) charge infrastructure throughout Arizona's Pima County.

Share Your Best Fleet Ideas With the Industry

TORRANCE, CA – What strategies have proven successful for your fleet? Think other fleets can benefit from your experiences and practices? Share your ideas with the rest of the industry!

Green Mountain Power Adds First Hybrid Bucket Truck to Fleet

COLCHESTER, VT – With the new hybrid technology, GMP expects to reduce fuel usage up to 60 percent, idling time by 87 percent, and lower maintenance costs.

Fleet Manager Input Needed Today!

TORRANCE, CA – AF continues to collect all Bright Ideas in fleet management via our online survey. Just think — one bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Please respond TODAY.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Unveils Hydraulic Hybrid System

The new hydraulic hybrid system features a regenerative braking system, which saves energy by recycling and storing it as hydraulic power.

 
 

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