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GM Easing Transition to Electric Vehicle Technology

WASHINGTON – General Motors is working with key stakeholders in cities such as San Francisco and Washington D.C. to develop policies and enablers to accelerate the transition to plug-in electric vehicles.

ZAP Urges Bill Passage to Expand Federal Electric Car Tax Credit

SANTA ROSA, CA – Called the FREEDOM Act of 2009, bill S271, would revise the 1986 Internal Revenue Code providing tax credits for the manufacture, conversion, and acquisition of plug-in electric vehicles.

BMW Advanced Diesel Models Qualify for Tax Credit

Purchasers of the 335d sedan and X5 xDrive35d sports activity vehicle qualify for up to $900 and $1,800 tax credit respectively.

Coca-Cola Enterprises to Double its Hybrid-Electric Delivery Fleet

The company announced its plan to add 185 hybrid electric trucks and added that it is also launching a new vehicle that is larger than those in its existing fleet of heavy duty hybrids.

Wal-Mart Surpasses Goal of 25 Percent Fleet Efficiency Gain in 3 Years

As part of the company's efforts to develop a more sustainable trucking fleet, Wal-Mart will test a heavy-duty hybrid truck and another alternative-fuel truck.

Wal-Mart Tests New PACCAR Hybrid Trucks

BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it will test a new type of heavy-duty commercial hybrid truck and a new type of alternatively fueled truck, developed by Bellevue, Wash.-based PACCAR.

Ford Further Reveals Electric Vehicle Strategy, Partners With Johnson Controls-Saft

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Ford Motor Co. on Feb. 3 revealed new details about its electric vehicle strategy, including the announcement of a new plug-in hybrid battery supplier and the addition of seven utility partners to a test program to speed the commercialization of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Ford Joins With Electric Utilities to Research Broader Benefits of Plug-in Hybrids

DEARBORN, MI --- American Electric Power (AEP) is joining with Ford Motor Co. and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in a project designed to research and develop plug-in hybrid vehicles as part of a complete vehicle, home and grid energy system.

Chevrolet Volt Named 2009 Green Car Vision Award Winner

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Chevrolet Volt has been named the 2009 Green Car Vision Award winner by the auto enthusiast magazine Green Car Journal.

Sirona Fuels Acquires Blue Sky Biofuels, Plans Further Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO --- Sirona Fuels, a company focused on overcoming the speculative nature of the supply and demand sides of the alternative fuels business, announced plans for expansion.

National Biodiesel Board Unveils Guiding Principles for Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO --- Meeting in San Francisco for its annual conference, the National Biodiesel Board unveiled a formalized list of principles to guide the industry on issues of sustainability.

Kokomo, Indiana, to Launch Biodiesel Project

KOKOMO, IN --- The mayor of Kokomo, IN, is scheduled to unveil the first phase of the city's K-Fuel biodiesel project at a special event Feb 4.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to National Fleet

ST. LOUIS, MO --- Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding approximately 5,000 additional gas/electric hybrids to its nationwide fleet and designating nearly 80 rental locations across the country as "hybrid branches."

Automakers Urge DOT to Finalize Fuel Economy Standards Through 2015

WASHINGTON – Manufacturers plan to work with Congress, the states, and the administration to help bridge competing fuel economy proposals, set aggressive standards through 2015, and direct efforts toward meeting a national standard of at least 35 mpg by 2020.

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City of White Plains and New York Power Authority Partner to Purchase Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bucket Truck

WHITE PLAINS, NY - White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel announced the arrival of the city's first hybrid bucket truck.

Danville Adds Hybrid to its Vehicle Fleet

DANVILLE, VA - The City of Danville is giving hybrid vehicles a test drive with the purchase of a 2008 Toyota Prius.

Audi Hooked on "E" as Part of New Green Initiative

HERDON, VA – Every automaker is incorporating eco-friendly technologies into their production plans and Audi is no different. According to a report from CAR, the German automaker will use the “E” designation for its environmentally friendly products.

5 Alt-fuel Stations Open in Sacramento

Propel Fuels will now sell E85 Flex Fuel and Biodiesel at its five stations in California. The company plans to deploy hundreds of stations across the state within five years.

2010 Honda Insight Overview

The 2010 Insight hybrid, with a U.S. EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon, will launch in April 2009 and will be priced below the Civic Hybrid.

ZENN Motor Co. Releases '09 Model NEV

ZENN Motor Co., a Toronto-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, is releasing its 2009 zero-emission, all-electric NEV.

Provo City Puts Two Electric Trucks on the Road

PROVO CITY, UTAH - For the next 30 days, Mayor Lewis Billings is exchanging the grumble of a combustion engine for the hum of an electric motor.

Coke Deploys More Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Coca Cola Enterprises can now claim the largest hybrid truck fleet in North America, according to the company, having announced that they’ll be adding 185 hybrid trucks to their fleet, thus boosting the total number of environmentally friendly trucks to 327.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250

ROUSH Expands Propane Vehicle Lineup with Unveil of Liquid Propane Injected F-250 Pickup

LAS VEGAS – Hammering home their success in offering a propane-powered truck, ROUSH Performance unveiled the next product in the lineup - the 2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250 at the 2009 International Builders’ Show.

USDA Offers to Assist Ethanol Plants in Identifying Efficiencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pledged this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the struggling ethanol industry identify more efficient ways to produce the fuel, Reuters reported.


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