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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.

State of Oklahoma Teams with Tulsa Gas Technologies and NaturalDrive for Advanced CNG

TULSA, OK - The State of Oklahoma’s Department of Central Services Fleet Management Division recently entered into an agreement with Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc., to provide Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified OEM-style CNG conversion technology for use in its vehicle fleets.

Attention Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA – Take a few minutes to share one of your best practices, proven solutions, or creative new concepts in efficient, cost-effective fleet management. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Survey deadline has been extended to March 6.

City of Columbus, Ohio, 'Moves to Fleet Management'

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Crediting city hall leadership, City of Columbus Fleet Administrator Kelly Reagan has instituted significant changes to the public sector fleet, including a reduced carbon footprint, decreased fuel consumption, centralized operations, and an increased use of CNG.

City of Tulsa Fleet to Go "Green"

TULSA, OK - Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the City's "Green Fleet," during a recent news conference at River West Festival Park.

A group of local, family owned trucking companies have united under the Clean Truck Coalition (CTC) name and are making it their mission to help clean the air in Southern California by investing in hu

Cleaning up the Environment is No. 1 Priority for a 'Clean Truck Coalition' of 10 Southern California Carriers

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A group of local, family owned trucking companies have united under the Clean Truck Coalition (CTC) name and are making it their mission to help clean the air in Southern California by investing in hundreds of the cleanest trucks serving the San Pedro Bay ports.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. to Assemble Zero-Emission Trucks

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp., a Delaware corporation temporarily headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., announced plans to assemble and market all-electric, zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America.

Iowa Finalizes Cellulosic Ethanol Project With POET

SIOUX FALLS, SD --- The Iowa Power Board on Feb. 26 approved a $14.75 million contract with ethanol producer POET for development of a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, IA.

Ford to Produce EcoBoost Engines in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Ford Motor Co. is resuming production at its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1, which becomes the first manufacturing site to build Ford's new fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.

ComEd's Green Fleet Ranks 7th Largest in U.S.

CHICAGO – GreenBiz.com's "State of Green Business 2009" report lists five electric and gas utilities in the top 10. According to the list, ComEd's green fleet numbers 1,918 individual vehicles, not including 250 E-85 flex-fuel vehicles, according to ComEd.

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG to Market

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford has confirmed EPA fuel economy for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect at 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Honda Natural Gas-Powered Civic GX Tops New List of Greenest Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released environmental ratings for model year 2009 vehicles.

Nissan Starts Vehicle Testing on New Fuel Cell Technology

TOKYO, Japan --- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it has started testing a vehicle with a next-generation fuel-cell stack.

Propel CleanDrive Program Tracks Emission Reductions of Propel Fuel Users

SEATTLE --- Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of renewable fuels, recently launched its latest version of CleanDrive, a fleet carbon emission reduction tracking platform.

Calling All Commercial Fleet Managers: We Need Your Input

TORRANCE, CA – Take a few minutes to share one of your best practices, proven solutions, or creative new concepts in efficient, cost-effective fleet management. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country! Survey deadline has been extended to March 6.

Oklahoma Legislation Seeks to Expand CNG Fueling Infrastructure

OKLAHOMA CITY --- An Oklahoma House committee last week approved a set of bills aimed at securing a role for Oklahoma in the alternative energy market.

Sheriff's Department in GA Converting Cars to Hybrid Propane Fuel System

PENDERGRASS, GA --- Jackson County Georgia Sheriff Stan E. Evans announced that the department has begun conversion of its patrol cars to a hybrid propane fuel system.

Mascoma Corp. Producing Cellulosic Ethanol at Demonstration Plant in NY

BOSTON, MA --- Mascoma Corp., a leader in the development of low-carbon cellulosic ethanol, announced that the company's demonstration facility in Rome, NY, is now producing ethanol from non-food cellulosic biomass.

 
 

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