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Mitsubishi, Peugeot Sign Electric Car Agreement

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said it has signed a contract that spells out its agreement with France's Peugeot-Citroen to cooperate in developing and marketing electric cars.

Mascoma, Chevron Enter into Ethanol Feedstock Pact

LEBANON, NH --- Mascoma Corp. on Sept. 14 said it has entered into a feedstock processing and lignin supply agreement with Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Kentucky Steps Up Biofuel Efforts

FRANKFORT, KY --- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has formed an executive task force on biomass and biofuels development in Kentucky.

Modified Prius Runs on Algae-Based Biofuel

SAN FRANCISCO --- Author and filmmaker Josh Tickell has embarked on a transcontinental tour driving a modified Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, which runs on electricity and a fuel mixture that includes algae-based biofuel from Sapphire Energy.

PHH GreenFleet Averages 7-Percent Reduction in Fleet Operating Costs and 14-Percent Reduction in Emissions

SPARKS, MD - In addition, companies improved their miles per gallon an average of 16 percent in their first year of utilizing PHH GreenFleet, according to PHH Arval.

New Fuel Economy & GHG Emission Standards Proposed

WASHINGTON - Instead of three standards, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency worked with state agencies to propose clearer standards for all automakers, beginning with the 2012 model-year.

Darling Announces Biodiesel Project With Valero

IRVING, TX --- Darling International Inc. said it has begun forming a joint venture with a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp. to build a biodiesel facility.

Audi, Jaguar & Land Rover Gear Up for Luxury & Sustainability

HERNDON, VA - Calling sustainability the new luxury, the president of Audi America said that Audi hopes to be the top luxury carmaker in the world by 2015, based on adoption of sustainability as a core focus.

Lexus Introduces Drivers to its new HS and 'Hello Someday'

EL SEGUNDO, CA - In September, Lexus raises the bar once again with the arrival of the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle in the U.S. The 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid sedan offers an unprecedented blend of advanced technology, luxury, and sustainable materials.

City of Chattanooga Wants to Drop Take-Home Fees

CHATTANOOGA, TN - In a Sept. 11 meeting, the Chattanooga City Council made a decision to come up with the $400,000 required to restore take-home privileges for free to all city employees.

HEVs Used By Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield

FORT STEWART, GA - Of the nearly 500 hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) already delivered to Army installations, seventeen are now part of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's general dispatch fleet or maintenance vehicles.

Sonoma County Improves Fuel Efficiency with GPS

SAN DIEGO - The County of Sonoma, Calif., has completed its pilot phase of Networkfleet's diagnostic and GPS tracking system to reduce fuel costs and lower greenhouse emissions for the county's fleet of 1,000 vehicles.

Nassau County to Purchase 40 CNG Dump Trucks

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the purchase of forty environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) dump trucks for the Department of Public Works.

CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

GEORGETOWN, TX - The funds will be used to establish more than 100 state-of-the-art liquid propane (Autogas) refueling stations in major U.S. cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips.

Platte River Power to Save Costs with New Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Platte River Power Authority has converted about half of its fleet of hybrid and non-hybrid service vehicles to an oil filter designed to cut down on operating costs.

Hino Trucks Continues SCR Advancement and Announces Emissions Technology Pricing

Hino will implement an emissions surcharge of $6,700 per vehicle.

Date and Location Announced for 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference

The Austin Convention Center in Texas will be hosting GFX 2010, June 21-23.

Ford Unveils New Diesel for 2011 Super Duty

The all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine will debut in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty, available in spring 2010.

Audi Sets Pricing for 2010 MY A3 TDI Clean Diesel

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel will start at $29,950.

City of Natchez Take-Home Vehicles in Question

NATCHEZ, MS - Supplied to employees as a job perk, for after-hour calls, or business errands, elected officials began questioning take-home car assignments last week during budget interviews with department heads.

2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) Concept vehicle achieves an electric-only range of approximately 12 miles.

Wisconsin Utilities Purchase Plug-In Hybrid Utility Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Marshfield and Plymouth Utilities, headquartered in Wisconsin, are the first utilities in the state to own and add a plug-in hybrid utility truck to their fleets.

Clackamas County Four-Day Week Cuts Fleet Costs

PORTLAND, OR - County commissioners agreed to continue indefinitely with the one-year pilot program after a series of surveys and a study by Portland State University found the program saved money and was popular with the public and employees.

Canyon County to Use Grant Money to Green Fleet

CALDWELL, ID - Fleet will purchase hybrid vehicles and a nitrogen generator to increase fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

U.S. Military Orders More Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - Based on an initial trial order placed in June, the new order includes eleven Zaptruck XLs as well as five 220-volt fast charging stations.



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