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GM to Build Small Car in Michigan

DETROIT - The automaker's decision to build its future small car at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. and stamping facility in Pontiac, Mich., is dependent on negotiations between GM and state and local government officials.

GM Test Drives Volt

WARREN, MI --- Andrew Farah, chief engineer on the Chevy Volt, took the first preproduction model out for a test drive Tuesday, June 23 -- a couple of weeks before schedule. The vehicle was taken out again the following day.

House Passes 'Clean Energy' Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Democratic-controlled House on June 26 narrowly passed a major energy bill that calls for the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and about 80 percent by mid-century, Reuters reported.

2010 Subaru Outback Gets 29 mpg Highway

CHERRY HILL, N.J. --- Subaru of America Inc. announced the EPA fuel economy results for the all-new 2010MY Outback. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, even while interior volume is up over 7 percent.

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Electric Audi Has Solar Headlights

HERDON, VA - Ten years ago, solar headlamps would have been relegated to the same bin as glow-in-the-dark sunglasses and inflatable dartboards. Today, they're just another innovation in the EV/hybrid race to a green Shangri-La and a nice feature on a slick solar hybrid built by college kids.

Madison Gas and Electric Plans EV Charging Network

MADISON, WI – Madison Gas and Electric purchased six Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging stations and plans to install the first charging unit this summer.

GSA Orders $210M Worth of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration's latest order of 14,105 fuel-efficient vehicles for the Federal fleet used $210 million dollars' worth of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

NREL and Google Launch Map of America's Alternative Fuel Stations

The mapping tool allows users to view each type of fuel station as a layer, so users can view one at a time or all fuel types simultaneously.

Enterprise Fleet Management Recognized for Green Efforts

ST. LOUIS, MO – Enterprise Fleet Management received the Stevie award for "Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year."

Volvo Group Begins Selling Trucks That Meet EPA2010 Emissions Standards

The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

Fleet Helps City of Inglewood Become 'All-America City'

INGLEWOOD, CA – The City of Inglewood was recently named one of 10 All-America Cities by the National Civic League, making it the second time Inglewood has earned the honor in 20 years.

Fairfax Co. to Save $700K with Take-Home Cuts

RESTON, VA – Cuts in take-home vehicles and associated overtime pay are expected to save the county about $700,000, according to the county's quarterly audit report.

Two-Time Win for Hillsborough County

TORRANCE, CA – The county made its way from No. 91 on GF's 100 Best Fleets back in 2007 to No. 1 in 2008, and once again earning the top spot for 2009.

Hawaii Electric Light Company Debuts First Kenworth Hybrid Truck in State

HILO, HAWAII - The state's first Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck to enter service in Hawaii was delivered recently to the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO).

Work Truck Show 2010 Dates & Location Announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - North America's largest vocational truck event, The Work Truck Show, will be held in St. Louis in March 2010, in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Fuel Cell-Powered Crown Forklift Showcased at Annual Symposium

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - At a recent Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium, forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corporation demonstrated how emerging fuel-cell technology can be used to power industrial vehicles, including Crown lift trucks.

San Francisco Bay City Unveils EV Charging Stations

WALNUT CREEK, CA --- Coulomb Technologies this month announced that Walnut Creek, Calif., has become the third San Francisco Bay Area city to deploy the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles.

Train Carrying Ethanol Derails, Sets Off Blaze

ROCKFORD, IL --- A number of cars from a Canadian National Railway Co. train smoldered here over the weekend, as federal investigators continued to probe whether standing water from heavy rains factored into a Friday night derailment that left one woman dead and three others injured, the Chicago Tribune reported.

PICC Upgrades Prius Conversion Kit

POWAY, CA --- Plug In Conversions Corp. (PICC) said it has completed a software upgrade to its plug-in conversion kit, allowing all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in a converted Prius.

Ford Draws $5.9B in Loans for Fuel-Efficient Cars

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford employees gave U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu a standing ovation today when he announced that the automaker would receive $5.9 billion in loans for the development of fuel-efficient cars, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Comdata Corporation Enters Into Agreement with 360FuelCard

BRENTWOOD, TN - Comdata will provide corporate fuel cards, as well as the network of fuel and service sites, for 360FuelCard customers.

Energy Department to Help Automakers with Green Efforts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding assistance for Ford, Nissan, and Tesla Motors to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.

Volvo Begins Selling Trucks That Meet 2010 Emissions Standards

GREENSBORO, NC – The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction, which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions, according to a statement by the manufacturer.

Volkswagen Offers Discounts for 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

HERNDON, VA – In support of the government-funded "Cash for Clunkers" program, the automaker will provide up to $4,500 off the purchase price of new, more fuel-efficient vehicle for consumers who trade in an older, less efficient vehicle.

Nissan to Make Electric Cars in U.S.

SMYRNA, TN – Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. plans to start producing electric vehicles in the United States after initial production in Japan.



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