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Grants to Help L.A. Port Reach Green Fleet Goals

SAN PEDRO, CA --- Through a joint effort of the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), a new round of Clean Truck Program grant funding was initiated July 10.

SoCal Schools to Get More CNG, Propane Buses

DIAMOND BAR, CA --- The South Coast Air Quality Management District has awarded nearly $43 million to help school districts in Southern California purchase clean-burning compressed natural gas and propane buses to replace the dirtiest diesel school buses in their fleets.

Poll: 30% of U.S. Car Buyers Interested in EVs

PALO ALTO, CA --- Nearly one in three (30 percent) U.S. car buyers is interested in purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car, according to a recent study on consumer EV sentiment sponsored by Better Place and conducted by research firm Ipsos.

Texas Fuel Producer Fine-Tuning Biofuel Process

BRYAN, TX --- Renewable fuel producer Terrabon is working on developing a new fuel that's nearly identical to petroleum gasoline but can be made from just about any kind of organic material -- from sewer sludge to cornstalks, the Houston Chronicle reported.

GreenHouse Releases Ethanol Micro-Refinery System

SAN DIEGO --- GreenHouse, an alternative energy company based in San Diego, is making the E-Fuel MicroFueler portable ethanol micro-refinery fuel system available for consumer use.

Nissan May Expand Hybrid Lineup

TOKYO - The automaker may add its own hybrid technology to small and mid-sized vehicles in addition to the planned launch of a luxury version, according to Agency France Presse.

Telematics Offers Fleet Benefits, Study Reports

SAN ANTONIO - An investment in commercial vehicle telematics significantly helps fleets boost productivity while decreasing costs, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Mazda6 Pricing Announced

IRVINE, CA - Available in four trim lines, pricing for the 2010 Mazda6 ranges from $20,320-$25,935.

U.S. Postal Service to Receive More Alt-Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to replace 6,500 vehicles in its delivery fleet. The move will add 1,000 E-85 ethanol-capable and 900 gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles to the fleet.

Valencia County Cuts Down on Take-Home Cars

LOS LUNAS, NM - Valencia County's new policy will put an end to take-home vehicles and save approximately $75,000 a year, according to

DuPage County Holds Auction to Raise Vehicle Funds

WHEATON, IL - DuPage County Forest Preserve hopes to gain at least $100,000 in vehicle replacement funds from its July 25 auction of surplus inventory.

Kansas Audit Shows Higher Vehicle Expenses

LAWRENCE, KS - A recently released audit report revealed all state travel and vehicle-related expenses have risen since the central motor pool was eliminated, according to the Lawrence Journal World & 6News.

Audi Builds Online Hype for Clean Diesel

HERNDON, VA - Hoping to quash memories of 1970's-era diesel clatter with social media marketing, Audi has launched a pro-diesel campaign complete with viral video and a Facebook Cause.

City of Phoenix Awarded $800K+ in Stimulus Funds

PHOENIX - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $829,697 to the City of Phoenix to reduce diesel emissions by retrofitting and replacing city-owned equipment.

Frito-Lay Exec to Keynote Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - David Haft, VP Operations Sustainability and Productivity at Frito-Lay North America, will provide the opening keynote address at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.

Lease Standard Revisions Too Complex, Says ELFA

WASHINGTON - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released a statement July 17 on proposed revisions to lease accounting standards (FAS 13) and submitted a comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

LA & Houston Drivers Most ‘Diligent’

CONCORD, MA - In contrast, Atlanta drivers travel five to 10 miles over the speed limit and demonstrate the most road rage behavior, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TomTom.

Shell Partners with GM for Hydrogen Station

NEW YORK CITY - Shell partnered with General Motors, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Energy to open this latest station.

Collective Data Welcomes New Clients Over Second Quarter

NORTH LIBERTY, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently welcomed Dejana Industries; Century Oilfield Services Inc.; Smyrna, Ga.; Adrian, Mich.; Valley Fleet Service LLC, and Taxi Affiliation Services as new clients of the collectiveFleet system in the second quarter of 2009.

Molex to Cut Fuel Use by 10%

LISLE, IL - Molex's sales and marketing teams drive approximately 3,700,000 miles, consuming approximately 260,000 gallons of fuel a year, according to the company.

Macon City Wants Fleet Cut 10%

MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Mercedes-Benz Releases S 400 Hybrid

Mercedes' new S 400 hybrid features a lithium-ion battery and produces 18 percent lower CO2emissions than the comparative model, according to the company.

Honda to Expand Hybrid Lineup

Hybrid versions of the Fit car and the CR-Z sports coupe are on the horizon.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Exceeds Expectations for Moving Company

William Duggan, owner and president of WM. Duggan Co. Inc. says, "Since the [Kenworth] hybrid is expected to run 30,000 miles per year, we're projecting close to $7,000 a year in fuel savings."

Eckhaus Fleet Qualifies for Future USPS Electric Fleet Conversion

The United States Postal Service (USPS), which maintains the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, has notified Eckhaus Fleet that it has met the requirements for suppliers of the possible conversion to electric vehicles.



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