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Kraft and Honda Acquire New Hybrid Trucks for Pilots, EVI Unveils Electric Truck in U.S.

- Kraft Foods Inc. will put a new refrigerated diesel-electric hybrid truck on the road to transport frozen food, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will start using a hybrid truck to haul service parts in Georgia, and Electric Vehicles International USA is introducing its fully-electric work truck to the U.S. market.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Launches Hydraulic Hybrid at NTEA Work Truck Show

CHICAGO - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) introduced the newest addition to its robust alternative powertrain chassis development program - the pilot hydraulic hybrid walk-in van chassis.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation to Assemble Zero-Emission Commercial Trucks in North America

CHICAGO - Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. (SEV U.S. Corp.), announced its plan to assemble and market all-electric zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America.

California Proposes Regulation Targeting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fuels

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board on March 5 released a proposed regulation seeking to implement Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard -- a policy aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020 and more thereafter.

Ford CEO: Electric Vehicles to Play Major Role in Future Lineup

SANTA BARBARA, CA --- During the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference, Ford CEO Alan Mulally told attendees that electric vehicles will represent a major portion of the automaker's lineup a decade from now, Reuters reported.

USDA Head Favors Increase of Ethanol Blend in Gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week expressed support for an increase in the ethanol-gasoline blend rate to 12 or 13 percent, saying such a move would require minimal scientific review, Reuters reported.

Baker Partners with Van Ladder to Produce CNG-Powered Aerial Work Truck

RICHMOND, VA --- Baker Equipment is partnering with Van Ladder (Brink's Manufacturing) to produce an SULEV-rated, CNG-powered, van-mounted aerial work truck.

Steve Guillame (left), Navistar's general manager of vocational trucks presented the keys to an International DuraStar Hybrid with RouteMax refrigerated body (shown at right) to Kraft Foods.

Kraft Foods Adds New Diesel-Electric Refrigerated Hybrid Truck to Fleet

CHICAGO – The International DuraStar Hybrid truck with RouteMax refrigerated body is a pilot unit and is expected to offer Kraft Foods as much as a 30-percent fuel savings versus a traditional diesel-powered truck.

Third-Generation Toyota Prius to Offer 50 MPG, Additional Horsepower

YOUNTVILLE, CA --- When it launches this spring, the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius will offer a combined EPA estimated fuel efficiency rating of 50 miles per gallon.

Tesla Begins Selling Electric Roadster in Canada

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors Inc. said it has begun selling its electric cars in Canada and will begin delivering cars to Canadian customers in the fourth quarter.

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.

 

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