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Federal Court Orders Judge to Reconsider Decision on L.A./Long Beach Clean Truck Programs

SAN FRANCISCO --- A federal appeals court on March 20 ordered a judge to reconsider her decision against blocking parts of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports' clean truck programs.

Enerkem Unveils Plans for Biofuels Project in Mississippi

MONTREAL, CANADA --- Enerkem Inc., a biofuels and green chemicals technology company, plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels production facility in Pontotoc, MS.

EPA Proposes First National Reporting System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.

Balqon Corp. Opens New Electric Truck Production Facility Near L.A. Harbor

HARBOR CITY, CA --- Balqon Corp., a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles and electric propulsion systems, rolled out its first production yard tractor, a Nautilus E20, at the grand opening of its production facility in Harbor City, CA.

EPA Grants Help Fleets Buy 'Greener' Trucks

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is offering fleets an incentive to go green — money towards a new, cleaner vehicle for each diesel truck replaced.

BMW Reveals Plans for Megacity Low-Emission Vehicle

MUNICH, GERMANY --- During BMW Group's annual accounts press conference last week, Chairman Norbert Reithofer said the company plans to produce a new vehicle, called the Megacity, with full electric and gasoline drivetrains.

Obama Unveils Grant Program to Boost Electric Vehicle Availability

POMONA, CA --- During last week's visit to southern California, President Obama made a stop at an electric-vehicle testing facility in Pomona and announced a $2.4 billion competitive grant program aimed at making electric vehicles more widely available.

Nissan Reportedly Plans Luxury Hybrid for Japan, U.S. in 2010

TOKYO, JAPAN --- The Nikkei newspaper in Japan reported on March 22 that Nissan Motor Co. plans to release a high-end hybrid car in Japan and the U.S. in 2010.

microGreen Motor Oil Filter Designed to End 3,000-Mile Oil Change

VALHALLA, NY --- To trim maintenance costs, Standard Oil of Connecticut Inc., based in Bridgeport, CT, has begun using the microGreen extended performance oil filter in its fleet of 60 service vehicles.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Forms Zero-Emission Vehicle Partnership in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA --- The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced that Nissan and local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are forming a partnership to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles and to help develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

Manatee County Fleet Receives National Recognition

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals presented Fleet Services its "Fleet Master of the Year" honor at an industry conference in Orlando.

Ohio State University Switches Car-Sharing Companies

COLUMBUS, OHIO – After two years with the car-sharing company Zipcar, Ohio State has decided to continue the program with another vendor, Connect By Hertz.

How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

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How Does Your Fleet Reduce Fuel Costs?

TORRANCE, CA – Please take a few minutes to provide your insight on fuel cost reduction strategies. AF greatly appreciates your input!

Insight Hybrid Gets 65 MPG in Real-world Tests

According to road tests posted at hybridcars.com, the Honda Insight’s fuel economy is averaging much better than Honda’s anticipated 40 mpg.

Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco Join Forces to Offer Bi-Fuel Gasoline/Natural Gas Vehicle to Florida Consumers

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Wise Gas, Inc. and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive representation agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retro-fitted Ford Focus vehicles to Florida consumers.

Boulder City Manager Describes Green Efforts

BOULDER, CO – Efforts include encouraging local driving alternatives, converting 40 percent of fleet to alt-fuel vehicles, and installing solar systems on three city buildings.

Tacoma Police Detectives to Drive Hybrids

TACOMA, WA – The Tacoma Police department is adding four hybrid cars to its fleet of unmarked vehicles, to be outfitted with emergency lights and other equipment. The additional vehicles will be driven by detectives, according to The News Tribune.

Eaton Assists Truck Fleet Owners in Applying for Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Reading Truck Body Wins Two Awards at The Work Truck Show

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Reading Truck Body, LLC's new Aluminum Classic II service body earned The Work Truck Show 2009 Editors' Choice Award for New Product Innovation and the inaugural Work Truck Show Green Award.

Fisker Automotive Invests in Battery Supplier

IRVINE, CA --- Fisker Automotive has secured a source of battery technology for its upcoming line of plug-in hybrid vehicles by investing in its North American battery supplier, Advanced Lithium Power.

California Ports Defend Clean Truck Programs in Court

PASADENA, CA --- The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are continuing to enforce their clean truck programs while a federal court considers the legality of the programs' requirements.

GM Europe's Opel Ampera to Debut in 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland --- General Motors Europe President Carl-Peter Forster this month unveiled the Opel Ampera, an extended-range electric vehicle, at the Geneva Motor Show and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011 in Europe.

SoCal Edison Prepares for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

ROSEMEAD, CA – Southern California Edison is spending upwards of $5 million a year acquiring and maintaining its electric vehicle fleet, testing new plug-ins, and researching battery capabilities, according to USA Today.

 

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