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New Study Benchmarks Truck Industry Preference for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.

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New Kenworth T470 Brochure Offers Key Specifications for Vocational, Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Pa. Seeks Airport-Based Applicants for Alt-Fuel Grants

HARRISBURG, PA --- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is offering nearly $500,000 in financial aid to state airports and airlines interested in advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner ground service equipment.

Va. Draws Complaints About Ethanol Levels in Gas

RICHMOND, VA --- From June 8 to July 7 of this year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) received more than 500 complaints about high levels of ethanol in gasoline sold in the state's Tidewater area.

Indian Tribe to Produce Biodiesel for Bus Fleet

PAUMA VALLEY, CA --- The Pauma Band of Mission Indians will soon team with Pacific Natural Energy to produce biodiesel from waste cooking oil.

Calif. Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Vies for Stimulus Funds

SYLMAR, CA --- Quallion, a lithium-ion battery maker, is requesting $220 million in stimulus funds to build a manufacturing plant that will make more than 20,000 batteries annually for hybrid cars and trucks by 2012.

ExxonMobil to Launch Biofuels Program

IRVING, TX --- Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has formed an alliance with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) to research and develop biofuels from photosynthetic algae.

Pontiac G8 May Shift to Chevrolet Brand

DETROIT - Reports are circulating about the possibility of the Pontiac G8 being re-branded as the Chevrolet Caprice.

Clean Energy Opens Major Fueling Station Near L.A. Port

SEAL BEACH, CA --- A major natural-gas truck fueling station, designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., is now open for business on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Sen. Hatch, Pickens Push for Natural Gas Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) teamed with Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens on July 8 to promote legislation aimed at boosting the use of natural gas-fueled vehicles through tax incentives.

Ener1 Batteries Used in Volvo Plug-in Hybrid Trial

NEW YORK --- Volvo Car Corp. has chosen American-made lithium-ion battery systems, designed and produced by Ener1 Inc., to power a pair of plug-in hybrid V70 demonstration cars being put through their paces across Europe this fall.

New Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Sparks Attention

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 Lexus HS 250h, available later this summer, is the world's first luxury car available with only a hybrid engine.

EPA Funds to Help Sublette County Go Green

PINEDALE, WY - Sublette County plans to use more than $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Recovery Act funds to improve its environmental efforts, according to the Pinedale Roundup.

City of Pasadena Tests Electric Minis

PASADENA, CA - Along with the water department, the electric Minis will be used by employees in the departments of transportation and public works, mostly for making customer calls or doing field work around the city, reported the Pasadena Star News.

Kansas City Audit Reveals Take-Home Violations

KANSAS CITY, MO - Increased fuel consumption, poor recordkeeping, and the unauthorized use of police cars as take-home vehicles were among the findings of a recent Kansas City Police audit, according to the Kansas City Star.

USPS to Add 1,900 Alt-Fuel Vehicles to Fleet

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will replace 6,500 aging units in its delivery fleet with E-85, gasoline/electric hybrid, and four-cylinder vehicles.

Awards to Recognize Outstanding 'Green' Fleets

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet organizations that excel in effective environmentally responsible programs will be recognized in a special awards presentation at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference.

Green Fleet Conference to ‘Show Where the Money Is’

TORRANCE, CA - The 2009 Green Fleet Conference will present solutions and resources to help commercial fleet managers continue environment initiatives in budget-challenged times.

Yokohama's Orange Oil-Infused Passenger Tire to Help Save Gas

FULLERTON, CA - Yokohama's dB Super E-spec is composed of 80 percent non-petroleum based materials.

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Freightliner Introduces its First Natural Gas Truck

PORTLAND, OR - The Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G.

McDonald’s to Debut First EV Charging Station in N.C.

CARY, NC - McDonald's will debut a NovaCharge ChargePoint Network electric vehicle (EV) charging station July 14 in Cary, N.C., according to Reuters.

Study Says GPS Reduces Fuel Costs 22%

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Firms who have adopted GPS-enabled solutions have seen a 25-percent reduction in idle times, a 22-percent drop in daily mileage, and a 22-percent decrease in fuel costs, according to a report by the Aberdeen Group.

Outstanding 'Green' Fleets to be Recognized

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers who excel in implementing effective environmentally responsible programs will be recognized in a special presentation at the upcoming 2009 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago.

Zipcar Launches First All-Electric Car-Share Pod

Car share members at the EV Pod in London can now drive an all-electric vehicle (EV) Citroën c1 and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Toyota Prius.

Legislation Would Double Incentives for Buying Natural Gas Vehicles

The tax incentives would also be extended for 10 years.

 

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