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OriginOil Announces Partnership

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc., a developer of algae-based biofuel, announced a partnership with Desmet Ballestra, an international pioneer in oil and fats technologies.

California to Cut GHG Emissions by 10 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board has adopted a regulation that will implement Governor Schwarzenegger's low carbon fuel standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020.

Oncor Unveils Hybrid-Powered Bucket Trucks

DALLAS – Oncor, one of 14 utilities that participated in a 2006 trial of hybrid trucks in the field, has added two new hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet.

Southern Calif. City Considers Year-Long Test-Drive of Electric Mini E

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA --- The city of Manhattan Beach, an upscale beach community near Los Angeles, is reviewing a BMW Group offer to give the city discounted leases on up to 10 fully electric versions of the Mini Cooper

Fuel Systems Solutions to Acquire Certain Assets of CNG Refueling Products Manufacturer

SANTA ANA, CA --- Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. said it has agreed to acquire certain assets and technology for compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling products manufactured by FuelMaker Corp.

Bright Automotive Unveils 100 mpg Plug-in Hybrid Commercial Van

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Bright Automotive, a private startup company based in Indiana, last week unveiled a plug-in hybrid commercial van that the company says can travel 100 miles on a gallon of gasoline.

San Diego Region Sets Sights on Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

SAN DIEGO, CA --- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on April 28 joined University of California-San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, local scientists and industry leaders to announce their support for a regional partnership designed to develop ways to turn algae into biofuels.

Propel Fuels Partners with Enterprise on Flex Fuel Program

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, announced a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to fuel Enterprise's rental cars in the Sacramento area with renewable E85 Flex Fuel.

MicroSun Reaches Design Goal for Plug-in Hybrid Battery System

LISLE, IL --- MicroSun Technologies, a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium ion battery packs and smart charging devices, said the company has reached its $500/kWh goal for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) applications.

Minnesota First in Nation to Require B5 Biodiesel Blend

ST. PAUL, MN --- Minnesota's diesel fuel supply increased from a 2-percent (B2) biodiesel blend to 5 percent (B5) on May 1.

Comdata Enhances Phillips' Role as Executive VP and GM of Corporate Payment Solutions

BRENTWOOD, TN – With his newly added responsibilities, Scott Phillips will assume leadership of Comdata's Regulatory Compliance and Financial Services divisions, as well as continue to manage sales and operations for the Corporate Payments division.

Act Now! Several Grant Deadlines Approaching

TORRANCE, CA – The MSRC Clean Transportation Funding and Clean Cities FY09 Reduction Technologies Project for the Transportation Sector grants will be closing May 29, with the American Re-investment and Recovery Act Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grants following on June 25.

Meriden Police Department Expects to Cut Fuel Use 60% with New Idling System

MERIDEN, CT – The Meriden Police Department recently installed the IdleRight fuel saver system, a new fuel reduction system to help make its fleet greener, according to the Record-Journal.

City of New York Deploys 40 Nissan Altima Hybrid Patrol Cars

NEW YORK – The new vehicles will be utilized in high stop-and-go traffic areas such as Midtown and Manhattan, as well as in precincts with the greatest ground to cover.

Fleet Managers React to Chrysler’s Chapter 11 Filing

Commercial fleet managers have expressed sourcing loyalty to Chrysler, but key concerns remain about unbuilt units, downsizing of the dealer network, and whether a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding will impact 2010 selector development.

Kenworth T800 LNG

Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Available for Factory Order and Production

KIRKLAND, WA – The Kenworth T800 LNG truck offers performance and efficiency for heavy-duty port, freight, and vocational applications.

100 Best Fleets Nominations - Last Chance!

TORRANCE, CA – Calling all public sector fleet managers! Government Fleet Magazine wants you to nominate your fleet for the 2009 100 Best Fleets Award. Today is the last day to submit your nominations.

SOMS Technologies Launches Fleet Adoption Program

Company says program validates cost savings for microGreen oil filter, which decreases motor oil use in fleets by 70 percent.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Team Averages 81.5 MPG in '1,000-Mile Challenge'

During a fund raising effort, drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques achieved 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and set world record for gasoline-powered, midsize sedan.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Forms Zero-Emission Partnership with City of Seattle

As part of the agreement, Nissan and the city of Seattle will develop plans to promote a charging infrastructure for EVs, as well as the deployment, operation and maintenance of a charging network.

Birmingham to Lease CNG Garbage Trucks

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will lease 70 natural gas-fueled garbage and rubbish trucks and apply for a $5 million federal grant to build a compressed natural gas station, according to the Birmingham News.

Houston School District Contracts with AT&T to Provide Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District has signed a contract for AT&T fleet management services, enabling the school district to wirelessly monitor its fleet of more than 1,100 school buses and vehicles.

Doug Weichman was one of 31 nominees competing for this year's award.

Weichman Elected 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Doug Weichman, CAFM, director of fleet management for Palm Beach County, Fla., was presented the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year April 26 by Government Fleet and sponsors, ARI and Fleet Counselor Services.

Washington D.C. Saves $300k+ in 4 Months with FastFleet Program

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., the first city in the country to adopt Zipcar's new FastFleet system, estimates it has saved more than $300,000 during a four-month pilot.

100 Best Fleets Nominations End Friday, May 1

TORRANCE, CA – Past winners have received recognition from their policymakers, city managers, and local and national press. Nominate your fleet today!

 

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