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Propane-Fueled Vehicles to Advance with Green Funding

LIVONIA, MI - The advancement of propane-fueled vehicles are included among the projects awarded $300 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR Tests 25 Million Miles

DALLAS - During panel discussions held at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced its BlueTec emissions technology completed 25 million miles of testing ahead of schedule.

P&R Paper Reduces Carbon Footprint with T370 Hybrid

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply has introduced "Earth Line" products and a new hybrid truck.

Smith Newton truck for TNT.

Valence Powers World's Largest Electric Truck

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology customer Tanfield Group handed over six Smith Newton trucks to six leading U.S. brands.

Hybrid Electric Buses Coming to Volusia County, FL

OAK PARK, MI --- Azure Dynamics Corp. said it has sold five of its Balance Hybrid Electric buses to Votran, the transit entity for Volusia County in Florida.

LiveFuels Launches Algae Biofuels Operations in Texas

BROWNSVILLE, TX --- LiveFuels Inc., a developer of renewable algae-based biofuels, announced the start of pilot operations at the company's test facility in Brownsville, Texas.

Tesla to Open Powertrain Facility in Palo Alto, CA

PALO ALTO, CA --- The city of Palo Alto and Tesla Motors said the electric vehicle manufacturer will develop and produce vehicle components in a renovated building in the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto.

NASA Studies Cellulose for Biofuel Production

MOFFETT FIELD, CA --- Scientists at NASA Ames Research Center in California are working on a method to transform the wasted parts of plants into fuel and food, using what is called bionanotechnology.

Hamilton, NJ, Garbage Trucks Switch to Natural Gas

HAMILTON, NJ --- The township of Hamilton, which contracts Central Jersey Waste and Recycling for its garbage collection, is getting a new fleet of natural gas-powered garbage trucks.

Law Firm Unveils New Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

DURHAM, NC - The new hybrids will replace several of the firm's existing vehicles and will be used to transport the firm's representatives to clients' home, work, or office.

Tax Credits Offered on GEM Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND - Tax credits up to $5,000 are now available on GEM vehicles purchased this year.

Toyota to Boost U.S. Four-Cylinder Engine Production

ERLANGER, KY - The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama to produce 216,000 four-cylinder engines for the Camry and RAV4 starting summer 2011.

Hydrogen Fuel Station Opens at W. Va. Airport

CHARLESTON, WV --- A new hydrogen fuel production and dispensing station opened at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Aug. 17, officials told the Charleston Gazette.

Apache Corp. Opens CNG Fueling Station in Oklahoma

ELK CITY, OK --- Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge (R-Tulsa) and Apache Corp. CEO G. Steven Farris on Aug. 17 highlighted Oklahoma's incentives for natural gas in transportation.

China-Based BYD Hopes to Sell EV in U.S. Next Year

XIAN, CHINA --- Chinese automaker BYD Co. said it is finalizing plans for an electric vehicle that would be sold in the U.S. next year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

MINI E Electric Vehicle Trials on Track

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ --- Now more than two months into its field trials of electric-powered automobiles, MINI USA said it is gathering valuable, real-world data from 450 drivers of MINI E electric-powered vehicles.

Pickens County Honored for Biodiesel Project

PICKENS, SC - Pickens County received Honorable Mention in the 2009 J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Competition for its biodiesel program.

Ohio DOT Receives 'Green Fleets' Status

COLUMBUS, OH - By reducing diesel emissions and using more alternative fuels on nearly 800 snow plows, the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) has earned one of the state's first "Ohio Green Fleets" certifications.

The new trucks can be charged in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of service. (Photo for the Sun-News by Kalen Severe)

Silver City Adds New EVs to Fleet

SILVER CITY, NM - The town's meter department expects to save on fuel with its new mini electric trucks.

AFLA Conference Gets Strong Support from Industry

PHOENIX - Despite a downturn in the economy, registration for the 2009 AFLA Conference exceeds 2008 attendance.

Buick Plug-In Crossover Not Pushing Through

DETROIT - General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens said the decision was made to cancel a "potential underperformer" based on feedback from a recent product showcase.

P&R Paper Goes Green with Hybrid Truck

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply Company Inc. recently added a Kenworth T370 hybrid on a full-service lease through Inland PacLease - Fontana.

Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius: a Lifecycle Cost Comparison

Several things must happen if the Volt is to beat out the Toyota Prius on cost.

Ford Develops EV-to-Grid Communications System

Ford Motor Co. said it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that "talks" directly with the nation's electric grid.

Fresno, Calif., Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

ARB investigators found that the city had not been testing, measuring, recording and maintaining the records of its on-road vehicle fleet's diesel smoke emissions.



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