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Researchers Study Potential of Used Coffee Grounds as Biodiesel Feedstock

RENO, NV --- Researchers at the University of Nevada have concluded that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap and environmentally friendly source for production of biodiesel fuel.

Market Conditions Stall Production Plans for Prius Plant in Mississippi

TORRANCE, CA --- Citing a "steep decline in the market," Toyota said it will probably delay production at its Blue Springs, Miss., plant where it planned to build the Toyota Prius, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Taxicab Cooperative Adding CNG-Powered Vehicles to Fleets

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Administrative Services CO-OP (ASC), the largest taxicab cooperative in the Western United States, has begun procuring new, clean-burning CNG-powered taxis for deployment by ASC member Long Beach Yellow Cab.

California Seeks to Slash Greenhouse Emissions by 15 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA --- California regulators on Thursday, Dec. 11, adopted a comprehensive plan to cut greenhouse gases -- the first of its kind in the nation, the Los Angeles Times reported.

California Cartage Co., L.A. Area Ports Get 232 New Natural Gas Trucks

LOS ANGELES --– Daimler Trucks North America on Dec. 8 held events celebrating delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Co. and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.

Five Volvo Models Green Car of the Year Candidates

ROCKLEIGH, NJ – The C30, S40, and V50 DRIVe models and the V70 2.5FT and S80 2.5 FT (bioethanol powered) have all been nominated for World Green Car of the Year 2009.

Environmental Defense Fund and PHH Arval Partner to Reduce GHG Emissions

SPARKS, MD – Environmental Defense Fund has released a report presenting results achieved by several companies using the PHH GreenFleet program.

New Electric Pickup Trucks Tested in Hawaii

Maui Electric Co. will test durability of new battery-powered pickup trucks for six months.

Hendrix College Adds Two Electric Cars to Fleet

CONWAY, AR – Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. has put two electric cars into service on campus, replacing two older gas-powered vehicles in the college’s fleet.

Edison Police Get Four New Hybrid Cars

EDISON, NJ – Edison Township’s goal to eventually have half its fleet of cars consist of hybrid electrics recently advanced as the police department rolled out four of the energy-saving vehicles.

Two New Electric Cars Join Minneapolis Fleet

MINNEAPOLIS – The City of Minneapolis has added two new electric cars to its fleet. The cars use no gasoline and make almost no sound.

Mass. to Retrofit Hybrid Vehicle Fleet to Plug-In

BOSTON – The State of Massachusetts’ may have a new plug-in hybrid with a regular Toyota Prius engine, but the spare tire in the trunk has a look that makes this car special.

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ZAP Delivers New Four-Wheel Electric Truck

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP has introduced its four-wheel ZAP Truck XL. The new addition to ZAP’s line offers an 800 pound payload.

Indianapolis Adds Hybrids to Vehicle Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS – The City of Indianapolis has purchased 85 hybrid vehicles.

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All-New 2010 Mazda3 Debuts at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – The all-new 2010 Mazda3 sedan's environmental and safety features aim to balance fun-to-drive with what's right for the environment.

Hawaii Invests in Electric Car Network

HONOLULU --- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Better Place, have unveiled a plan to bring an electric car network to Hawaii.

Plans for Biodiesel Crop in Montana Suffer Setbacks

BILLINGS, MT --- Rising prices for traditional crops like wheat have stalled plans to convert millions of acres of Northern Plains farmland to grow a biodiesel crop known as camelina, the Associated Press reported.


Subaru Forester Wins Top Award in the Compact Utility Vehicle Category

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Subaru Forester received the top award in ALG's 10th annual Residual Value Awards' Compact Utility Vehicle Category, and the Subaru brand ranked second-highest in residual value.

LeasePlan USA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of ePlan

ALPHARETTA, GA – Today, more than 10 million images related to ordering, leasing, and services are available through LeasePlan's online management tool ePlan.

ZAP Introduces 4-Wheel Electric Truck

Electric truck drives up to 30 miles on a single charge.

City of Moline Looks to Save Fuel Costs With E-85 Tank

MOLINE, IL – The City of Moline will save an estimated $27,591 next year in fuel costs by installing its own E-85 tank. The 10,000-gallon tank at the city’s public works garage also will be used by Rock Island County and Metro, the mass transit district.

University of Minnesota Ranked in Top 100 Best Fleets in North America

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services has been named one of The 100 Best Fleets in North America for 2008.

City of Oxnard Recognized as a California EPA "Green Shop"

OXNARD, CA - Oxnard’s Fleet Services Transfer Truck shop at the Del Norte Transfer Facility has been recognized as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for its exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions.

City of Long Beach Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America

LONG BEACH, CA - Beating out cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Colorado Springs, the City of Long Beach recently earned the No.1 Government Green Fleet in North America recognition.

Nissan to Supply EVs to Oregon State Fleet in 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has said that Nissan will supply electric vehicles to the state government’s fleet in 2010. The announcement came after Kulongoski met with Nissan executives as part of his business mission to Japan and China.


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