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Maxton Announced as NAFA's 2009 I&E Keynote Speaker

PRINCETON, NJ – Graeme Maxton, an international authority on the global automotive industry, will offer his insights into the future of the global automotive industry as the keynote speaker of NAFA's Institute & Expo in New Orleans April 2009.

IIHS Announces 72 Winners of 2009 Top Safety Pick Awards

ARLINGTON, VA – More than double the number of 2008 recipients and more than three times the number of 2007 winners, this year's winners represent nearly every class of vehicle the Institute tests.

New Kenworth T800 LNG Brochure Features Low Emissions Solution

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth T800 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck brochure featuring Kenworth’s latest low emissions solution is now available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Hybrids May Soon See a Surge

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – This past summer, the Port of Los Angeles saw an unusual sight — an electric truck ferrying containers from terminals to warehouses and rail yards.

VW's '09 Jetta TDI Named Green Car of the Year

LOS ANGELES – Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI was recently named Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Are You Managing Your Truck Fleet Effectively?

TORRANCE, CA – Join Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute Webinar December 10 and learn how to save money on maintenance and fuel, increase productivity, reduce downtime, and other tips. Sign up now!

GEM Launches 2009-MY Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND– Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has launched its 2009-model-year line with a variety of option packages.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive Partners, LLC has obtained EPA certification for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) retrofit of 2008 Chevrolet Impala sedans powered by 3.5L and 3.9L flex-fuel engines in models LS, LT, LTZ, as well as law enforcement packages 9C1 and 9C3.

Problems Plague U.S. Government's Flex-Fuel Fleet

WASHINGTON - The costly effort to put more workers into vehicles powered by ethanol and other fuel alternatives has been fraught with problems.

AFLA Launches Membership Recruitment Campaign

ST. PAUL, MN – The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association has launched a new membership recruitment campaign inviting commercial fleet managers to join the organization.

Manage Your Truck Fleet More Effectively

TORRANCE, CA – Saving money on maintenance and fuel and improving bottom line are just a few subjects to be discussed during Work Truck magazine's free, 60-minute interactive live event December 10 at 11 a.m. PST. Sign up now!

IRS Announces 2009 Standard Mileage Rates

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2009 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.

Study Shows Age Makes a Difference in GPS Device Usage

NEW YORK – Younger and older Americans use GPS devices differently, according to a recent online survey of U.S. consumers conducted by ABI Research.

NaturalDrive Obtains EPA Certification for CNG Impala Retrofit

PHOENIX – NaturalDrive's 2008 EPA-certified CNG Impala is available now via authorized installers in Oklahoma, Utah, Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, and Indiana, with Texas and Florida opening soon.

GE Fleet Services Named One of the 'Best Workplaces for Commuters'

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services offers employees commuting options and support services, such as carpool matching, telecommuting, flexible work schedules, and vanpool program.

Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI Named Green Car of the Year

LOS ANGELES --- Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI has been named Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year, besting competitors that included a pair of advanced hybrids, a clean diesel sport sedan, and a trendy fuel-efficient microcar.

California Regulators Halt Alameda Station's Sale of Biodiesel

ALAMEDA, CA --- A California state board has stopped a local Safeway gas station from offering biodiesel fuel, citing problems with the station's fuel storage tanks, the Mercury News reported.

Nova Biosource Fuels Passes New Quality Tests for Biodiesel

HOUSTON --- Nova Biosource Fuels Inc., a refiner and marketer of biodiesel, announced it has successfully passed newly required quality tests for more than a year.

Oregon, Nissan Unveil Electric-Vehicle Initiative

LOS ANGELES — Renault/Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told reporters that Nissan will bring a fleet of electric leased vehicles to the state of Oregon as a first step to having "pure electric" vehicles on U.S. roads by 2010, reported.

Toyota Displays CNG Camry Hybrid at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. highlighted a new version of its Hybrid Synergy Drive system by displaying a compressed natural gas Camry Hybrid concept vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Southern California Edison Announces Record Performance Results for Plug-In Hybrid Battery

ROSEMEAD, CA – SCE has demonstrated battery life performance equivalent to more than 180,000 miles in a commercial delivery van with minimal battery deterioration.

ExxonMobil Fleet Program Saves up to 5¢ Per Gallon

IRVING, TX – ExxonMobil's Fleet Program offers businesses with fleet vehicles a way to control fuel costs with rebates of up to 5¢ per gallon on all Exxon and Mobil fuel purchases.

GE Fleet Services Presents at Logistics & Fleet Management Systems Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Stephen Ulanoski, general manager of GE's telematics solutions program, shared how GE's integrated telematics solution helps its customers leverage real-time information to reduce driver overtime, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions.

BMW’s Electric Mini First Step Toward Mass Production by 2010

MUNICH, GERMANY – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, plans to start mass producing an electric vehicle as early as 2010.

2008 LA Auto Show Features 30 Hybrid Models

LOS ANGELES – Hybrids took center stage at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened to the public on Nov. 21. Thirty hybrid models are being displayed at the show.


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