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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.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112

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.

Green Fleet Conference to 'Show Where the Money Is'

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

Six States to Go Green with $145M from DOE

WASHINGTON - More than $145 million in Recovery Act funding has been awarded to six states to support their green efforts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Biodiesel to Save Money for City of Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The City is conducting a pilot program that converts old cooking oil to biodiesel in an attempt to save money and find alternative uses for cooking oils, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Eckhaus Fleet Qualifies for Future USPS Electric Fleet Conversion

CLOVIS, CA - The USPS has recently notified Eckhaus that it has successfully met the requirements for suppliers of the possible conversion of their Long Life Vehicle fleet to electric vehicles.

Study Shows Dramatic Reductions in Diesel Engine Emissions

WASHINGTON - A new study shows that clean diesel technologies in engines manufactured beginning in 2007 not only reduced certain emissions by 90 percent over 2004 models, but far exceeded expectations in their performance in cleaning up the nation's air quality.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Tractor Qualifies for Maximum $9,000 U.S. Federal Tax Credit

KIRKLAND, WA - Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid tractors in the United States are now eligible for a tax credit of $9,000, the maximum available, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit offered by the federal government.

Hyundai-Kia Readies Hybrid Models for Korean Release

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA --- Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group said July 2 that the company is confident about sales prospects for its first couple of hybrid models that are about to hit the market in Korea, the Korea Times reported.

Long Island Towns Turn to CNG for Trash Haul Fleet

SMITHTOWN, NY --- The New York towns of Smithtown and Huntington have entered a new partnership to buy compressed natural gas at a future Kings Park service station, allowing them to expand their CNG vehicle fleets, Newsday reported.

$10.4M Verdict in Biofuel Fraud Trial

MOBILE, AL --- A jury has ordered a biofuel company, Cello Energy, to pay $10.4 million over allegations that the firm fraudulently claimed it could produce cheap fuel from hay, waste wood and other material.

EU Extends Import Fees on U.S. Biodiesel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM --- The European Union extended import fees on U.S. biodiesel this week, citing a need to protect European producers from unfair American subsidies and below-cost selling.



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