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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.

Study: Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives Cut Fleet Emissions

BAYPORT, NY --- Progress toward reducing emissions by switching to clean-burning natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is gaining strength, according to a new research report published by Emisstar LLC.

AT&T Invests in CNG Fleet

DALLAS --- AT&T announced that BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas vehicle upfits, will convert 600 Ford E-Series vans to compressed natural gas technology this year for AT&T's fleet.

Report: Toyota to Mass-Produce Plug-ins in 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Toyota Motor Corp. has introduced plans to start mass-producing plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2012, the Nikkei business newspaper reported this past weekend.

Auto Meter Debuts All-New Ecometer

SYCAMORE, IL - Auto Meter Products launched a new line of products designed to help consumers save gas, money, and reduce their CO (carbon monoxide) emissions with the introduction of the ecometer.

Safeway Fleet to Fill Tires with Nitrogen

PHOENIX - Grocery retailer Safeway Inc. will begin inflating its truck and trailer fleet tires with nitrogen instead of compressed air, according to Transport Topics.

PHH Arval Announces 2009 Green Fleet Survey Results

The study shows economic conditions are accelerating fleet environmental initiatives in some organizations; cost continues to be perceived issue.

Sioux Falls to Save $14K with New Electric Car

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Chrysler GEM e2 electric car will be used to move staff around the water reclamation's 60-acre campus for maintenance and operational needs, according to the Argus Leader.


Bexar County to Deploy ZAP Plug-In Trucks

SAN ANTONIO - Each truck is equipped with ZAP's newest versatile payload shell providing a weatherproof, fully enclosed and lockable storage compartment.

Sonoma County Installs 7 EV Charging Stations

SANTA ROSA, CA - The County has also applied for grant funding to install up to 200 additional stations in the next two years.

Audi TDI Clean Diesel Paves Road to Energy Independence

HERNDON, VA - Audi launched an aggressive public awareness campaign in the U.S. to highlight the ways in which TDI clean diesel can help America achieve energy independence

Subaru Announces EPA Figures for 2010 Outback Wagon

The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, according to the company.



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