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AT&T to Convert 600 Vehicles to CNG

DALLAS - BAF Technologies, a provider of natural gas vehicle upfits, will help AT&T convert 600 Ford E-Series vans to CNG technology in 2009.

Study Shows Dramatic Reductions in Diesel Engine Emissions

The study, conducted by the Coordinating Research Council and the Health Effects Institute, 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.

City of Hillsboro to Install 16 EV Charging Stations

HILLSBORO, OR - The charging stations, to be installed in downtown Hillsboro, are available for public use and are part of the city's large-scale sustainability and green movement.

City of Napa Enters Green Partnership with Networkfleet

SAN DIEGO - The City of Napa will complete its installation of Networkfleet on all light-duty city vehicles, used by the police, fire, water, streets and community resources departments.

Calif. Board Offers Pollution-Cutting Tools for Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has released several tools designed to help truck fleets comply with clean-air regulations adopted by ARB in recent years.

Tesla to Use Loan on Model S, Powertrain Plant

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors has received approval for about $465 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the production of affordable, fuel-efficient electric vehicles.

EPA Approves Calif. Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, June 30, approved California's rules to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and light trucks.

GM to Build Small Car in Michigan

DETROIT - The automaker's decision to build its future small car at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. and stamping facility in Pontiac, Mich., is dependent on negotiations between GM and state and local government officials.

GM Test Drives Volt

WARREN, MI --- Andrew Farah, chief engineer on the Chevy Volt, took the first preproduction model out for a test drive Tuesday, June 23 -- a couple of weeks before schedule. The vehicle was taken out again the following day.

House Passes 'Clean Energy' Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Democratic-controlled House on June 26 narrowly passed a major energy bill that calls for the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and about 80 percent by mid-century, Reuters reported.

2010 Subaru Outback Gets 29 mpg Highway

CHERRY HILL, N.J. --- Subaru of America Inc. announced the EPA fuel economy results for the all-new 2010MY Outback. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, even while interior volume is up over 7 percent.

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Electric Audi Has Solar Headlights

HERDON, VA - Ten years ago, solar headlamps would have been relegated to the same bin as glow-in-the-dark sunglasses and inflatable dartboards. Today, they're just another innovation in the EV/hybrid race to a green Shangri-La and a nice feature on a slick solar hybrid built by college kids.

Madison Gas and Electric Plans EV Charging Network

MADISON, WI – Madison Gas and Electric purchased six Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging stations and plans to install the first charging unit this summer.

GSA Orders $210M Worth of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration's latest order of 14,105 fuel-efficient vehicles for the Federal fleet used $210 million dollars' worth of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

NREL and Google Launch Map of America's Alternative Fuel Stations

The mapping tool allows users to view each type of fuel station as a layer, so users can view one at a time or all fuel types simultaneously.

Enterprise Fleet Management Recognized for Green Efforts

ST. LOUIS, MO – Enterprise Fleet Management received the Stevie award for "Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year."

Volvo Group Begins Selling Trucks That Meet EPA2010 Emissions Standards

The trucks meet the standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), which also increases fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

Fleet Helps City of Inglewood Become 'All-America City'

INGLEWOOD, CA – The City of Inglewood was recently named one of 10 All-America Cities by the National Civic League, making it the second time Inglewood has earned the honor in 20 years.

Fairfax Co. to Save $700K with Take-Home Cuts

RESTON, VA – Cuts in take-home vehicles and associated overtime pay are expected to save the county about $700,000, according to the county's quarterly audit report.

Two-Time Win for Hillsborough County

TORRANCE, CA – The county made its way from No. 91 on GF's 100 Best Fleets back in 2007 to No. 1 in 2008, and once again earning the top spot for 2009.

Hawaii Electric Light Company Debuts First Kenworth Hybrid Truck in State

HILO, HAWAII - The state's first Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck to enter service in Hawaii was delivered recently to the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO).

Work Truck Show 2010 Dates & Location Announced

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - North America's largest vocational truck event, The Work Truck Show, will be held in St. Louis in March 2010, in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Fuel Cell-Powered Crown Forklift Showcased at Annual Symposium

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - At a recent Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium, forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corporation demonstrated how emerging fuel-cell technology can be used to power industrial vehicles, including Crown lift trucks.

San Francisco Bay City Unveils EV Charging Stations

WALNUT CREEK, CA --- Coulomb Technologies this month announced that Walnut Creek, Calif., has become the third San Francisco Bay Area city to deploy the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles.

Train Carrying Ethanol Derails, Sets Off Blaze

ROCKFORD, IL --- A number of cars from a Canadian National Railway Co. train smoldered here over the weekend, as federal investigators continued to probe whether standing water from heavy rains factored into a Friday night derailment that left one woman dead and three others injured, the Chicago Tribune reported.



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