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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.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

By adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet,Waste Management Inc. cuts fuel consumption 15 percent.

Border Valley Trading Switches Over to LNG Truck Fleet

TOPOCK, AZ --- Applied LNG Technologies USA (ALT) announced an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Border Valley Trading for use in the company's new fleet of LNG-fueled trucks used in the distribution of their feed products.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Waste Management Inc. is adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet.

City of Burbank Extends CNG Fuel Partnership with Clean Energy to 2022

SEAL BEACH, CA – Under a modified and extended operating agreement, the City of Burbank, Calif., has opted to expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and extend it through 2022.

VTA Adds More Green Vehicles to Fleet

SANTA CLARA VALLEY, CA – The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) said it replaced 75 older paratransit and gas-powered vehicles with new hybrid vehicles, which are expected to reduce VTA’s annual greenhouse gas output by 385 tons.

Pickens County Biodiesel Program Continues to Grow

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A county program aimed at reducing the amount of pollution created by county vehicles continues to grow. The county’s biodiesel program converts the county’s vehicles to run on biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

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Fleet Managers Cite AFLA as the Must-Attend Conference of 2009

PHOENIX – A growing number of commercial fleet managers have budgeted the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association annual conference as their must-attend conference for 2009. Find out what they had to say.

Ford's EcoBoost, Easy Fuel Technologies Win 2008 <i>Popular Science</i> Awards

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company garnered two "Best of What's New for 2008" awards from Popular Science for its new EcoBoost engines and industry-exclusive Easy Fuel capless fuel filler.

GE Fleet Services to Host Free Online Seminar on Navigating the Energy Environment

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services will host a free online seminar, "Navigating the Energy Environment. What's Next? Fuel Outlook and Impact to Your Bottom Line in 2009" Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST.

'Live' Reveal of Mazda3 at LA Auto Show Online Nov.19

IRVINE, CA – With an unveiling at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Mazda is also providing a live reveal of the all-new 2010 Mazda3 sedan online.

Verizon Doubles Hybrid Sedan Fleet to Further Reduce GHG Emissions

NEW YORK – By doubling the number of hybrids to 200, Verizon expects to conserve an additional 16,000 gallons of fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 1.4 metric tons per vehicle annually.

Vote Now for the 2009<i> AF</i> Fleet Manager of the Year Award

TORRANCE, CA – To be eligible, candidates must be full-time commercial fleet managers who control a company-owned or leased fleet in excess of 100 cars and light trucks combined, and are recognized nationally among their peers for their unique abilities and accomplishments.

ASTM Committee C26 Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Hold Meeting Jan. 25–29

ATLANTA – The ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle will hold its biannual meeting Jan. 25-29, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. ASTM meetings are open to all interested individuals.

Indiana-based Biodiesel Producer Fined for Discharges into Sewers

MIDDLETOWN, IN -- Biodiesel producer E-Biofuels has agreed to pay an $18,000 fine for two discharges into city sewers that interfered with the operation of the town's wastewater treatment plant, the Star Press reported.

Terrabon Dedicates Biofuels Research Facility in Texas

BRYAN, TX --- Terrabon L.L.C. held dedication ceremonies Friday, Nov. 7, for its new advanced biofuels research facility that converts non-food biomass into renewable gasoline.

Oklahoma Researchers Work to Convert Grasses into Biofuels

STILLWATER, OK --- Researchers at Oklahoma State University have received a $20 million grant for their work toward converting grasses into biofuels.


AFS Trinity Pulls 150 MPG SUV Out of LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – AFS Trinity Power Corporation has pulled its 150 MPG plug-in hybrid SUV prototypes out of the LA Auto Show but will independently exhibit and demonstrate the super fuel-efficient vehicles on their own elsewhere in downtown LA during the show

Voting for 2009 <i>AF</i> Fleet Manager of the Year Now Open

TORRANCE, CA – Full-time commercial fleet managers who control a company-owned or leased fleet in excess of 100 cars and light trucks combined, and are recognized nationally among their peers for their unique abilities and accomplishments are eligible.

FedEx to Increase Vehicle Fuel Efficiency 20 Percent by 2020

MEMPHIS, TN – By 2020, FedEx Corp. plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its FedEx Express aircraft fleet and improve the fuel efficiency of its FedEx Express vehicle fleet by 20 percent.

Networkfleet Receives 2008 AeA High Tech Award

SAN DIEGO – Networkfleet won the 2008 AeA High Tech Award in the category of communications products and services for its 3500 product line, a wireless fleet management system that remotely monitors the performance and location of fleet vehicles.

UPS Expands UK and German 'Green' Fleets

LONDON – UPS has ordered of 12 electric vehicles from Modec, with six vehicles being introduced into its UK fleet in February 2009 and the remaining six operating in Germany.

NAFA Launches Institute & Expo Web Site, Online Conference Registration Now Open

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce the launch of — the first Web site devoted to one of the fleet industry's largest annual networking events, NAFA's Institute & Expo.

Cities & Utilities Work to Conserve Electricity

MADISON, WI – Communities and the utility companies that distribute electricity are taking steps to conserve energy, in part by changing the way they get around.

Clean Energy Secures Ownership of Las Vegas Network of Retail CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations.


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