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Lease Standard Revisions Too Complex, Says ELFA

WASHINGTON - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released a statement July 17 on proposed revisions to lease accounting standards (FAS 13) and submitted a comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

LA & Houston Drivers Most ‘Diligent’

CONCORD, MA - In contrast, Atlanta drivers travel five to 10 miles over the speed limit and demonstrate the most road rage behavior, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TomTom.

Shell Partners with GM for Hydrogen Station

NEW YORK CITY - Shell partnered with General Motors, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Energy to open this latest station.

Collective Data Welcomes New Clients Over Second Quarter

NORTH LIBERTY, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently welcomed Dejana Industries; Century Oilfield Services Inc.; Smyrna, Ga.; Adrian, Mich.; Valley Fleet Service LLC, and Taxi Affiliation Services as new clients of the collectiveFleet system in the second quarter of 2009.

Molex to Cut Fuel Use by 10%

LISLE, IL - Molex's sales and marketing teams drive approximately 3,700,000 miles, consuming approximately 260,000 gallons of fuel a year, according to the company.

Macon City Wants Fleet Cut 10%

MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Mercedes-Benz Releases S 400 Hybrid

Mercedes' new S 400 hybrid features a lithium-ion battery and produces 18 percent lower CO2emissions than the comparative model, according to the company.

Honda to Expand Hybrid Lineup

Hybrid versions of the Fit car and the CR-Z sports coupe are on the horizon.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Exceeds Expectations for Moving Company

William Duggan, owner and president of WM. Duggan Co. Inc. says, "Since the [Kenworth] hybrid is expected to run 30,000 miles per year, we're projecting close to $7,000 a year in fuel savings."

Eckhaus Fleet Qualifies for Future USPS Electric Fleet Conversion

The United States Postal Service (USPS), which maintains the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, has notified Eckhaus Fleet that it has met the requirements for suppliers of the possible conversion to electric vehicles.

New Study Benchmarks Truck Industry Preference for EPA 2010 Emissions Technologies

GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.

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New Kenworth T470 Brochure Offers Key Specifications for Vocational, Municipal Applications

KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.

Pa. Seeks Airport-Based Applicants for Alt-Fuel Grants

HARRISBURG, PA --- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is offering nearly $500,000 in financial aid to state airports and airlines interested in advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner ground service equipment.

Va. Draws Complaints About Ethanol Levels in Gas

RICHMOND, VA --- From June 8 to July 7 of this year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) received more than 500 complaints about high levels of ethanol in gasoline sold in the state's Tidewater area.

Indian Tribe to Produce Biodiesel for Bus Fleet

PAUMA VALLEY, CA --- The Pauma Band of Mission Indians will soon team with Pacific Natural Energy to produce biodiesel from waste cooking oil.

Calif. Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Vies for Stimulus Funds

SYLMAR, CA --- Quallion, a lithium-ion battery maker, is requesting $220 million in stimulus funds to build a manufacturing plant that will make more than 20,000 batteries annually for hybrid cars and trucks by 2012.

ExxonMobil to Launch Biofuels Program

IRVING, TX --- Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has formed an alliance with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) to research and develop biofuels from photosynthetic algae.

Pontiac G8 May Shift to Chevrolet Brand

DETROIT - Reports are circulating about the possibility of the Pontiac G8 being re-branded as the Chevrolet Caprice.

Clean Energy Opens Major Fueling Station Near L.A. Port

SEAL BEACH, CA --- A major natural-gas truck fueling station, designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., is now open for business on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Sen. Hatch, Pickens Push for Natural Gas Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) teamed with Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens on July 8 to promote legislation aimed at boosting the use of natural gas-fueled vehicles through tax incentives.

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.



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