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Indian Wells, Calif. to Request Alt-Fuel Vehicle Funds

INDIAN WELLS, CA --- The Indian Wells City Council on May 21 voted to join the Coachella Valley Clean Cities Coalition in a regional effort to request Department of Energy funds for alt-fuel vehicles and natural gas infrastructure projects, the Desert Sun reported.

UPS Expands Its Green Fleet

ATLANTA --- UPS said it has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and another 300 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet.

Clarion County Gets 6 New Vehicles through State Grant

CLARION, PA – Clarion County's transportation department will receive six new vehicles thanks to a $373,000 grant from PennDOT's Community Transportation Capital Equipment Program, according to the Clarion News.

NAFA Announces Release of Fuel Management Guide

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce the release of NAFA's Fuel Management Guide, a resource to help fleet managers take control of their fuel costs.

Jeffersonville Cuts Fuel Spending by $16K

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – Jeffersonville's city officials revealed city fuel spending is down about $16,265 between three major fuel-consuming departments this year, reported the Evening News and Tribune.

Port of L.A. Launches Alt-Fuel Truck Incentive Program

The 2009 incentives will be used to help bring trucks into service at the Port that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or lithium battery electric power.

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Is Trending Green

Several communities in the state are using energy-efficient vehicles for police, public works, and other municipal departments.

Airport Purchases Its First EV

The Cushman electric utility truck will be used by the parking management staff at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

McLeod County to Save $75K by Lowering Mileage Reimbursement

GLENCOE, MN – County officials said lowering mileage reimbursement to 30 cents per mile for the rest of the year will help save an estimated $75,000, according to the McLeod County Chronicle.

Dallas County Prevents Fleet Vehicle Abuse with GPS

DALLAS – Dallas County is almost done installing GPS tracking devices in all take-home county vehicles to prevent employees from misusing their take-home vehicles, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Navistar's Green Diesel Technology Products Qualify for Government Grants

WARRENVILLE, IL - Eligible fleets wanting to make environmentally responsible changes to their vehicles can now apply for government grants to offset the costs of retrofitting their existing trucks.

Automakers Must Meet 35.5 MPG Average by 2016

WASHINGTON – President Obama's proposed standards cover model years 2012-2016 and ultimately require an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016.

Wheels Named as Finalist for 2009 American Business Awards

DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc. has been named a finalist in two categories for the American Business Awards (a.k.a. "The Stevies").

Obama to Propose Standards for Emissions, Mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Obama administration will propose on Tuesday, May 19, new federal tailpipe emissions limits and mileage standards, requiring automakers to dramatically raise the fuel efficiency of vehicles by 2016, the Detroit News reported.

Calif. Air Resources Board Fines Car Dealership

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined Sunrise Ford, a car dealership with outlets in North Hollywood and Fontana, $175,000 for illegally modifying MY 2005 through 2007 light- and medium-duty vehicles with an aftermarket device before the vehicles were sold.

Pepsi Bottling Group Acquires Hydrogen-Injected Trucks

WYTHEVILLE, VA – The Pepsi Bottling Group's truck fleet in the New River Valley region of Virginia has added 21 hydrogen-injected trucks in an effort to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Pacific Ethanol Units File for Bankruptcy Protection

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Pacific Ethanol Inc. announced that its subsidiaries that own its four ethanol production plants have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Tesla Model S Draws More than 1,000 Reservations

SAN CARLOS, CA ---Tesla Motors said May 12 that it had received more than 1,000 reservations for the Model S, an all-electric family sedan that carries up to seven people and travels up to 300 miles per charge.

E-mail Hoax Offers Fusion Hybrids for $15,500

DEARBORN, MI --- According to an e-mail that's circulating, Ford Motor Co. is offering a special program to sell 500 2010 Fusion Hybrids for $15,500 each.

Audi A3

Audi A3 Hybrid Coming in 2012

HERNDON, VA - Hybrid versions of all sorts of cars - even sports cars such as the Nissan 370Z - are in the works or on their way, and now Audi is adding to the list with reports of an A3 hybrid confirmed for production.

Volvo's Most Powerful Flexifuel Engine

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Volvo Cars' most powerful E-85 engine is now receiving a vitamin supplement in the form of 30 fresh horsepower and an additional 40 Newton meters of torque.

Audi Q5

Audi: Q5 Hybrid Coming Soon

HERNDON, VA - Audi CEO and Chairman of the Management Board Rupert Stadler spoke and gave the usual run down on the state of the business. He also discussed some future product plans including alternative drive vehicles.

Des Moines Police Adds Higher MPG Patrol Cars to Fleet

DES MOINES, IA – The Des Moines Police Department has purchased 23 new patrol cars, four of which are six-cylinder models that will use less fuel, according to the Des Moines Register.

Jacksonville Motorpool Reduction to Save $1.4M

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The City of Jacksonville's reduction of 70 motorpool vehicles is expected to save taxpayer money and cut its carbon footprint, according to the Florida-Times Union.

Evolution Fuels Forms Retail Subsidiaries

DALLAS --- Evolution Fuels Inc. said it has formed two new subsidiaries to carry out its strategy of raising market awareness of renewable fuels.

 

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