By leasing the MINI E to US customers for one year, BMW can review performance of its new vehicle.
HICKORY, NC – The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is going green. Sheriff David Huffman is taking a close look at two models of electric cars for his deputies to use while patrolling at Catawba Valley Community College East
CHICAGO – Carbon Motors Corporation will unveil the Carbon ‘E7,’ the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, during the “2008 Pure Justice Tour” of nine U.S. cities starting in Chicago.
GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear’s vehicle fleet can finally go green. The city is looking to buy a special pump and storage tank to fill up its flex-fuel vehicles after receiving a $91,000 grant.
SAINT PAUL, MN – More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty’s call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E-85 in state vehicles whenever possible.
NEW YORK – Down East Seafood's owner, Edward Taylor, says his first all-electric, emissions-free medium-duty delivery truck emits no fumes.
MILWAUKEE – DUECO Inc., in conjunction with Odyne Corp., has unveiled a plug-in hybrid electric digger derrick to dig holes and set electric poles by utility companies.
BC – Envia announced its REV-H Plug-in Ford F-150 Hybrid conversion offers fleet customers up to 48 mpg, while reducing carbon emissions by 63 percent.
COLLINS, CO – In 2003, FedEx predicted hybrid vehicles had the potential to replace the company's 30,000 medium-duty trucks over the next 10 years. Currently, it only has 172 of the trucks on the road.
WASHINGTON – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 into law Oct. 3, shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation with a 263 to 171 vote.
LIVONIA, MI – TRW is combining advanced 'cognitive' technologies to help make vehicles safer, more fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly.
MOORESVILLE, NC – Hybrid Technologies provided more than 75 test drives of its popular LiVTM FLASH, an electric version of the BMW Mini Cooper at the ALT Expo.
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Topping 12 other contenders, the Subaru Forester was named Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year.
FITCHBURG, MA – Chevin Fleet Solutions expands its North American reach with the recent addition of Tropical Shipping.
SAN CARLOS, CA --- Electric car maker Tesla Motors, manufacturer of the battery-powered Roadster, said last week that market conditions and the current credit crisis have prompted production delays on its next-generation vehicle, the Los Angeles Times reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have unveiled the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide, which can be downloaded at www.fueleconomy.gov.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford's "MyKey" technology will allow fleets to limit top speed and radio volume, set speed warnings, and assures safety systems remain engaged to help protect drivers and vehicle inventories.
ONTARIO, CA – The Air Quality Management District held its 4th annual Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo in Ontario, Calif., Oct. 13-15.
ATLANTA – FleetCards USA has launched a new fuel savings calculator that evaluates the basic business structure of each fleet and provides potential annual savings when using a fleet fuel card.
CHICAGO – Check out the photos from this year's Green Fleet Conference at www.greenfleetconference.com.
TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the sixth annual Automotive Fleet 2009-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards ends next Friday, Oct. 24. More than 2,500 visitors have already logged on to vote. Cast your vote now!
ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, has introduced a version of the Pelican three-wheel broom sweeper that may be powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the approval of $240,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to curb dangerous diesel emissions from highway construction equipment.
CALIFORNIA – California-based SRI Consulting, a business research service for the global chemical industry, recently released its global 2008 Biodiesel report.
ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.
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