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Sheriff's Department in GA Converting Cars to Hybrid Propane Fuel System

PENDERGRASS, GA --- Jackson County Georgia Sheriff Stan E. Evans announced that the department has begun conversion of its patrol cars to a hybrid propane fuel system.

Mascoma Corp. Producing Cellulosic Ethanol at Demonstration Plant in NY

BOSTON, MA --- Mascoma Corp., a leader in the development of low-carbon cellulosic ethanol, announced that the company's demonstration facility in Rome, NY, is now producing ethanol from non-food cellulosic biomass.

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Production for 50-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius to Begin in April

YOUNTVILLE, CA – Toyota Motor Company will begin production on the third generation 2010-MY Prius in late April, company officials revealed at a recent media preview. One hundred-fifty of the plug-in units will be made available to universities and corporations later this year.

Powers Distributing Co. Invests in Hybrid Trucks

DEARBORN, MI--- Powers Distributing Co., a beverage distributor based in Orion Township, MI, has purchased 15 hybrid trucks for its fleet.

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Volvo Presents Seven New Cars with the Green DRIVe

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, all with best-in-class CO2 emission levels.

Dominion Virginia Power Adds Plug-In Hybrid Cars and Bucket Trucks

RICHMOND, VA – Dominion Virginia Power has added two plug-in electric hybrid cars and two hybrid-powered bucket trucks to its fleet to determine the vehicles' impact on electricity demand and energy conservation and emission reduction strategies.

Tire Fuel Efficiency Rating System May be in Place End of '09

WASHINGTON – A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokesman confirmed the agency is developing test criteria to gauge passenger and light truck tire fuel efficiency, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

Get the Recognition You Deserve and Help Your Fellow Peers

TORRANCE, CA – Managing a fleet is now tougher than ever, requiring innovative strategies to effectively deal with limited resources. If you've been successful in cutting costs, increasing productivity, and even "greening" your fleet in the process, share your ideas with the industry!

Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG

DEARBORN, MI – The Transit Connect offers a Duratec 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, delivering an estimated 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, according to the automaker.

Commercial Hybrid Truck Market to Triple by 2013

OYSTER BAY, NY – The market will begin to grow more quickly in 2010, as the global economic downturn ends and the testing of hybrid vehicles in commercial fleets is completed, according to a new report by NextGen Research.

Ports Realize Benefits of Fleet Cleanup

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach launches comprehensive air cleanup, including a step to take 16,800 dirty-diesel trucks off the road.

Mayor Villaraigosa Drives First Heavy-Duty, Electric Port Drayage Truck off the Assembly Line at New Harbor City Factory

SAN PEDRO, CA - Los Angeles' green technology sector takes a heavy-duty roll with the grand opening of a manufacturing facility in Harbor City that will begin producing fleets of clean, all-electric, heavy-duty trucks capable of hauling 30-ton shipping containers in and around the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Tulsa City Fleet Gets Greener

TULSA, OK --- Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the city's new "green fleet" during a news conference at River West Festival Park.

San Francisco Unveils Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO --- Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, announced the city of San Francisco has installed the company's Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.

California Trucking Firm Fined for Diesel Emission Violations

SACRAMENTO --- The California Air Resources Board said it has fined an Oxnard-based trucking firm $6,000 for diesel truck emission violations that occurred in 2006.

BP, Verenium Form Cellulosic Ethanol Venture

CAMBRIDGE, MA --- BP and Verenium Corp. announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol from non-food feedstocks.

GM Confirms Engine for Chevy Volt and Cruze to be Built in Flint, Michigan

DETROIT – General Motors has confirmed it will still invest approximately $250 million to bring the 1.4L 4-cyl. engine production to Flint, Mich.

Texas-Based Global Alternative Fuels Bolsters Biodiesel Production Capacity

LARKSPUR, CA --- Southwest fleets and truckers will soon find more availability of biodiesel.

Companies Save $16M+ While Reducing Emissions and Waste

NEW YORK – The partnership between Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and Environmental Defense Fund has helped three KKR companies save $16.4 million and prevent more than 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Frito-Lay Adds 1,000+ Fuel-Efficient Sprinter Vehicles to U.S. Fleet

PLANO, TEXAS – Frito-Lay North America is adding more than 1,200 fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its nationwide fleet, which will help the company improve miles per gallon, continue to cut energy costs, and reduce emissions.

California Dairy Using Cow Waste to Produce Fuel to Power Trucks

TULARE, CA --- At the World Agricultural Fair, representatives of Hilarides Dairy announced the company is converting cow waste into fuel to power trucks and generators while minimizing pollution and diversifying energy sources.

Two-Step Process Turns Biomass into Biofuel at University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI --- Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.

City of Todelo Mayoral Hopeful Takes Interest in Natural Gas for Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – In the push to purchase 40 new refuse trucks to convert the engine fuel from diesel to natural gas, Republican mayoral candidate Jim Moody feels that the city would yield savings.

Monmouth County in Need of Alternative-Energy Aid

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While state and county governments rely on the federal economic stimulus funding for transportation projects, Monmouth County is also seeking to get a share for energy programs.

Nissan's Electric Car to Launch in Late 2010 in the U.S.

FRANKLIN, TN – Similar in size to the Sentra or Versa, the five-passenger vehicle will be able to run 100 miles on a lithium ion battery pack, according to the automaker.



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