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Chrysler Submits $448M Plan for Development and Manufacturing of EVs

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler has submitted three proposals to the Department of Energy aimed at rapid vehicle electrification.

Fleets to Continue Focus on Hybrids

As companies look to save on fuel costs while staying environmentally friendly, hybrid-electrics and plug-in hybrids will continue garnering attention.

Fisker Automotive Debuts the Karma in San Jose

The four-seat, plug-in Fisker Karma hybrid provides 50 emission-free miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack and up to 403hp from two electric motors, according to the company.

Honda Begins Production of Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicles

Honda will now build the Civic GX exclusively in Indiana.

Take-Home Vehicles an Ongoing Issue

TORRANCE, CA – With local governments across the country working hard to cut costs under tight budgets, county and city take-home vehicle policies have become a more closely examined issue in recent months.

Kanawha County Sheriff Dept. to Retire 19 Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV – The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department will retire 19 cars this year, most with more than 100,000 miles, according to the Charleston Gazette.

King County Saves $140K & Cuts Energy Nearly 40%

SEATTLE – The deployment of Verdiem's Surveyor PC Power Management Software has enabled county agencies to reduce energy consumption by an average of 38 percent and eliminate more than 3 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions.

Mass. Seeks $6.5M for Clean Vehicles

BOSTON – The state will use stimulus funding from the federal Department of Energy to spur the use of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by municipalities, private companies, and government agencies, according to the Boston Globe.

INVERS & Clean Cities Forum to Host Technology Forum June 23

DAVIS, CA – On June 23, INVERS Mobility Solutions, UC Davis Fleet Services, and East Bay Clean Cities Coalition will present a forum on "Best Business Practices" at the University of California Davis.

Crown Earns 2nd Grant for Fuel Cell Deployment in Lift Trucks

NEW BREMEN, OHIO - Crown Equipment, a lift truck manufacturer, earned a $1 million grant to continue its industry-leading research, testing, and application of fuel cell technology in lift trucks.

PHH InterActive Community Finalist for 2009 Stevie Award

SPARKS, MD – PHH InterActive Community, the fleet management industry's first secure social networking capability, has been named as a finalist in the "Best New Product or Service" category by The American Business Awards, also known as the "Stevie" Awards.

12% of New Cars to Ship with Embedded Telematics

NEW YORK – OEMs continue to enhance existing embedded and hybrid telematics services and/or launch new ones, driving global penetration rates in new cars to 12 percent in 2010, according to ABI Research.

Verizon Business Adding Emergency Vehicles to Fleet

NEW YORK – Verizon Business' new Emergency Response Mobile Communications Service fleet vehicles have up to 24 individual workstations, and each station has its own telephone jack, Ethernet port, and electrical port.

Over 3 Million GPS & Wireless Devices Used by Fleets

PALOS VERDES, CA – Fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers account for about 3.6 million GPS and wireless devices used in the U.S., according to a study by C.J. Driscoll & Associates.

15 Utility Companies Join Ford in Proposal to Promote EV Use

DEARBORN, MI – The proposal outlines how Ford will supply the utilities with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to use in their daily operations.

Survey Finds Broad Interest in Buying Hybrids

MILWAUKEE --- A new Johnson Controls survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that more than four in five U.S. adults believe the United States must become a leader in hybrid vehicles (88 percent), and that the government should support the advancement of battery technology in this country (84 percent).

Bill Seeks to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and committee member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) have introduced legislation seeking to change certain provisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

GM Showcases HCCI Engine

WARREN, MI --- General Motors Corp. officials showcased the HCCI four-cylinder engine May 20 at the company's research and development center, the Detroit News reported. The engine promises up to a 15-percent increase in fuel economy while dramatically reducing NOx gases.

Waste Management, InEnTec Partner to Develop Fuels

HOUSTON, TX --- Waste Management Inc. and InEnTec LLC announced the formation of S4 Energy Solutions LLC, a joint venture to process commercial and industrial waste to create a range of renewable energy and environmentally friendly fuels.

Fuel Systems Solutions to Move to New York

SANTA ANA, CA --- Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of alternative fuel components and systems, said it is moving its corporate headquarters to New York City.

Subaru Hybrid May Arrive by 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, may introduce a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle by 2012 to help meet stricter emission rules in the U.S., Japan and Europe, according to a Bloomberg report.

Report: Honda Considers Adding More Hybrids

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Honda Motor Co. is considering expanding its number of gas-electric hybrid models to include minivans, sports cars and luxury sedans, according to a report in the Yomiuri newspaper.

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.



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