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<i>Green Car Journal</i> Announces Top 5 'Green' Vehicles for 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA – The winner of Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year will be unveiled at a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 20. The finalists are currently featured on

Mazda Vehicles Earn SmartWay Certified Rating from EPA

IRVINE, CA – Giving environmental scores for cars and trucks based on emission levels and fuel economy values, the U.S. EPA's Green Vehicle Guide designated six Mazda models as SmartWay vehicles.


Subaru to Unveil Forester XTI Concept at SEMA

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Subaru of America, Inc. will unveil the Forester XTI Concept to the public at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-6.

Europe's First Car & Van Rental Industry Show to Launch in September 2009

HANNOVER, GERMANY – The Expo, launched by UKIP Media & Events Ltd., held in Hannover, Germany, will showcase key technologies, services, and strategies vital for the daily operations of rental companies.

ADTS' Moser Addresses "Safe Driving for Green Initiatives" at NAFA Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Moser's presentation, "Safe Driving for Green Initiatives," will focus on driving techniques and behaviors that keep business drivers safer behind the wheel and reduce gas consumption.

Calling All Top Truck Fleets

TORRANCE, CA – The deadline for updating truck fleet information has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 6. Log on now to make sure your information is accurate!

Renew Energy Subsidiary Finds Feedstock Supplier for Biodiesel Plant

TAMPA, FL --- Renew Energy Resources Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Legacy Oil Florida, has executed a long-term feedstock supply agreement with EnerSight Fuels Inc.

Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide Maximizes Fuel Efficiency

DEARBORN, MI --- Pushing a vehicle to the limit takes on a new meaning in the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, thanks to Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide -- an instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help drivers maximum fuel efficiency.

Major Ethanol Producer Files for Bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, DE --- VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest ethanol producer in the United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection, the L.A. Times reported.

2010 Ford Fusion to be Flexible Fuel

DEARBORN, MI -- The Ford Fusion will be E-85 compatible in 2010, equipped with a flex-fuel engine on the mid-level model.

Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids Maximize Fuel Efficiency with New SmartGauge with EcoGuide

DEARBORN, MI – Ford's new SmartGauge with EcoGuide provides real-time information to maximize fuel efficiency for the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids.

<i>Business Driver</i> Coming Soon

TORRANCE, CA – Business Driver, Bobit Business Media's annual publication dedicated to car and light truck fleet drivers, will soon be available online.

UPS First in Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

UPS’s order of seven HHV vehicles adds to its green fleet. Already road-tested, the first vehicles will be deployed during the first quarter of 2009.

New Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Black Cars in New York

New black cars that enter service beginning Jan. 1 must carry a fuel economy rating of at least 25 miles a gallon and goes up to 30 mpg a year later. The only problem is that no new full-size sedan comes close to 25 mpg.

Police Department Looks for Hybrid-Electric Police Cars, Settles on High-MPG Gas-Powered Cars

City buys three new 2008 Impala police cars for $16,500 each, using fleet maintenance funds in the 2008 budget. The vehicles get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

City of Chattanooga Adds Toyota Priuses to Fleet

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The latest additions of the Toyota Prius to the City of Chattanooga’s fleet were assigned to police service technicians working in the downtown area.

Broome County Tests 100 Percent Electric Car

BINGHAMTON, NY – Broome County officials are exploring the use of zero emission, 100 percent electric cars. The County has been researching alternative vehicles to reduce expenses and improve its fleet operations.

Oklahoma State University to Buy 10 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University (OSU) is scheduled to purchase 10 alternative-fuel sedans for the school’s motor pool.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – At the Hybrid Truck Users Forum in South Bend, Ind., Navistar unveiled an additional hybrid truck configuration — the International DuraStar Hybrid tractor.

Top Truck Fleet Listing Updates

TORRANCE, CA – Automotive Fleet is updating its listing of the Top Truck Fleets in the U.S. Deadline for Top Truck fleet updates is Monday, November 3.

GE Fleet Services' New Fuel Card Option Provides More Cost Control and Driver Productivity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has developed a product controls fuel card that enables drivers to purchase oil, car washes, and coolant and wiper fluid, in addition to fuel.

Witt Appointed Director of Engineering for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – E.J. Ward, Inc. has appointed Paul A. Witt to director of engineering, reporting directly to Troy Goldhammer, chief operating officer.

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UPS First in Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA – UPS announced its first purchases of a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits.

U.S. Bank Voyager Tests Biodegradable Plastic Cards

MINNEAPOLIS – Starting this month, U.S. Bank is offering a biodegradable PVC (bioPVC) card to Voyager commercial fleet card customers.

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BMW Tests Fleet of All-Electric Minis in the U.S.

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW has launched a test of some 500 all-electric Mini Coopers in three US states that will be available to select private and corporate customers in California, New York and New Jersey.



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