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Plans for Iowa Biodiesel Plant Scrapped

DAKOTA CITY, IA --- Plans to build a biodiesel plant near Hardy, Iowa, have been scrapped because of rising costs for construction and raw materials, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Aspen, Durango Hybrids Draw Impressive Fuel Economy Ratings

AUBURN HILLS, MI --- Official EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid and Dodge Durango Hybrid are 20 city and 22 highway, achieving best-in-class fuel economy ratings for a full-size 4x4 SUV.

CNG Firm Adds Fueling Stations Near Airports in Atlanta and Oklahoma City

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will own, operate and supply fuel for new compressed natural gas (CNG) public-access stations to support airport operations in Atlanta and Oklahoma City, the company announced.

<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.

Emkay's goGREEN Program Becomes U.S. EPA SmartWay Program Affiliate

ITASCA, IL – As an affiliate, Emkay will educate and consult with customers on the benefits of SmartWay-Certified vehicles to reduce CO2 from fleet.

Electric Vehicle Company RTEV Announces New President

ATLANTA – Ruff and Tuff Electric Vehicles has announced the hiring of Jeff Boyd to the position of president of the Wheego Street Division.

GE Helps Commercialize Electric Car with Sixth Investment in Battery Manufacturer A123Systems

NISKAYUNA, NY – GE invested $30 million in A123's $102 million Series E financing, making it the battery manufacturer's largest single cash investor at nine percent ownership.

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas 2009 GM full-size pickups and vans.

BMW Offers All-Electric MINI to US Drivers

By leasing the MINI E to US customers for one year, BMW can review performance of its new vehicle.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Wants to Add New Car to Fleet

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

Carbon Motors Kicks Off 2008 Pure Justice Tour Across U.S. Cities

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.

Grant Will Allow City Vehicles to Burn E-85

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.

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E-85 Fuel

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.

NY Medium-Duty Restaurant Delivery Trucks Goes Fumeless

NEW YORK – Down East Seafood's owner, Edward Taylor, says his first all-electric, emissions-free medium-duty delivery truck emits no fumes.

DUECO, Inc. Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Digger Derrick

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.

Envia's REV-H Plug-in Ford F-150 Hybrid Conversion Gets 48 MPG, Reduces C02 Emissions 63%

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.

FedEx Hybrid Truck Plan Hits Speed Bump

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.

U.S. Congress Extends Biodiesel Tax Credit

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.

TRW's Cognitive Safety Technologies Help Automakers Meet CAFE and NHTSA Requirements

LIVONIA, MI – TRW is combining advanced 'cognitive' technologies to help make vehicles safer, more fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Hybrid Technologies Demos Lithium-Powered Vehicles at 2008 Alt Expo and Plug-In America Event

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.

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Subaru Forester Named Motor Trend 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Topping 12 other contenders, the Subaru Forester was named Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Expands to the Caribbean with Tropical Shipping

FITCHBURG, MA – Chevin Fleet Solutions expands its North American reach with the recent addition of Tropical Shipping.

Electric Car Maker Tesla to Delay Next Model, Cut Workforce

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.

2009 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available Online

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.

Ford's MyKey Feature Can Control Speed and Radio Volume on Fleet Vehicles

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.

 

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