OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed sales and service agreements with two additional Ford dealerships in Texas and California.
DENVER – Automakers have announced EcoDriving, a comprehensive nationwide effort to save consumers money at the gas pump, reduce fuel use, and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI --- Though Honda Motor Co. hasn't yet revealed the name or pricing of its hybrid vehicle set to launch globally on April 22, the company said the car's sales will eventually reach more than 100,000 a year in North America and 200,000 globally, the Detroit Free Press reported.
MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz new line of Bluetec vehicles will join Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI as clean-diesel vehicles that qualify for the IRS’ alternative-powertrain tax credit.
DETROIT - In a quest to find a useful outlet for exhaust heat that otherwise goes wasted, BMW and GM are testing methods and devices that could convert excess heat from a car’s motor into electricity, and in turn reduce gas mileage to boot.
MILWAUKEE, WI --- The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded Johnson Controls-Saft a $8.2 million contract to develop lithium-ion battery systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has joined an investment group to help launch a new natural gas vehicle made in the United States for taxi and paratransit use.
HERNDON, VA – Volkswagen's Hydrogen Fuel Cell concept vehicle, the HyMotion Tiguan, will travel from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles over the next 13 days.
A survey conducted in the U.K. by Hitachi Capital revealed that fleet managers are starting to think seriously about environmental issues.
DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Plant 65 in Andalusia, Ala., has announced a facility-wide initiative to collect and use local cooking oil as a source of biodiesel.
GRAYSLAKE, IL – Biodiesel fuel will now be used by Grayslake Public Works Department vehicles.
WINTER HAVEN, FL – On the outside, it looks like a regular vehicle, but underneath the hood the city’s new 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid is a going-green environmental machine.
MINNEAPOLIS – When Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak decided to convert his gas-electric Toyota Prius to a plug-in, he found that Canada was the closest place to get it done. So Rybak vowed to make a local option available.
SEATTLE – Kirkland-based Kenworth Truck, a subsidiary of Paccar, plans to begin full production of its T270 and T370 hybrid trucks in early September.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Raser Technologies is developing a plug-in hybrid pickup truck. Instead of being propelled using both the electric motor and internal combustion engine, the truck will travel using only its electric motor.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford's new 2009 lineup features all-new or upgraded vehicles, as well as major improvements in fuel economy, smart technology, safety features, and quality.
TORONTO – Geoff Ballard, a Canadian pioneer of the fuel cell industry and an entrepreneur that Time Magazine once named one of its "Heroes for the Planet," passed away August 2.
DETROIT – Achieving a 50-percent improvement in fuel economy in city driving, the world's first large luxury SUV hybrid, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, will arrive at dealerships this month.
ROSEMEAD, CA – West Coast utilities Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Portland General Electric have announced initiatives aimed at bringing electric vehicles closer to the road.
SAN FRANCISCO – Natural gas providers are trying to convince Californians to allow the state government to invest in the now-tiny market for natural gas-fueled cars and trucks.
LOS ANGELES --- The American Trucking Associations last week filed a lawsuit claiming that plans to clean up the air near the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach place unfair restrictions on its association members.
TOKYO, JAPAN --- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. last week unveiled all-electric and original hybrid electric prototype vehicles, both powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week said it will not curtail a rule requiring that ethanol be added to gasoline, CNNMoney.com reported.
TOKYO, JAPAN --- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) announced it has signed a letter of intent with Southern California Edison (SCE) to work together to test and evaluate the new i MiEV electric vehicle.
JACKSON, MI --- Consumers Energy has added a touch of green to its vehicle fleet with the recent purchase of five Chevrolet Malibu gasoline-electric hybrids. The utility also has bought 150 new cars and trucks with flex-fuel capacity for its fleet.
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