UNITED KINGDOM – Lotus Engineering's system synthesizes external sound on electric and hybrid vehicles to make them more audible to pedestrians and cyclists.
ATLANTA – Continuing its transition to a more environmentally-friendly fleet, Cox Enterprises has added nine International Durastar Hybrid Bucket Trucks to its fleet.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Motivated by budget considerations, environmental concerns, and the desire for American energy independence, a handful of local governments have begun to fuel their vehicles with waste vegetable oil.
READING, PA – Reading is getting an energy makeover. In the last year, the town has reduced its energy use by five percent by dimming lights, minimizing or eliminating air-conditioning in public hallways, and overhauling its municipal fleet.
LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS – Lake Jackson city officials were trying to leave a lighter footprint when they started purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles six years ago. Today, the benefits of that decision also include reduced fuel costs.
CHICAGO – Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 on Sept. 15-16 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena. An agenda is now available at www.greenfleetconference.com.
CHICAGO – Donlen Corporation will be a premier sponsor of Bobit Business Media's upcoming Green Fleet Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Sept. 15-16.
IRVINE, CA --- Kelley Blue Book has launched KBB Green (www.kbb.com/green), an all-new section of the company's Web site designed to help guide new-vehicle shoppers on environmental and fuel economy issues.
OAKLAND, CA --- The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners recently authorized the purchase of 26 new CNG-powered AirBART and rental car shuttle buses that will be deployed at Oakland International Airport (OAK) beginning in 2009, replacing older diesel-powered models.
DETROIT – For 2008, 17 GM models achieve EPA fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon or higher.
SAN JOSE, CA – Coulomb Technologies and V2Green have formed a technology and marketing partnership to create an intelligent charging infrastructure for plug-in vehicles.
ELKRIDGE, MD – General Physics' recently constructed Shell Hydrogen fuel station is the second in the U.S. to provide both gasoline and hydrogen in a retail format.
Some departments are switching to ethanol, electric, or hybrid-electric vehicles.
LONDON, U.K. --- GreenRoad Technologies, a leader in driver safety technologies, announced that PHS Group's Datashred Division is deploying GreenRoad Safety Center across its nationwide fleet of 100 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) to improve driver safety and reduce CO2 emissions.
MT. OLIVE, N.C. – The Town of Mount Olive officials have unveiled a $12,000 electric mini truck, which can run 40 miles on a single overnight charge.
DALLAS - PNG Ventures, Inc. recently announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies USA, LLC has executed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract with the City of Phoenix, Ariz.
FORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne Police Department has bought three three-wheeled electric scooters as a way to help patrol downtown while cutting down on the cost of gas.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - The City of Austin is buying 20 additional new hybrid Ford Escape SUVs to add to its fleet.
BOISE, IDAHO - Police officers and other city staffers are working to reduce the amount of time their cars idle to save gas and curb pollution.
LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet, and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired.
PROVO, UTAH – Raser Technologies is developing a 100 mile per gallon (mpg) light truck in addition to a 100 mpg SUV.
IRVINE, CA — General Motors recently presented a Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle to the Postal Service for testing in a mail-delivery environment.
TORRANCE, CA – The first FCX Clarity customers received the hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle July 25 at Honda of Santa Monica.
TORRANCE, CA – Automotive Fleet is updating its listing of the Top 100 Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Fleets in the U.S. Surveys are currently being mailed out. The last day to participate is this Thursday, July 31.
TORRANCE, CA --- Toyota plans to raise the U.S. price of its Prius hybrid by $500 for the 2009 model year.
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