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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.

AQMD Holds 4th Annual SoCal Clean Vehicle Technology Expo

ONTARIO, CA – The Air Quality Management District held its 4th annual Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo in Ontario, Calif., Oct. 13-15.

FleetCards USA Launches New Fuel Savings Calculator

ATLANTA – FleetCards USA has launched a new fuel savings calculator that evaluates the basic business structure of each fleet and provides potential annual savings when using a fleet fuel card.

Photos from Green Fleet Conference 2008 Now Available Online

CHICAGO – Check out the photos from this year's Green Fleet Conference at www.greenfleetconference.com.

Only One Week Left to Vote for the 2009-MY Car & Truck of the Year!

TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the sixth annual Automotive Fleet 2009-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards ends next Friday, Oct. 24. More than 2,500 visitors have already logged on to vote. Cast your vote now!

Elgin Sweeper Introduces Alternative Fuel-Powered Pelican Sweeper

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, has introduced a version of the Pelican three-wheel broom sweeper that may be powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Gov. Beshear Looking to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Emissions in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the approval of $240,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to curb dangerous diesel emissions from highway construction equipment.

U.S. Could Become Largest Biodiesel Market by 2012

CALIFORNIA – California-based SRI Consulting, a business research service for the global chemical industry, recently released its global 2008 Biodiesel report.

Trucks Lead the Way to a Cleaner Future

ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.

New Biodiesel Specifications Published by ASTM International

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Higher costs at the pump, renewable energy, and alternate sources continue to headline today’s news, and a group of newly published ASTM International specifications sets the standard for one type of these fuels: biodiesel.

Bailout Plan Includes Plug-In Hybrid Tax Credit

Plug-in hybrid drivers and users of solar and wind energy are among those who stand to benefit.

ALL Fuels & Energy to Develop New Municipal, Industrial, and Biofuel Infrastructure Technologies

DES MOINES, IA – ALL Fuels & Energy (AFSE) has entered into agreements with two privately-held infrastructure technology firms.

Central California Ethanol Plant Begins Production

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Pacific Ethanol Inc., a major marketer and producer of ethanol, announced the start-up of its Stockton, Calif., facility.

New Orleans Getting New Biodiesel Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to give the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) $44 million to replace 204 buses and 31 vans that were destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Katrina.

Energy Biosciences Institute Director Assesses Future of Biofuels in Interview

BERKELEY, CA --- Biofuels get mixed marks these days in the public mind. For Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), whether and how these futuristic fuels can be "truly positive" is in the details.

Volvo Cars Presents an Aggressive Roadmap for Reducing CO2 Emissions

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Together with the introduction of three fuel-efficient DRIVe cars with CO2 emissions below 120 g, Volvo Cars is unveiling an aggressive roadmap for cutting CO2 emissions.

The Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid — for Those With Cash and Consciences

BERLIN, GERMANY – For those people who need a bigger, more upscale car, yet would still love to reduce their carbon footprint, Mercedes-Benz will offer another option: the 2009 S400 BlueHybrid.

 

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