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Chrysler Showcases Electric Vehicle Concepts

The 200C EV is capable of a 400-mile total driving range, while the Dodge Circuit EV boasts a range of 150 to 200 miles with zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

The Kenworth T270 hybrid is powered by a 260-hp PACCAR PX-6 engine.

Coulomb Technologies Provides Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in San Francisco

The charging stations are a part of a two-year public demonstration conducted with the city of San Francisco.

Zipcar Launches Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Program in San Francisco

The pilot program is aimed to provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive the next generation of clean vehicles.

OriginOil Signs Agreement With Department Of Energy

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. has agreed to work with the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to research and develop commercial applications for the company's algae-based fuels technology.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company introduced its first diesel-electric hybrid truck in a service application at the recent World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.

GM, Goodyear and Bose Collaborate to Boost Chevrolet Volt's Efficiency

CHICAGO --- When the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle debuts next year, advanced, fuel-efficient tires by Goodyear and a new sound system by Bose will be among the components helping the Volt to achieve up to 40 miles of electric-only range, General Motors said.

GM Outlines Roadmap for Cities to Plug into Chevrolet Volt

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors has outlined a plan of action to help communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. GM announced details of the plan at the Washington Auto Show.

Ford Receives Michigan Tax Credits for Future Electric Vehicles, Battery Development

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. received a $55 million incentive from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for its work in advanced battery and electrical vehicle development.

Biodiesel Alliance Partners with Organic Valley Family of Farms

AUSTIN, TX --- The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) is partnering with Organic Valley Family of Farms to field-test newly developed industry standards through existing biodiesel operations.

Valeo, Michelin to Collaborate on Hybrid Vehicle System Development

PARIS, France --- Valeo and Michelin revealed plans to collaborate on development of electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicle systems, including a drive train, tires, and equipment for engine and battery cooling management, climate control, lighting and energy management.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Signs Bill Restricting Engine Idling Near Schools

NEW YORK, NY --- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill into law that imposes stricter idling limits around both public and private school facilities.

Volkswagen Rolls Out ‘BlueMotion Technologies’ in Europe

WOLFSBURG, Germany --- Volkswagen has introduced a suite of fuel-saving technologies and engines, collectively dubbed BlueMotion Technologies, which initially will be available only in Europe.

Scientific Breakthrough Offers Promise for Biofuels Industry

MADISON, WI --- An international team of scientists has translated the genetic code that explains the complex biochemical machinery making brown-rot fungi uniquely destructive to wood.

Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid Win Awards for Overall Value

CHICAGO --- The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid were named Best Crossover/SUV Value Under $28,000 at the Chicago Auto Show by IntelliChoice.com, a leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis.

Tanfield to Build Electric Trucks in U.S.

TYNE & WEAR, U.K. – The Tanfield Group, a British electric truck maker, is plugging into the U.S. market, with plans to build and sell a line of medium-duty electric trucks in the United States.

Midway Introduces “Green” Pinnacle Bus

ELKHART, IN – Midway Specialty Vehicles is pleased to introduce the new Pinnacle Bus. Built on a Sprinter chassis, the Pinnacle is designed to be “environmentally friendly” and able to annually reduce CO2 carbon monoxide emissions by up to 12,500 lbs.

Lignol, Suncor Suspend Colorado Ethanol Project

VANCOUVER, Canada --- Lignol Energy Corp. announced it has suspended plans for a joint venture with Suncor Energy to build a cellulosic ethanol commercial demonstration plant in Grand Junction, CO.

Ricardo Inc. Focused on Improving Ethanol-Fueled Engine Efficiency

VAN BUREN TWP., MI --- Ricardo Inc., an engineering firm specializing in vehicle fuel efficiency, said it has developed technology that optimizes ethanol-fueled engines to a level that exceeds gasoline engine efficiency.

Study Finds Consumer Interest in Alternative Fuel Cars Highest Ever

ST. LOUIS, MO --- A new study, conducted by Maritz Research's Automotive Research Group, shows growing public interest in alternative fuel sources.

Nissan Applies for Government Loans for Electric Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Nissan Motor Co. said it has applied for U.S. government loans to help it manufacture electric vehicles and develop the advanced batteries that power them.

Clarksville, TN, to Make Biodiesel for City Vehicles

CLARKSVILLE, TN --- A $45,000 federal grant will help the city of Clarksville, TN, produce biodiesel for the city's utilities department and transit buses.

Gen. Wesley Clark Joins Ethanol Industry Lobbying Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Four-star Gen. Wesley Clark has joined an ethanol industry lobbying group, Growth Energy, as co-chairman.

ADTS 'Driving Green' Course Designed to Slash Fleet Fuel Costs

TROOPER, PA --- The Advanced Driver Training Services (ADTS) Web-based driver training course, "Driving Green," covers techniques that can save fleets as much as 30 to 35 percent on fuel costs, the company said.

UPS Selected to Participate in EPA Emissions Reduction Project

LOUISVILLE, KY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction National Program selected UPS for an award of $473,939 to reduce particulate matter generated by diesel engines at the company's Worldport global all-points air hub.

 

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