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Ford Engineers to Spotlight Green Technology at SAE World Congress

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. said it will highlight its EcoBoost engine technology and the company's aggressive electrification plan during the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress on April 20-23.

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

PEKIN, IL --- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., a producer of ethanol and related by-products, announced that the company and its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

California Firm Fined $14,240 for Fleet Emission Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board recently fined a Central Valley environmental services company $14,250 for diesel smoke emissions violations.

Restoration Institute, Savannah River National Lab Partner to Develop Biofuel

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC --- South Carolina's leading bioenergy researchers have teamed to study how the state's agricultural resources can help reduce the state's and nation's dependence on fossil fuels.

Rutherford Police to Add Hybrid SUV to Fleet

RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Rutherford Police Department will be one of the first police departments in South Bergen to add a hybrid to its fleet of vehicles, reported The Leader.

Nebraska Public Power District Adds New Hybrid Truck to Fleet

COLUMBUS, NE – The Nebraska Public Power District has acquired a hybrid diesel-electric bucket truck as one of its service vehicles for use in the field.

City of Alamogordo Tests Electric Work Truck

ALAMOGORDO, NM – The city is test driving an electric-powered work truck on loan from Miles Electric Vehicles, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.

Cedar Rapids Tightens Up Vehicle & Equipment Replacement Policy

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – City staff vehicle requests will no longer be a factor in adding new vehicles to fleet, according to The Gazette.

GSA to Use Stimulus Monies to Buy $300M Worth of 'Green' Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced plans to buy and deliver $300 million worth of energy-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Gwinnett County Leads Multi-Governmental Effort to Buy Fuel in Bulk

ATLANTA – Gwinnett County is leading a coalition of 14 metro Atlanta governments to jointly buy motor vehicle fuel in bulk, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

California Receives EPA Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.73 million to the California Air Resources Board to support clean diesel projects and loan programs.

Mitsubishi Fuso Focuses on Green Vehicle Accomplishments

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – In keeping with its dedication to reducing its environmental footprint, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. in Logan Township, N.J., has focused on environmental improvements to its truck designs and operations.

Atlas Unveils New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Moving Truck

EVANSVILLE, IN – Atlas Van Lines unveiled its first diesel-electric hybrid moving truck April 8 during a ceremony at Atlas Terminal Company on the Atlas World Group corporate campus.

Honda FCX Clarity Named 2009 World Green Car

TORRANCE, CA – The Honda FCX Clarity was named the 2009 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Mercedes: ML 450 Hybrid the Most Efficient Full-Hybrid SUV in Its Class

The ML 450 hybrid features a four-cylinder engine with BlueTEC technology, helping to fulfill the U.S. Bin 5 and ULEV emissions standards.

Mitsubishi Motors Green Lights i MiEV Electric Car for Global Markets

Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara said the state of Oregon and Portland General Electric will join the company in the i MiEV partnership program.

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GM, Segway Developing Two Wheel Transporter

The two companies are working on an electronically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that only has two wheels to allow people to travel around cities. They've dubbed it Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility).

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network and Carbon Day Automotive Deliver Solar Plug-In Stations

CHICAGO – Carbon Day Automotive announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago.

Government Demand for Grounds Maintenance Equipment to Increase

CLEVELAND – Demand for power lawn and garden equipment in the government and institutional market is forecast to increase 3.4 percent per year to $580 million in 2011, according to a study by a market research firm.

City of Norman to Use Alt-Fuel Vehicles

NORMAN, OK – City council members adopted a comprehensive alternative fuel program they believe will be better for the environment and save money in the long run, according to NewsOK.com.

City of Albuquerque to Use Stimulus Funds to 'Green' Up

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The City of Albuquerque will use $750,000 of its energy efficiency block grants to purchase new hybrid vehicles, according to New Mexico Business Weekly.

Norwegian Automaker Plans Electric Car Plant in U.S.

OSLO, NORWAY --- Norwegian electric automaker Think revealed plans to open a manufacturing plant in the U.S. to produce 16,000 cars annually in the first phase and more later.

Senate Energy Bill Seeks to Increase Flex-Fuel Vehicles, Extend Biofuel Tax Credits

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan (D) has introduced an energy bill that includes provisions to increase production of flexible-fuel vehicles and to extend ethanol and biodiesel tax credits.

Automakers Push for More Testing Before Government Allows Higher Ethanol Blends

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) is lobbying for the Obama administration to wait until comprehensive test results are in before ruling on whether to permit ethanol blends above 10 percent in the marketplace.

U.S. Hybrid Sales Down 44 Percent in March

WASHINGTON – U.S. sales of hybrids in March 2009 dropped 44 percent by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units, based on data reported by the Green Car Congress.

 

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