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Fed Fleet Slow to Track Flex-Fuel Vehicle Locations

WASHINGTON - Another shortcoming of the Energy Policy Act was that the legislation did not require fleet managers to track vehicle locations. The fleet grew, but no one knew how it was taking shape.

Salt Lake police have added five 2009 Toyota Camry four-door sedan hybrids to its fleet.

Salt Lake Police Fight Crime and Fuel Costs with Hybrid Cars

SALT LAKE CITY - In an effort to cut fuel costs — thereby possibly saving jobs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment — the Salt Lake Police Department recently unveiled the latest additions to its fleet: a hybrid patrol car and an electric three-wheeled vehicle.

Kansas City Receives Money for Natural Gas Vehicles for Water Services Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City’s Water Services Department has received the fourth reimbursement from an $880,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for compressed natural gas conversions to its vehicles.

Albuquerque Police Abandon Use of E-85

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The City of Albuquerque is abandoning part of its push for a greener Albuquerque after finding that E-85 powered vehicles are not all they are cracked up to be.

New ‘Green’ Trucks, Exhibitors and More Added to The Work Truck Show 2009 Line-Up

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — More new product launches, “green” vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.

Toyota to Launch Pure Electric Car by 2012

DETROIT – The automaker plans to launch an all-electric car for city commuting by 2012 in the U.S. as part of its plan to speed up the introduction of green cars.

2009 Ford F-150 Earns 5-Star Crash Ratings

DEARBORN, MI – Earning 5-star ratings in both government crash tests, in addition to the "Top Safety Pick" award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the all-new 2009 Ford F-150 is packed with a list of advanced standard safety features.

NAFA Presents Masters' Seminar on Carbon Footprint Calculation and Management

PRINCETON, NJ – Fleet managers will learn how to calculate the carbon footprint of their fleet, the effect different types of fuel have on the environment, and how to track their fleet's environmental performance over time.

2010 Honda Insight Hybrid Makes World Debut at North American International Auto Show

DETROIT – The all-new 2010 Insight provides hybrid customers with a new level of affordability, improved performance, and a U.S. EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon.

Fleet Counselor Services Inc. Announces Release of the First Green Fleet Certification program, Proteus

MEZA, AZ - Fleet Counselor Services Inc (FCS) announces exciting news regarding industry issues involving fuel pricing, clean air, managing your carbon foot print, alternative fuels, environmental programs and the ability to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.

ZeaChem Raises $34 Million to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

LAKEWOOD, CO --- ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals, announced it has raised $34 million in initial Series B financing.

ComEd Adds 50 Prius Electric Plug-ins and Hybrids to Fleet

CHICAGO --- Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp., has added 50 new Toyota Prius hybrids and plug-in electric hybrids to a fleet that now numbers more than 2,100 green vehicles.

Chrysler Rolls Out 200C EV Concept Car at Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT --- Chrysler is showcasing its 200C EV concept car -- a rear-drive, four-seat sedan capable of 0-60 mph in 7 seconds flat -- at the North American International Auto Show.

State of California Issues First Report on Fuel Use & Spending

SACRAMENTO, CA - The state of California spent $145.1 million to buy just over 45.5 million gallons of gasoline, diesel and alternative fuels for its vehicles and equipment during the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Toyota Unveils Third-Generation Prius

DETROIT --- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. unveiled its new 50-mile-per-gallon rated Prius hybrid vehicle Jan. 12 at the 2009 North American International Auto show.

Ford's Planned Electric Car Expected to be in Showrooms by 2011

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. plans to bring a fully electric car to showrooms by 2011, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

VeraSun Idles Three Ethanol Plants

SIOUX FALLS, SD --- VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest American ethanol producer, has idled three distilleries in response to higher production costs, Bloomberg reported.

A123Systems Hopes to Build U.S.-based Lithium Ion Battery Facilities

WATERTOWN, MA --- A123Systems said it has submitted an application to a U.S. Department of Energy program to qualify for $1.84 billion in direct loans to help construct manufacturing facilities for lithium ion batteries in the United States.

GE Fleet Services Receives Special Recognition at the 2008 Commuter Choice Awards

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The company was recently named a recipient of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" designation and was recognized as the only Minnesota company to receive national status at the regional Commuter Choice Awards ceremony.

Coulomb Technologies Introduces ChargePoint Network for Plug-In Vehicles

SAN JOSE, CA --- Coulomb Technologies announced the first availability of the ChargePoint Network for plug-in vehicle owners.

Snohomish County to Retrofit Vehicles and Prevent Pollution

SNOHOMISH, WA - A state grant will allow Snohomish County to retrofit part of its diesel fleet, further reducing the county’s overall pollution emissions.

California Cartage Company & Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Gets ‘Greener’

PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the delivery of 132 new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractors to drivers who contract with California Cartage Company and 100 new NG trucks for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program.

GE Fleet Services Presents at E3 2008 Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' chief marketing officer, John Righini, presented strategic approaches to incorporating "green" into a company's business model.

Jersey City Mayor Hopes to Green City Fleet

JERSEY CITY, NJ --- Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy has asked the City Council to consider an ordinance amendment that would require the city to purchase green vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles or those using alternative fuels, according to GlobeSt.com.

New York Tightens Government Fleet's Fuel Efficiency Requirements

ALBANY, NY --- As part of New York Gov. David Paterson's environmental initiative, the state has introduced new rules limiting the state government's purchase of new passenger cars to vehicles that get mileage in the top 30 percent of their class.

 

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