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Ocean City Tightens Take-Home Vehicle Policy

OCEAN CITY, MD – A $2.5 million trimming of the Ocean City budget over the past few months has led to a proposed reduction of the town's take-home vehicle fleet, according to The Dispatch.

City of Long Beach to Debut New 'Green' Efforts During Earth Week

LONG BEACH, CA – The City's scheduled events include the unveiling of a new LNG fueling site, proposal of a new Green Building Ordinance for City Council approval, and several other ecofriendly programs.

Contra Costa County Fleet Honored by EPA for Efforts to Cut Lead

SAN FRANCISCO – Contra Costa County has voluntarily committed to replace all lead wheel weights from thousands of tires, resulting in a reduction of more than 2,000 lbs. of lead from the environment by 2012.

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HS 250h to Offer Lexus Enform with Safety Connect

TORRANCE, CA - The Lexus HS 250h will be the first vehicle to offer Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc.'s all-new telematics systems. Lexus Enform with Safety Connect will be available on the dedicated luxury hybrid sedan when it goes on sale late this summer.

Lockheed Martin's 'Go Green' Initiative Earns EPA Award

SAN FRANCISCO – Replacing gasoline-powered models with electric vehicles is one of the green efforts that contributed to the company being recognized by the EPA.

AssetWorks Announces Deployment of Fleet Asset/Maintenance Management Software and Automated Fueling Solution for CH2M HILL Alaska

WAYNE, PA – AssetWorks has commenced a fleet management software and fuel system implementation services deployment with CH2M HILL.

ARI Driver insights Introduced to Improve Driver Behavior and Increase Control of Operating Costs

MT. LAUREL, NJ – This new and improved system enhances drivers' capabilities to send and receive information pertaining to themselves and/or their vehicles.

Verizon's Green Initiatives Reduce Emissions More than 303,000 Metric Tons

NEW YORK – Verizon's conservation efforts in 2008 alone reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 303,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking more than 55,500 cars off the road, according to the company.

California Firm Fined $14,240 for Fleet Emission Violations

Bakersfield, Calif.-based MP Environmental was fined due to failure to maintain diesel emissions records for 2005 and 2006, which is required by California law.

Roush Propane-Powered F-150 Receives CARB Approval

With the CARB-approval in hand, Roush is now allowed to sell the propane F-150 trucks built by Roush in all 50-states.

Chesterfield County Fleet Management Reduces Fuel Markups

CHESTERFIELD, VA – During a recent presentation to the school board, fleet management representatives noted that fuel markups have been reduced and labor charges increased to accurately reflect Chesterfield County Public Schools' projected expenses in both areas.

Myrtle Beach Purchases 22 New 'Greener' Vehicles

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – City officials recently purchased 22 new vehicles, half of which replace larger, 8-cylinder Crown Victorias, according to

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150 Receives CARB Approval

LIVONIA, MI - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted approval to the ROUSH propane-powered F-150 pickup which means that it meets the strict emission standards of the state.

New Kenworth Brochure Features Medium-Duty Hybrids

KIRKLAND, WA - Kenworth has produced a new brochure on its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid trucks and tractors.

Texas Distribution Deal for CNG-Retrofitted Ford Focus Announced

AUSTIN, TX --- CleanFuel Conversions and Altech-Eco announced a distribution agreement to bring EPA-certified, bi-fuel -- gasoline and CNG -- retrofitted Ford Focus cars to Texas.

Fisker Recruits Elder Automotive Group to Sell Karma Luxury Plug-in Hybrid

TROY, MI --- The Elder Automotive Group said its Tampa, FL, location has been selected by Fisker Automotive as one of the first U.S. retailers to market and service the automaker's luxury plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the Fisker Karma.

Federal Government Fast-Tracks Plans to Buy 17,600 Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The federal government is accelerating its timetable for purchasing about 17,600 fuel-efficient vehicles in hopes of assisting the domestic automakers, the White House announced April 9.

Mitsubishi Green Lights i MiEV Electric Car for Global Markets

NEW YORK --- Mitsubishi Motors announced plans to develop the pure-electric, four-passenger Mitsubishi i MiEV for global markets.

AT&T Bumps UPS to Become Largest U.S. Fleet

TORRANCE, CA – With 86,099 total vehicles in its U.S. fleet, AT&T has surpassed UPS as the largest fleet in the country, based on data collected from Automotive Fleet's Top 300 Fleets listing.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Clean Fuels Ohio launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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.



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