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Honda Launches Production of FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Car

TOCHIGI, Japan --- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. announced five of the first customers for its advanced new FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle and also provided details of the world's first fuel cell vehicle dealership network in the United States.

Lexus GS 450h, the Other Kind of Hybrid

TORRANCE, CA - The Lexus GS 450h is a full hybrid that has both an electric motor and gasoline engine.

Audi R10 TDI Using Biofuel for the First Time

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi has been running various race tracks using its advanced diesel powered race cars, specifically its two-time Le Mans-winning R10 TDI, which has been running gas-to-liquid (GTL) diesel fuel.

Cadillac Escalade Adds FlexFuel Capability for 2009

ATLANTA – All models of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade will be able to run on ordinary gasoline, E-85 ethanol, or any combination of the two.

Johnson Controls-Saft Named as Battery Supplier for Ford Test Fleet of PHEVs

MILWAUKEE – A test fleet of Ford Escape plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) is on the road as the result of an ongoing collaboration among Ford, Johnson Controls-Saft, Southern California Edison (SCE), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Clean Energy to Begin Presale of Electric Motorcycles and Electric Scooters July 4

SACRAMENTO, CA – Clean Energy, Inc., under its electric vehicle division, Clean Electric, will begin marketing and presales of electric motorcycles and scooters on July 4.

Three Facilities Earn the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award

WASHINGTON – The EPA has recognized three Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Awards winners for using CHP to reduce their energy use by more than 18 percent.

Eaton Wins CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for Environmental Innovation and Technology

CLEVELAND – Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has received the CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for innovation and advancement in sustainable transportation technology.

GM and Clean Energy Working to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors Corp. The two companies also announced that they are exploring further opportunities to expand the hydrogen infrastructure.

Ford EVP Speaks at Plug-In Electric Vehicle Conference

WASHINGTON – On June 11, Mark Fields, executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, spoke at "Plug-In Electric Vehicles 2008: What Role for Washington?"

Calif. EPA, GM Educate Drivers on 3K Oil Change Myth

AUBURN HILLS, MI AND SACRAMENTO, CA - In an attempt to reduce oil consumption, and thus environmental impact, the campaign encourages drivers to follow their vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations on oil changes.

Nissan to Launch Clean Diesel SUV and Maxima

Japanese and German automakers have been investing in clean diesel technology to woo Japanese and U.S. drivers, who have been less enthusiastic about diesel-powered cars.

Blue Sky Award 2008 winners pose with their awards with CALSTART CEO and President, John Boesel; California Energy Commissioner, Jim Boyd. (l-r): John Boesel, CALSTART, Göran Värmby, Environmental Dir

CALSTART Blue Sky Awards Presented

LOS ANGELES - CALSTART (, a provider in advanced transportation technologies consortium, recently presented winners with its prestigious 2008 Blue Sky Award.

CleanFUEL USA Unveils Cleanest Certified Fuel Engine on the Road Today

SAN DIEGO – CleanFUEL USA provides the transportation industry the first CARB and EPA certified liquid propane fuel system with the potential to counterbalance steadily increasing petroleum fuel prices.

Toyota Develops New Fuel Cell Car

TOKYO, Japan --- Toyota on Friday, June 6, announced it has developed a new fuel cell hybrid, powered by hydrogen and electricity, with a maximum cruising range of 516 miles, AP reported.

Toyota to Manufacture Camry Hybrids in Australia

TOKYO, Japan --- Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start manufacturing hybrid cars in Australia as early as 2010, according to a report from Reuters.

GM Announces New Products, Capacity Adjustments; Continues Transformation of North American Business

WILMINGTON, DE – GM has announced a range of strategic initiatives to aggressively respond to growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and to economic and market challenges in North America.

BMW’s Electrified Future: Munich Poised to Join Zero Emissions Minicar Conga Line

MUNICH, GERMANY - Despite no official word yet, some say that BMW is developing an electric-powered minicar that should be ready by 2012.

Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

Cities Going Green as Gas Prices Go Higher

SALT LAKE CITY – As gasoline prices continue to skyrocket, more cities are going green.

Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2008 Goods Movement Program provides funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains, and harbor craft.

SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

State of Indiana Use of E-85 Doesn’t Match Push to Produce

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a drive to become a leading ethanol producer, Indiana’s state government lags neighboring states in purchasing vehicles that can run on E-85.

Ford Delivers Escape Hybrid Delivers to Los Angeles County Lifeguards

LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Company teamed up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment.

California to Give $1,000 Electric Car Rebates for ZAP Xebra Sedan and Truck

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board is offering a $1,000 rebate toward the purchase of a Xebra electric car and truck from ZAP.


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