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Manufacturers & Hauling Companies Look to Greener Trucks

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

PHH Arval Announces 2008 Green Fleet Survey Results

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval's study shows corporate interest in environmental performance has grown, but there’s room for improvement in fleet best practices.

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Document for Public Comment

WASHINGTON – EPA is soliciting public input on the effects of climate change and the potential ramifications of the Clean Air Act in relation to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Auto Industry Plans for Plug-in Hybrids

DETROIT – Automakers are stepping up their game with a number of electric plug-in models.

Toyota to Install Solar Panels on Prius Hybrids

TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. plans to install solar panels on some Prius hybrids in its next remodeling, responding to growing demand for green cars amid record-high oil prices.

Agenda Available for 2008 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO– Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 on Sept. 15-16 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena. An agenda is now available at www.greenfleetconference.com.

Toyota to Produce Prius in the U.S.

ERLANGER, KY --- Toyota is responding to heightened demand for fuel efficiency by adjusting the production mix at three plants. The changes include the addition of the Prius hybrid sedan to its North American lineup.

GM, Governors to Push for More Biofuel Stations

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors Corp. and the National Governors Association have agreed to work together the next few years to ensure the addition of ethanol fuel stations across the U.S. and to help bolster demand for new biofuels made from sources other than corn, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Lexus Gives its Hybrid Major Dose of Luxury

TORRANCE, CA – Hybrid technology and luxury automobiles are a perfect fit. And the Lexus GS 450h is one example of this ideal pairing.

The Fast, The Frugal, and The Future

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Road and Track has put together a list of the 10 new cars to look for that will boost fuel economy without sacrificing the fun factor.

Octillion to Develop New Technologies Capable of Generating Electricity from Moving Vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Octillion Corp. announced immediate expansion of the company's product development pipeline.

El Pollo Loco Rolls Out ZAP Electric Vehicles for Local Deliveries

COSTA MESA, CA – El Pollo Loco is rolling out two electric delivery vehicles from ZAP, according to http://money.cnn.com.

Dow Chemical Plans to Phase in Fuel-Efficient Auto Fleet

MIDLAND, MI – Dow Chemical is developing a fleet conversion program to cut its energy costs.

Tesla Motors to Manufacture Sedan in California

SAN CARLOS, CA – Tesla Motors' next product, a four-door, five-passenger sedan, will be manufactured at a California facility instead of Albuquerque, N.M, as previously announced.

BMW Builds Electric Mini for CA

The electric Minis will help BMW to meet new California regulations that will require carmakers selling cars in the state to offer zero emission vehicles.

Cochise County Practicing ‘Green’ Fleet Practices Before it Was ‘Right’

BISBEE, AZ – A recent study released by Duke University reports that Americans should take a more realistic look at the actual efficiency of fuel consumption in vehicles.

Top Massachusetts Communities for Hybrid Vehicles

WORCESTER, MA – Record-high gas prices across the country are fueling the urge for car owners to identify ways to reduce their gas consumption. Citizens of Commonwealth of Massachusetts are considering hybrid vehicles.

City of Houston Gets 500th Hybrid Vehicle

HOUSTON, TEXAS – The City of Houston has welcomed its 500th hybrid vehicle, and more are on the way. The city’s fleet includes 334 Toyota Prius models, 164 Ford Escapes, and two Honda Insights.

New Conference Takes Fleet Professionals Behind the Scenes of Going Green

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company, recently announced a new two-day conference for fleet professionals, the Green Fleet Conference. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on September 15-16, 2008.

Town of Greenwich Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan for Green Fleet

GREENWICH, CT – High costs have forced the town of Greenwich to abandon plans to run half of its fleet on a soy-based biodiesel fuel.

EPA Debuts New Campaign to Help Drivers Save Fuel/Money and Protect the Environment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching the SmartWay Leaf Campaign to encourage purchases of SmartWay-certified cars and trucks.

New EPA Web Portal Provides Environmental Requirements

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a one-stop Web portal to help importers and exporters of goods meet requirements to protect human health and the environment.

Retreads Are Greener than New Tires; Retreading Produces 30 Percent Less CO2

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – An independent analysis found that manufacturing and distributing a retreaded tire produces significantly less carbon emissions than that required to produce a new tire.

Emkay Marks 1st-Year Anniversary as Direct Supplier for GEM Vehicles

ITASCA, IL – Last June, Emkay announced they were acknowledged as the first fleet management company to factory order GEM vehicles.

LeasePlan Holds Green Summit for Global Fleet and Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

OAK BROOK, IL – LeasePlan recently held a Green Summit on the challenges and successes of companies looking to "green" their corporate fleets.

 
 

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