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CHEP USA Announces Hybrid Car Incentive Program

ORLANDO, FL – CHEP USA, a pallet and container pooling solutions company, has launched a new program that provides financial incentives for employees who purchase hybrid cars and trucks.

PHH Arval Joins EPA Climate Leaders Program

SPARKS, MD – By participating in Climate Leaders, PHH Arval has pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award Ceremony & Luncheon Approaching

LOS ANGELES – The 2008 Blue Sky Award ceremony and luncheon on June 10 will recognize outstanding marketplace contributions to clean air, energy efficiency, and to the clean transportation industry overall.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Environmental Defense Recognize Business Leadership in Environmental Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO – With the support of Governor Schwarzenegger and distinguished CEOs, Environmental Defense Fund has launched its inaugural report highlighting latest trends and best practices that demonstrate how environmental sustainability efforts are creating new markets.

AFVi to Hold Live Webinar: “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is sponsoring a free 90-minute Webinar — “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”— on Tues., Jun. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Senator Alexander Proposes “New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

OAK RIDGE, TN – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) has proposed “launching a five-year New Manhattan Project to put America firmly on the path to clean energy independence within a generation.”

Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

EcoWheels Named Finalist For American Business Awards

DES PLAINES, IL – Wheels, Inc.'s EcoWheels program has been named a finalist in the American Business Awards' "Best New Service" category.

New Bill Establishes Credit for Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The Ways and Means committee passed a plug-in electric drive vehicle credit (HR 6049) as part of a larger package of energy and extender provisions.

Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Feature New Tires, Better Fuel Economy, and Aerodynamics

DEARBORN, MI – The 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner models are boosting fuel economy with new sets of tires and improved aerodynamics.

Nissan-NEC Joint Venture Developing Lithium-Ion Batteries

TOKYO --- Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC) announced it has begun full operations, focusing on the development and mass production of advanced lithium-ion batteries for a wide range of automotive applications -- from hybrids, electric vehicles to fuel-cell vehicles.

'Extreme Hybrid' SUV Showcased at NAFA

SALT LAKE CITY --- AFS Trinity Power Corp. and Ricardo recently showcased the XH-150 Extreme Hybrid SUV at the 2008 NAFA Institute and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, as part of a GreenRide and Drive event.

Audi Plans to Run on Sanyo Hybrid Batteries

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Audi is planning an alliance with the Japanese electronic giant Sanyo to develop a pilot hybrid project for the Volkswagen Group.

DTE Energy Converting 800 Vehicles to Biodiesel

DETROIT --- DTE Energy announced it is converting its fleet of 800 diesel-fueled trucks and service vehicles to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

NAFA Presents First-Ever Green Fleet Awards

SALT LAKE CITY – This year's NAFA's Institute and Expo held its first-ever Green Fleet Awards. Award recipients made significant strides to reduce their company's energy consumption, lower vehicle emissions, and increase overall fleet efficiency.

Wallman Receives Gold Medal for Environmental Work with Volvo Car Corporation

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Environmental expert Stephen Wallman of Volvo Car Corporation was awarded the Clarence von Rosen gold medal by the Royal Swedish Automobile club for his groundbreaking work with the environment.

Worldwide Prius Sales Top 1 Million Mark

TOKYO – Worldwide cumulative sales of the Toyota Prius have passed the 1 million mark, with approximately 1,028,000 units sold as of the end of April this year.

Winners of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's 2008 Conference + Expo

LAS VEGAS – AFVi recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the annual conference.

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Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Clean Energy Signs LNG Fueling Contract for City of Fresno Municipal Refuse Fleet

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a contract to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the City of Fresno, Calif., municipal refuse fleet for up to five years.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Signs Contract With City of San Bernardino to Supply LNG

DALLAS – Earth Biofuels, Inc.’s subsidiary Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has entered a three-year agreement to supply the City of San Bernardino, Calif., with liquefied natural gas. The City of San Bernardino utilizes liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) as transportation fuel for its municipal fleet vehicles.

Clean Energy to Fuel Brookhaven Municipal Waste Fleet

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded the contract by the Town of Brookhaven, New York, to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.


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