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CA Air Resources Board Unveils Emissions Plan

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board released its Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan last week, charting a course to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over the next 12 years.

Fleet Hall of Fame Voting Ends Monday!

TORRANCE, CA – Cast your vote now! More than 21,000 visitors have already logged on to the Fleet Hall of Fame site. Voting ends June 30.

First 135 AuraGen Equipped Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Vans Sold to AT&T, Federal Express, and Purolator

EL SEGUNDO, CA – AuraGen will be used on the first 135 parallel hybrid electric Ford E-450 vehicles sold by Azure Dynamics Corporation (Azure) to AT&T, Federal Express, and Purolator.

Firestone Complete Fleet Care Goes Green

ST. LOUIS – Firestone Complete Fleet Care recently hosted an informational symposium in St. Louis, Mo., that discussed how the automotive industry is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact.

Owens Corning Partners with Environmental Defense Fund and PHH Arval to Reduce Emissions of Vehicle Fleet

TOLEDO, OH – Owens Corning joined the PHH GreenFleet program in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and operating costs, improve efficiency, and reduce fleet emissions from its North American sales force.

Sign Up Now For Green Fleet Conference 2008 and Save Up to $100

CHICAGO – Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena.

2009 GMC Sierra Enhances its Fuel Economy

DETROIT - For 2009, the GMC Sierra lineup enhances its segment-best fuel economy with a new six-speed automatic that is paired with V-8 engines (except the 4.8L).

ASTM Fuels Subcommittee Votes to Approve Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In a landmark vote, the fuel experts of ASTM Subcommittee E voted overwhelmingly to recommend the passage of finished specifications for biodiesel blends.

United Road Receives EPA Smartway Green Certification

FERNDALE, WA – United Road has been certified by the EPA as being the only "Green" vehicle logistics company as a member of the Smartway Transport Partnership.

White Paper Offers Tips for Cutting Fleet's Monthly Fuel Bill

SOLANA BEACH, CA – GPS vehicle tracking provider JETT-Track has published a white paper, titled "Four Tips on How to Cut 30% From Your Service Fleet's Monthly Fuel Bill."

Mazda Announces Fuel-Efficiency Initiatives

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda Motor Corp. announced it is setting its sights on reducing the fuel consumption of Mazda vehicles sold globally by an average 30 percent by 2015.

Mazda Commences Development of Non-Food-Based Bioplastic

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – Mazda Motor Corporation has signed a collaborative research agreement with Hiroshima University to launch the “Mazda Bioplastic Project.”

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Wills Takes on National Fleet Sales Manager Role for Arlington Toyota Scion

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – Dan Wills, national fleet sales manager for Loren Auto Group, has accepted the position of national fleet sales manager for Arlington Toyota Scion.

Toyota Drives Toward a Greener Fleet

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Toyota Motor intends to expand its presence in the electric car market with a full-scale production of lithium-ion batteries in 2010.

PHH GreenFleet Wins Stevie Award

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has won an American Business Award (aka "Stevie" award) for PHH GreenFleet, a comprehensive program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AFVi Hosts Live Webinar: Well-to-Wheels Emissions Analysis

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will sponsor a free 90-minute Webinar on June 24 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

GE Helps Businesses Cut Fuel Costs, Prevent CO2 Emissions, and Increase Productivity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE's Ecomagination program helps meet customers' demand for more energy-efficient products and drives reliable growth for the company.

City of San Antonio Approves Hybrid Vehicle Purchase

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio approved the purchase of the Ford Escape hybrids to both reduce the cost of the fleet and help reduce pollutants across the city.

Congressional Bill Seeks to Boost E85 Fuel Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Calif.) introduced a bill last week that would require all automobiles built in the U.S. to be flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E85.

Cars.com: Prius Sees Big Bump in Online Searches

CHICAGO --- With gas prices continuing to break records, the number of people searching for fuel-efficient vehicles has soared on Cars.com, vaulting the fuel-sipping Toyota Prius into position as the most searched new vehicle on the automotive Web site.

Cellulosic-Based Ethanol Technology Making Progress

HOUSTON, TX -- Gulf Ethanol Corp. announced that the fabrication of its prototype machine for preprocessing cellulosic feedstock has been completed by Vortex Ventures.

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.

 
 

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