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Energy Biosciences Institute Director Assesses Future of Biofuels in Interview

BERKELEY, CA --- Biofuels get mixed marks these days in the public mind. For Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), whether and how these futuristic fuels can be "truly positive" is in the details.

Volvo Cars Presents an Aggressive Roadmap for Reducing CO2 Emissions

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Together with the introduction of three fuel-efficient DRIVe cars with CO2 emissions below 120 g, Volvo Cars is unveiling an aggressive roadmap for cutting CO2 emissions.

The Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid — for Those With Cash and Consciences

BERLIN, GERMANY – For those people who need a bigger, more upscale car, yet would still love to reduce their carbon footprint, Mercedes-Benz will offer another option: the 2009 S400 BlueHybrid.

GM Boosts Fuel Economy Across its Brands for 2009

DETROIT – The four-cylinder, non-hybrid versions of the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura mid-size sedans equipped with six-speed transmissions deliver an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway fuel economy.

US Hybrid Announces the Acquisition of the Motor Division from Satcon Technologies

TORRANCE, CA – Magmotor Technologies Inc. will strengthen US Hybrids' capability to bring a complete line of components to medium- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers.

UPS Joins EPA's "Climate Leaders" Program

ATLANTA – UPS has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, making it the first shipping company to join the program.

Cleanest Cars on America's Roads

According to the EPA, the Prius and Civic Hybrid are the cleanest cars on the road, but compressed natural gas cars and some gas-powered cars are not far behind.

FedEx's Hybrid Program Hits Snags

As of today, FedEx has only 172 hybrid trucks on the road. High price premium, lack of tax credits to blame.

Automakers Warn Against Using Hybrids as Taxicabs

Although previously approved for taxi use, automakers refuse to certify crashworthiness of vehicles with added partitions.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies Partner to Build Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

GREENSBORO, NC – Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Coulomb Technologies have partnered to lead development and commercialization of products that will enable the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Fleet Solutions: Light-Duty OEM Product Preview 2009 Webinar to Be Held Oct. 21

LAS VEGAS - A live Webinar on “Fleet Solutions: Light-duty OEM Product Preview 2009” will be held Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

CNG Fuel System Inspector Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation & Maintenance Training Now Available

DOWNEY, CA – The National Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering CNG training courses at the Energy Resource Center in Downey, Calif.

City of San Bernardino Purchases 15 LNG Refuse Vehicles

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – City of San Bernardino Fleet Division continues its efforts to help reduce the amount of air pollution within the South Coast Air Basin by recently purchased 15 LNG (liquid natural gas) refuse vehicles.

Azure Dynamics Receives Order From a Major Baking Industry Fleet for Balance Hybrid Electric Vehicles

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation has received an order from one of the largest baking companies in the United States for two Balance Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Walk In Vans.

ALK Partners Offer Member Discount for PC*MILER

PRINCETON, NJ – ALK Technologies, Inc. has partnered with the American Moving and Storage Association to offer its members ALK's PC*MILER software at a 15-percent discount.

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Honda Insight Concept Hybrid Vehicle Revealed at Paris Motor Show

PARIS – Honda's new Insight Concept shares styling cues with the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle and provides an early look at the highly anticipated five-passenger hybrid vehicle.

Online Voting for 2009-MY Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Now Open

TORRANCE, CA – Nominations for Automotive Fleet's 2009 Car & Truck of the Year is now open. Voting ends October 24.

Scientists Make Case for More Biofuel Research

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN --- While cellulosic biofuels derived from grasses, crop residues and inedible plant parts have real potential to be more efficient and environmentally friendly than grain-based biofuels like corn ethanol, more research and science-based policies are needed to reap these benefits, said an international group of experts.

Honda Unveils Insight at Paris Auto Show

PARIS, France --- Honda unveiled a concept version of its Insight hybrid family car at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, Oct. 2, USA Today reported.

ZAP Expands Workforce to Meet Record Demand for Electric Vehicles

SANTA ROSA, CA – As a result of an increase in demand for electric cars and other forms of plug-in transportation, ZAP has increased its workforce by almost 30 percent since the beginning of the year.

ARI Announces Partnership with CALSTART

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI's participation will contribute to CALSTART's support and acceleration of the growth of the advanced transportation technologies industry and its related markets.

Donlen Participates in Green Fleet Conference Panel Discussions

CHICAGO – Donlen Corporation actively participated in several panel discussions at the 2008 Green Fleet Conference and Expo.

GE Fleet Services Presents at Fourth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' Chief Marketing Officer, John Righini, presented comprehensive approaches to green facilities and supply chains within the fleet industry at the fourth annual AltWheels Fleet Day.

Company Car-Sharing Programs Gain Popularity in Canada

Companies are buying into car sharing programs and even allowing employees personal use of the vehicles.

Knoxville Utilities Board Gets First Hybrid Bucket Truck

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) has received its first hybrid electric diesel bucket truck, which is 57 percent more efficient than the traditional kind.



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