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.
DEARBORN, MI – The 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner models are boosting fuel economy with new sets of tires and improved aerodynamics.
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.
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.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - Audi is planning an alliance with the Japanese electronic giant Sanyo to develop a pilot hybrid project for the Volkswagen Group.
DETROIT --- DTE Energy announced it is converting its fleet of 800 diesel-fueled trucks and service vehicles to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.
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.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS – AFVi recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the annual conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASPEN, CO – In efforts to go "green", the Aspen Police Department have been testing a hybrid patrol car, the 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid, as a way to do their part in reducing the city’s carbon footprint and minimize effects on the environment.
SALT LAKE CITY – Congratulations to all the award recipients announced at NAFA's 2008 Institute & Expo! Here's a recap of the winners.
ATLANTA – UPS has just announced the order of 200 hybrid electric vehicles, in addition to another 300 compressed natural gas vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet.
FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc., is taking orders for its new 125 kW propulsion system suitable for high performance automotive applications including all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and series hybrid vehicles.
DUBLIN, IRELAND – Research and Markets provides a 45-page overview of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology and its impact on load, generation costs, and emissions.
HOUSTON, Texas --- Waste Management Inc., the nation's largest trash collector, and the Linde Group, a major provider of natural gas, have unveiled plans to build a plant to purify and liquefy landfill gas for use as truck fuel.
SEAL BEACH, Calif. --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded the contract to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel and provide operations and maintenance for the CNG fueling station located near the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio.
MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW now intends to install the engine used in its Mini Cooper in its 1 Series as well. BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said the Munich company will include both normal and turbo versions of the 1.6L four-cylinder in the next-generation 1 Series.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi is joining other German automakers in the effort to eliminate exhaust emissions, promising to bring an electric model to market in the next 10 years.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden --- Volvo Trucks is taking a major step toward commercialization of its hybrid technology for heavy vehicles by launching two hybrid garbage trucks that will be tested in Sweden by trash-collection firms Renova and Ragn-Sells.
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