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2009 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have unveiled the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide, which can be downloaded at www.fueleconomy.gov.

Ford's MyKey Feature Can Control Speed and Radio Volume on Fleet Vehicles

DEARBORN, MI – Ford's "MyKey" technology will allow fleets to limit top speed and radio volume, set speed warnings, and assures safety systems remain engaged to help protect drivers and vehicle inventories.

AQMD Holds 4th Annual SoCal Clean Vehicle Technology Expo

ONTARIO, CA – The Air Quality Management District held its 4th annual Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo in Ontario, Calif., Oct. 13-15.

FleetCards USA Launches New Fuel Savings Calculator

ATLANTA – FleetCards USA has launched a new fuel savings calculator that evaluates the basic business structure of each fleet and provides potential annual savings when using a fleet fuel card.

Photos from Green Fleet Conference 2008 Now Available Online

CHICAGO – Check out the photos from this year's Green Fleet Conference at www.greenfleetconference.com.

Only One Week Left to Vote for the 2009-MY Car & Truck of the Year!

TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the sixth annual Automotive Fleet 2009-MY Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards ends next Friday, Oct. 24. More than 2,500 visitors have already logged on to vote. Cast your vote now!

Elgin Sweeper Introduces Alternative Fuel-Powered Pelican Sweeper

ELGIN, IL – Elgin Sweeper, a manufacturer of street sweepers, has introduced a version of the Pelican three-wheel broom sweeper that may be powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Gov. Beshear Looking to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Emissions in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the approval of $240,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for a project to curb dangerous diesel emissions from highway construction equipment.

U.S. Could Become Largest Biodiesel Market by 2012

CALIFORNIA – California-based SRI Consulting, a business research service for the global chemical industry, recently released its global 2008 Biodiesel report.

Trucks Lead the Way to a Cleaner Future

ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.

New Biodiesel Specifications Published by ASTM International

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Higher costs at the pump, renewable energy, and alternate sources continue to headline today’s news, and a group of newly published ASTM International specifications sets the standard for one type of these fuels: biodiesel.

Bailout Plan Includes Plug-In Hybrid Tax Credit

Plug-in hybrid drivers and users of solar and wind energy are among those who stand to benefit.

ALL Fuels & Energy to Develop New Municipal, Industrial, and Biofuel Infrastructure Technologies

DES MOINES, IA – ALL Fuels & Energy (AFSE) has entered into agreements with two privately-held infrastructure technology firms.

Central California Ethanol Plant Begins Production

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Pacific Ethanol Inc., a major marketer and producer of ethanol, announced the start-up of its Stockton, Calif., facility.

New Orleans Getting New Biodiesel Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to give the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) $44 million to replace 204 buses and 31 vans that were destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Katrina.

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.

 

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