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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.

(L-R) Madison, Myles, Mason join Myers Select president Rich Allen and Linde hydrogen-combustion forklift designer Hannes Schobel at the Future is Green conference on Sept. 14 in Long Beach, CA.<br /><br />

Forklift Servicing Company Myers Select Presented World’s First Hydrogen Combustion Forklift at Long Beach Convention

LONG BEACH - Southern California forklift service company, Myers Select, presented a prototype of the Linde hydrogen-combustion forklift at The Future is Green Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 14-16.

Electric Vehicles Making Their Way Into Government Fleets

SALT LAKE CITY – The City of Midvale recently purchased an electric truck, which cost $20,000. It can carry a cargo of about half a ton.

Cochise County Exploring Next Generation of Vehicle

BISBEE, AZ – Cochise County employee transportation is now using a white compact Toyota Prius Hybrid.

City of Champaign to Utilize Natural Gas for Fleet

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The City of Champaign officials are interested in pursuing compressed natural gas vehicles.

The City of Culver City's Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division Win SEED Awards

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City recently attended the annual Southern California Excellence & Environmental Development (or, SEED) ceremony and awards event hosted by the City of Beverly Hills and the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition (SBBEC).

Kenworth Goes Green with Revamped Trucks

GREEN BAY, WI – Kenworth is rolling out a new diesel-electric hybrid system. But what sets this vehicle apart from others is a gray box, about the size of an oversized piece of luggage, attached to the chassis frame on the driver’s side.

Chrysler LLC Surges Forward With Production-Intent Electric Vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler LLC and its ENVI organization have new production-intent, advanced electric-drive technology packaged in three different vehicles for its Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge brands.

GM's 'Boost' in Efficient Four-Cylinders Includes More Turbos

FLINT, MI – GM will double its global production of small four-cylinder engines (1.0L to 1.4L) by 2011, with more than half of the increase coming in North America.

Clean Energy Adds CNG Fueling Stations at Airports in Atlanta and Oklahoma City

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will own, operate, and supply fuel for new compressed natural gas public access stations in Atlanta and Oklahoma City.

Subaru Offering Free Vehicle Diagnostic Inspections in October

CHERRY HILL, NJ – To celebrate the Car Care Council's Fall Car Care Month, participating Subaru dealers are offering free vehicle diagnostic inspections to Subaru owners in October.

GM Announces $370M Investment for New Small Engine Manufacturing in North America

FLINT, MI – GM's new plant will begin production in the U.S. in 2010, and will be the exclusive manufacturing facility in North America to produce the Chevrolet Volt's range-extending engine.

EPA Reports Increase in Avg. Fuel Efficiency for Cars and Light-Duty Trucks

WASHINGTON – For the fourth consecutive year, the EPA is reporting an increase in the average fuel efficiency for cars and light-duty trucks, to a projected 20.8 miles per gallon for 2008.

Study: More New-Car Buyers Weighing Impact on Environment

IRVINE, CA --- In-market new-vehicle shoppers are not only increasingly concerned about the environment, they are making purchase decisions based on how their choices will affect the environment, according to Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research's all-new Eco Watch study.

Congress Greenlights Billions in Low-Interest Loans to Auto Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Congress moved Saturday to provide $25 billion in low-interest loans to the auto industry as part of a plan to speed development of fuel-efficient vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reported.

GM Volt Could Draw 100 mpg Rating

DETROIT --- General Motors Corp. has reached an agreement with the California Air Resources Board that could result in the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle receiving a 100 mpg fuel economy rating from the EPA, the company told the Detroit Free Press.

GEM Peapod

GEM Introduces Peapod Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

AUBURN HILLS, MI – GEM, a Chrysler LLC company, introduces the next generation of clean, gas-free, and emission-free, battery electric vehicles with the pod-like-shaped Peapod.

Uruguay Grants Land for ZAP Electric Vehicle Assembly Facility

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – The government of Uruguay has set aside land for an electric-vehicle assembly plant expected to begin construction next month by U.S. electric car pioneer ZAP.

GE Fleet Services Hosts North Central NAFA Chapter Meeting on Hybrids and AFVs in Commercial Truck Fleet Applications

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services hosted more than 100 NAFA members and guests at a recent North Central NAFA Chapter meeting.

Navman Wireless Announces Advanced Real-Time Alerting for Fleet Managers

GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless North America has added real-time event alerting to its OnlineAVL2 fleet management software.

Donlen Corp. Debuts DonlenGreenKey.com

NORTHBROOK, IL – Donlen Corporation has announced the launch of DonlenGreenKey.com to aid fleet managers in transitioning to greener fleet programs.

Volvo Group Introduces Fourth-Generation Hybrid Solution

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – The Volvo Group is now introducing the fourth-generation hybrid solution on a broad front in buses, trucks, and construction equipment.

Clean Energy to Build, Operate CNG Fueling Station for New Solid Waste Fleet in Seattle

SEAL BEACH, CA – CleanScapes, Inc., a newly-designated City of Seattle, Wash., solid waste contractor, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a contract for up to 10 years to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) station and provide fuel for CleanScapes’ 40 new CNG-powered refuse trucks.

City of Franklin Orders ZAP Electric Cars

FRANKLIN, KY – After the ground breaking on an electric car plant for Integrity Automotive, residents and city officials in Simpson County have shown their support by ordering three electric trucks from ZAP.

 

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