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New Bill Establishes Credit for Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles

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.

Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Feature New Tires, Better Fuel Economy, and Aerodynamics

DEARBORN, MI – The 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner models are boosting fuel economy with new sets of tires and improved aerodynamics.

Nissan-NEC Joint Venture Developing Lithium-Ion Batteries

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.

'Extreme Hybrid' SUV Showcased at NAFA

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.

Audi Plans to Run on Sanyo Hybrid Batteries

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Audi is planning an alliance with the Japanese electronic giant Sanyo to develop a pilot hybrid project for the Volkswagen Group.

DTE Energy Converting 800 Vehicles to Biodiesel

DETROIT --- DTE Energy announced it is converting its fleet of 800 diesel-fueled trucks and service vehicles to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel.

NAFA Presents First-Ever Green Fleet Awards

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.

Wallman Receives Gold Medal for Environmental Work with Volvo Car Corporation

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.

Worldwide Prius Sales Top 1 Million Mark

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.

Winners of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's 2008 Conference + Expo

LAS VEGAS – AFVi recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the annual conference.

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Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

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.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

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.

Clean Energy Signs LNG Fueling Contract for City of Fresno Municipal Refuse Fleet

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.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Signs Contract With City of San Bernardino to Supply LNG

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.

Clean Energy to Fuel Brookhaven Municipal Waste Fleet

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 Testing Toyota Highlander Hybrid for Police Work

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.

2008 Award Winners Announced at NAFA Institute & Expo

SALT LAKE CITY – Congratulations to all the award recipients announced at NAFA's 2008 Institute & Expo! Here's a recap of the winners.

UPS Expands "Green Fleet" with 200 Hybrid Electrics in Addition to 300 CNG Vehicles

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.

UQM Technologies Introduces 125 kW Propulsion System

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.

Report Summarizes Impact of PHEVs on Load, Generation Costs, and Emissions

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.

Waste Management to Power Trucks With Landfill Gas

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.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Wins Bay Area CNG Contract

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.

BMW 1 Series Will Get Mini Engine, Hints at 7 Series Hybrid

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.

Audi Promises Electric Car within 10 Years

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.

Volvo Trucks' Hybrid Technology Used for Trash Collection in Sweden

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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