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.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. --- Nationwide registrations for new hybrid vehicles rose to 350,289 registrations in 2007 -- a 38 percent increase from 2006, according to R. L. Polk & Co.
HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Chemical will introduce new co-extruded separator grades for hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Tampa, Fla., May 12-16.
POINTE VEDRA, FL – E3 Spark Plugs has launched an all-new Web site (www.e3sparkplugs.com) with strong visual graphics and more complete test information.
PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org), a North American transportation technologies consortium, has announced the winners of its Blue Sky Award 2008.
ATLANTA -- By increasing the number of hybrids in their fleets, Coke and its bottlers are saving hundreds of dollars in fuel costs per vehicle.
EAGLE COUNTY, CO – Government leaders in Eagle County are not feeling the pinch of high gas prices as much as others. Last year they switched 20 cars in their light fleet to hybrids
SOUTH BEND, NJ – St. Joseph County commissioners will vote on a proposal that would reduce the number of County employees that take their cars home.
ATLANTIC COUNTY, NJ – Kean College has identified Atlantic County as the “Greenest County in the State.” And part of that green initiative includes the County’s fleet
LINDSAY, CA – In 2006, the City of Lindsay began buying 22 Toyota Highlander hybrids, 17 of which were converted to fire department and police patrol vehicles.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.
MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Corp hit a major milestone for its existing hybrid-electric truck fleet: more than 2 million miles of revenue service. The hybrid trucks improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut particulate pollution by 96 percent.
PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.
ROCHESTER, NY – Monroe County is feeling pain at the pump to the tune of almost $1.3 million a year, and that’s why County Executive Maggie Brooks is exploring fuel cell technology
LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008 in Las Vegas May 11-14 will host 2,000 public and commercial fleet decisionmakers to learn and discuss more about fuels, vehicles, and technologies available today.
BIRMINGHAM, UK – On April 15, Smith Electric Vehicles launched Ampere, its latest zero emission vehicle, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham NEC.
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz is leading the way in innovating technologies, and part of its process is a detailed testing schedule. From the development of a concept through to it becoming a reality, the Mercedes-Benz team looks at many different areas to make sure the vehicles are the safest on the road.
MUNICH, GERMANY – It was reported BMW is considering production of an all-electric Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV). Originally developed in answer to California regulations requiring large automakers to sell a number of ZEVs each year starting in 2012.
AZUSA, CA – Gale Banks, president and founder of Banks Power in
Azusa, has been selected by BMW to road test its new advanced-technology showcase vehicle, the Hydrogen 7 sedan.
MONTVALE, N.J. – There is a wave of diesel-powered vehicles coming to
America despite the price premium on diesel fuel, and Mercedes-Benz has been leading the movement with its 50-state-legal “clean diesels.”
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