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Edmunds.com Tests Fuel Economy of Small Cars

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Edmunds.com has released the results of its small car fuel economy challenge.

Google, UPS Winners at Alt-Fuel Awards Ceremony

LAS VEGAS --- The 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.

Safety Course for Natural Gas Vehicle Drivers Set for June in Calif.

LAS VEGAS --- The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute will hold a one-day safety course for natural gas vehicle (NGV) drivers and mechanics on June 19 in Riverside, Calif.

'Plug-In 2008' Conference Set for July in Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Plug-In 2008, set for July 22-24 in San Jose, Calif., is a three-day international conference that will showcase the latest technological advances, market research, and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

AFVi Conference Highlights Advanced Technologies

LAS VEGAS --- The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo, held May 11-14 in Las Vegas, placed a spotlight on a number of evolving technologies of interest to fleet managers.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Renews LNG Supply Contract With City of

LONG BEACH, CA – Earth Biofuels, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has renewed its contract to provide the City of Long Beach, Calif., with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Raser Vice President Speaks at Green West Conference

LOS ANGELES – David West, vice president of Marketing for Raser Technologies, Inc., recently addressed the Green West Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and also participated in a panel discussion focused on how advanced plug-in hybrid technology can be used to help green America’s utility and government fleets,

U.S. DOE and GM Select 17 College Teams for “EcoCAR” Vehicle Engineering Competition

WASHINGTON – The U.S.Department of Energy, General Motors, and Natural Resources Canada has announced the 17 teams selected to participate in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a collegiate vehicle engineering competition set to begin in Fall 2008.

Driver, Technician, and Fuel Handler Safety Training for LNG-Powered Vehicles

ANAHEIM, CA – Sponsored by the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, a one-day course, to be held Aug. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., is devoted to training drivers, technicians, and fuel handlers on safe driving, fueling, and operating practices of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles.

The World’s First CNG-Powered Plug-In Hybrid Refuse Vehicle Hits the Pavement

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation announced that the City of Fresno has held a press conference to debut and demonstrate the World’s First Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Vehicle equipped with Odyne’s PHEV technology.

Honda Lays Out Hybrid Fleet to Challenge Prius

HONG KONG – Honda Motor is racing against Toyota Motor to develop hybrid cars.

Ford Escape Hybrid Delivers Total Package for Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguards

LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Company teamed up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment.

Raser Vice President Speaks at Green West Conference on Greening America's Fleets With Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

LOS ANGELES – David West, vice president of marketing for Raser Technologies, Inc., recently addressed the Green West Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

EPA Performance Track Awards for Environmental Achievements Above and Beyond Legal Requirements

WASHINGTON – Performance Track encourages facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements.

Lexus Considers Two Dedicated Hybrid Vehicles

TOKYO – Toyota’s Lexus brand is considering the addition of at least two dedicated hybrid vehicles to its rapidly expanding product portfolio, including a premium-priced companion to the Toyota Prius and a mid-size crossover.

AT&T Introduces 'Green Fleet' of More Than 100 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

SAN ANTONIO – AT&T Inc. has announced plans to add 105 alternative-fuel vehicles to the corporate fleet of its operating companies.

CHEP USA Announces Hybrid Car Incentive Program

ORLANDO, FL – CHEP USA, a pallet and container pooling solutions company, has launched a new program that provides financial incentives for employees who purchase hybrid cars and trucks.

PHH Arval Joins EPA Climate Leaders Program

SPARKS, MD – By participating in Climate Leaders, PHH Arval has pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award Ceremony & Luncheon Approaching

LOS ANGELES – The 2008 Blue Sky Award ceremony and luncheon on June 10 will recognize outstanding marketplace contributions to clean air, energy efficiency, and to the clean transportation industry overall.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Environmental Defense Recognize Business Leadership in Environmental Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO – With the support of Governor Schwarzenegger and distinguished CEOs, Environmental Defense Fund has launched its inaugural report highlighting latest trends and best practices that demonstrate how environmental sustainability efforts are creating new markets.

AFVi to Hold Live Webinar: “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is sponsoring a free 90-minute Webinar — “Fleet Solutions: A Primer on Green Fuels, Vehicles, and Technologies”— on Tues., Jun. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Senator Alexander Proposes “New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

OAK RIDGE, TN – Sen. Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) has proposed “launching a five-year New Manhattan Project to put America firmly on the path to clean energy independence within a generation.”

Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

 
 

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