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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.

Hybrid Registrations Continue to Rise

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.

ExxonMobil Chemical's Separator Films Help Speed Progress of Next Generation Hybrids and EVs

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.

E3 Spark Plugs Fires Up New Web Site

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.

CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org), a North American transportation technologies consortium, has announced the winners of its Blue Sky Award 2008.

Coke’s Hybrids Help Mitigate Fuel Costs

ATLANTA -- By increasing the number of hybrids in their fleets, Coke and its bottlers are saving hundreds of dollars in fuel costs per vehicle.

County Commissioner Not Sweating High Gas Prices

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

St. Joseph County Restricts the Use of Take-Home Vehicles

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 Takes Pride in its Efforts to ‘Go Green’

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’s Police & Fire Fleet Goes Green With Hybrid SUVs

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.

AEP Will Have the Largest Diesel Hybrid Truck Fleet of Any American Utility Company

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.

FedEx Hybrid-Electric Fleet Surpasses Two-Million-Mile Mark

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.

CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.

Monroe County Explores Fuel Cell Technology

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

AFVi to Host Alt-Fuel Conference May 11-14

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.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Another ZEV at CV Show

BIRMINGHAM, UK – On April 15, Smith Electric Vehicles launched Ampere, its latest zero emission vehicle, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham NEC.

Mercedes-Benz: Innovating Technologies Working to Bring Fuel-Cell Cars to the Market

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.

BMW’s Planned Electric Car May Be Going Global

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.

Gale Banks Selected to Test Drive New BMW Hydrogen 7 Sedan

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.

How Mercedes’ BlueTec Works, and the 2009 Clean-Diesel SUVs to Come

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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