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Solid Fuels Successfully Tested in Cyclone Technologies’ Green Engine

POMPANO BEACH, FL --- Cyclone Power Technologies announced it has successfully completed combustion tests of coal powder through the fuel injector of the company's Cyclone engine.

Clean Energy Awarded $3.6 Million Grant to Help Fund Natural Gas Stations

SEAL BEACH, Calif. --- The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently approved grant awards of $3.6 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to help defray the cost of expanding the Southern California network of natural gas fueling stations with nine new stations.

BMW Builds Electric Mini

MUNICH, GERMANY – Engineers have been working on an all-electric version of the Mini at the BMW plant in Cowley.

Four-Cylinder Vehicles Surpass 50 Percent for First Time

WESTLAKE, CA – Four-cylinder products have captured more than half of the market, with new cars and trucks up to 51 percent of all new-vehicle sales in June.

PECO Pursues Three-Prong Strategy to Deal with Rising Fuel Costs

PHILADELPHIA – With more than 1,200 vehicles on the road across the Greater Philadelphia region, PECO said it is pursuing a three-prong strategy to deal with spiraling fuel costs.

New Proposal Announced to Increase the Use of Natural Gas

WASHINGTON – New legislation will be introduced that will compel automakers to make 10 percent of their fleet vehicles run on natural gas by the year 2018.

Town Stops Using Biofuel as Cost Rises

An energy company offered the town of Greenwich, Conn. a rate of $4.45 a gallon.

University of Wisconsin Fleet Runs a Solar Powered Maintenance Vehicle

MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin has in its fleet of vehicles a solar powered maintenance vehicle.

Long Island University Invests in Environmentally Friendly Electric Vehicle

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Facilities Services department at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Virginia Tech Fleet Services Going Green

BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech Fleet Services has added four new hybrid vehicles to its inventory. This inclusion is a step toward a gas-electric hybrid platform that is expected to enhance the fuel efficiency of the entire fleet.

Portland General Electric Predicts Surge in Hybrid Vehicles, Plans More Plug-Ins

PORTLAND, OR – Portland General Electric has begun leading the charge for mass adoption of plug-in hybrid-electric cars in Oregon. The utility plans to install 12 electric-vehicle charging stations in Portland and Salem by September.

Manufacturers & Hauling Companies Look to Greener Trucks

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

PHH Arval Announces 2008 Green Fleet Survey Results

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval's study shows corporate interest in environmental performance has grown, but there’s room for improvement in fleet best practices.

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Document for Public Comment

WASHINGTON – EPA is soliciting public input on the effects of climate change and the potential ramifications of the Clean Air Act in relation to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Auto Industry Plans for Plug-in Hybrids

DETROIT – Automakers are stepping up their game with a number of electric plug-in models.

Toyota to Install Solar Panels on Prius Hybrids

TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. plans to install solar panels on some Prius hybrids in its next remodeling, responding to growing demand for green cars amid record-high oil prices.

Agenda Available for 2008 Green Fleet Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO– Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 on Sept. 15-16 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena. An agenda is now available at www.greenfleetconference.com.

Toyota to Produce Prius in the U.S.

ERLANGER, KY --- Toyota is responding to heightened demand for fuel efficiency by adjusting the production mix at three plants. The changes include the addition of the Prius hybrid sedan to its North American lineup.

GM, Governors to Push for More Biofuel Stations

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors Corp. and the National Governors Association have agreed to work together the next few years to ensure the addition of ethanol fuel stations across the U.S. and to help bolster demand for new biofuels made from sources other than corn, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Lexus Gives its Hybrid Major Dose of Luxury

TORRANCE, CA – Hybrid technology and luxury automobiles are a perfect fit. And the Lexus GS 450h is one example of this ideal pairing.

The Fast, The Frugal, and The Future

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Road and Track has put together a list of the 10 new cars to look for that will boost fuel economy without sacrificing the fun factor.

Octillion to Develop New Technologies Capable of Generating Electricity from Moving Vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Octillion Corp. announced immediate expansion of the company's product development pipeline.

El Pollo Loco Rolls Out ZAP Electric Vehicles for Local Deliveries

COSTA MESA, CA – El Pollo Loco is rolling out two electric delivery vehicles from ZAP, according to http://money.cnn.com.

Dow Chemical Plans to Phase in Fuel-Efficient Auto Fleet

MIDLAND, MI – Dow Chemical is developing a fleet conversion program to cut its energy costs.

Tesla Motors to Manufacture Sedan in California

SAN CARLOS, CA – Tesla Motors' next product, a four-door, five-passenger sedan, will be manufactured at a California facility instead of Albuquerque, N.M, as previously announced.

 

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