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BMW Builds Electric Mini for CA

The electric Minis will help BMW to meet new California regulations that will require carmakers selling cars in the state to offer zero emission vehicles.

Cochise County Practicing ‘Green’ Fleet Practices Before it Was ‘Right’

BISBEE, AZ – A recent study released by Duke University reports that Americans should take a more realistic look at the actual efficiency of fuel consumption in vehicles.

Top Massachusetts Communities for Hybrid Vehicles

WORCESTER, MA – Record-high gas prices across the country are fueling the urge for car owners to identify ways to reduce their gas consumption. Citizens of Commonwealth of Massachusetts are considering hybrid vehicles.

City of Houston Gets 500th Hybrid Vehicle

HOUSTON, TEXAS – The City of Houston has welcomed its 500th hybrid vehicle, and more are on the way. The city’s fleet includes 334 Toyota Prius models, 164 Ford Escapes, and two Honda Insights.

New Conference Takes Fleet Professionals Behind the Scenes of Going Green

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company, recently announced a new two-day conference for fleet professionals, the Green Fleet Conference. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on September 15-16, 2008.

Town of Greenwich Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan for Green Fleet

GREENWICH, CT – High costs have forced the town of Greenwich to abandon plans to run half of its fleet on a soy-based biodiesel fuel.

EPA Debuts New Campaign to Help Drivers Save Fuel/Money and Protect the Environment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching the SmartWay Leaf Campaign to encourage purchases of SmartWay-certified cars and trucks.

New EPA Web Portal Provides Environmental Requirements

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a one-stop Web portal to help importers and exporters of goods meet requirements to protect human health and the environment.

Retreads Are Greener than New Tires; Retreading Produces 30 Percent Less CO2

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – An independent analysis found that manufacturing and distributing a retreaded tire produces significantly less carbon emissions than that required to produce a new tire.

Emkay Marks 1st-Year Anniversary as Direct Supplier for GEM Vehicles

ITASCA, IL – Last June, Emkay announced they were acknowledged as the first fleet management company to factory order GEM vehicles.

LeasePlan Holds Green Summit for Global Fleet and Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

OAK BROOK, IL – LeasePlan recently held a Green Summit on the challenges and successes of companies looking to "green" their corporate fleets.

North Dakota Refinery to Boost Diesel Fuel Capacity

MANDAN, N.D. — The only oil refinery in North Dakota is positioned for a $125 million facelift to increase its capacity for low-sulfur diesel fuel and to comply with federal environmental standards, the Associated Press reported.

Swedish Refiner to Make Biodiesel from Pine Oil

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN --- Swedish refiner Preem unveiled plans to start making biodiesel from pine tree oil, a lumber industry waste product, in response to criticism about the effect of biofuel on food prices, Reuters reported.

Automakers Welcome Utility Partners To FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership

DEARBORN, MI --- The United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), whose members are Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., have welcomed the addition of electric utility partners to the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership.

Tesla Motors to Manufacture Electric Sedan in California

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Ze’ev Drori, CEO of Tesla Motors, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced that Tesla's upcoming electric-powered four-door, five-passenger sedan will be manufactured in California.

Democratic Convention to Feature Ethanol-Fueled Fleet

DENVER --- The Democratic National Convention, General Motors and the Molson Coors Brewing Co. are collaborating to make sure VIPs at the upcoming convention will ride in GM vehicles fueled with ethanol that comes, in part, from beer, according to an report.

PHH Arval Announces Summer Auction Gas Giveaway Promotion

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval’s Used-Vehicle Remarketing Department has announced a nationwide auction summer gas giveaway program to begin this month.

ZENN Motor Company Evaluating Canadian Expansion

TORONTO – ZENN Motor Company Inc. is evaluating the potential sale of its fully electric vehicles in Canada in light of the Quebec Ministry of Transportation's three-year pilot project that enables low-speed vehicles.

Tax Credit for Hybrids Running Out, but Sales Hardly Affected

The tax break for hybrids begins to phase out after a manufacturer sells 60,000 qualifying vehicles. Toyota and Honda have already reached that benchmark.

Thinking of Trading an SUV for a Compact? Do the Math First, Experts Say

Fuel savings could be eclipsed by the price of hot new compact vehicles.

City of Burlington Passes Plan to ‘Green’ Fleet of Vehicles

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA – The City of Burlington city council has approved its first-ever plan to green its corporate fleet of vehicles.

Dallas County Fleet Comes Criticized for Operation of Gas Guzzlers

DALLAS – Dallas County’s alternative-fuel vehicle fleet has come under fire.

Nebraska Putting State Money in Ethanol

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska plans to buy dozens more flex-fuel vehicles that can run on fuel that is 85 percent ethanol.

New York’s Orange County’s Fleet Considers Going Green

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Lawmakers may push for more fuel-efficient vehicles in New York’s Orange County government fleet but are debating how specific they should be in their guidelines.

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The ASTM International D02 Main Committee approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends.



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