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Toyota Reveals All-New Prius

New 2010 Prius has an EPA rating of 46 mpg and a fuel efficiency of 50 mpg.

Toyota Introduces Certified Used Hybrid Program

Toyota's Certified Used Hybrid Program provides added inspection and warranty coverage for customers with used Toyota hybrids.

Indies Ready Production Electric Vehicles

ZAP's Alias and Aptera's 2e are all-electric vehicles that can go from zero to 60 within seconds.

City of Boulder's Goal: 90 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles for Fleet

BOULDER, CO - If all goes as planned, nine out of 10 vehicles in the City of Boulder's fleet will run on some type of alternative fuel within a few years,

Mass. Ok's Electric Vehicle Use on Some Roads

A state representative said he hoped the new law would encourage the further development and use of alternative fuel vehicles to save energy and reduce the impact of cars on the environment.

GM Plans to Invest $30 Million in Battery Plant for All-Electric Chevy Volt

DETROIT --- General Motors Corp. said it will invest $30 million in a U.S. plant that will build next-generation batteries for its all-electric Chevrolet Volt, Reuters reported.

Tesla Motors to Provide Batteries for Daimler's Smart Car

DETROIT --- Tesla Motors Inc. said it will supply batteries and chargers to Daimler AG's new electric Smart car, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

North American Bus Industries Orders 260 CNG Engines

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada --- Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a leading provider of alternative fuel engines, announced that North American Bus Industries (NABI) has ordered 260 compressed natural gas (CNG) CWI ISL G engines for CompoBus buses.

Verenium Announces Cellulosic Ethanol Project in Florida

CAMBRIDGE, MA --- Verenium Corp., a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, announced plans to build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Highlands County, FL.

Volkswagen Rolls Out BlueSport Clean-Diesel Roadster

DETROIT --- At the North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced its BlueSport roadster, a diesel-powered mid-engine concept car with an estimated highway fuel economy of 50 mpg.

POET Plant in South Dakota Produces Cellulosic Ethanol

SCOTLAND, SD --- POET Research Center in Scotland, SD, is now producing cellulosic ethanol at a pilot scale, completing a crucial step toward development of commercially viable cellulosic ethanol.

Beacon Energy Scales Back Biodiesel Production in Texas

CLEBURNE, TX --- Beacon Energy Holdings, a biodiesel producer and marketer based in Cranford, NJ, has cut the work force at its plant in Cleburne, TX 30 percent because of lower biodiesel demand.

San Antonio Dedicates New CNG Station

SEAL BEACH, CA --- The city of San Antonio, TX, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. co-hosted ceremonies on Jan. 14 to dedicate the city's new compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will provide fuel to the city's expanding fleet of natural gas refuse trucks.

Fisker Karma S Draws High Praise from Automotive Press

IRVINE, CA --- Fisker Automotive unveiled the Fisker Karma S -- powered by Quantum Technologies' Q-DRIVE -- at the 2009 North American International Auto Show and the car was rated "Best Electric Car" by

Ford Launches Plan for Battery-Electric Vehicles and Next-Generation Hybrids

DETROIT --- Ford Motor Co. has launched a plan to bring pure battery-electric vehicles, next-generation hybrids and a plug-in hybrid to market quickly and more affordably during the next four years.

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Vantage Vehicle International Launches Its Line of Neighborhood All-Electric Utility Trucks and Vans

CORONA, CA —Vantage Vehicle International, Inc., a Corona, California-based manufacturer of mini-vehicles is pleased to announce the national release of its all-electric utility truck and passenger and cargo van line through a national network of distributors.

GEM Cars Used for 'Green Inaugural Ball'

WASHINGTON – Six-passenger e6 models were used to shuttle guests to and from the all-green event where a 4-passenger GEM e4 model was prominently displayed.

Oregon State University Wants to Build Fleet of Alt-Fuel Vehicles

CORVALLIS, OR - Oregon State University hopes to take a larger role in electric and hybrid car technology with the recent announcement of a zero-emission vehicle partnership between the State and Nissan North America,

Chrysler Aims to Produce Electric Car by 2010

DETROIT – At the North American International Auto Show, Chrysler introduced several updated electric vehicle prototypes, at least one of which will be produced in 2010.

Chrysler 200C EV Blends New Design and Leading-Edge Technology

Chrysler 200C EV capable of driving up to 40 miles on battery-only power.

GM Unveils the Cadillac Converj

Luxury coupe uses an electric propulsion system.

Toyota Debuts Hybrid Lift Truck Lift Truck

Lift truck can automatically shift between batter and engine mode.

Fed Fleet Slow to Track Flex-Fuel Vehicle Locations

WASHINGTON - Another shortcoming of the Energy Policy Act was that the legislation did not require fleet managers to track vehicle locations. The fleet grew, but no one knew how it was taking shape.

Salt Lake police have added five 2009 Toyota Camry four-door sedan hybrids to its fleet.

Salt Lake Police Fight Crime and Fuel Costs with Hybrid Cars

SALT LAKE CITY - In an effort to cut fuel costs — thereby possibly saving jobs, as well as reducing its impact on the environment — the Salt Lake Police Department recently unveiled the latest additions to its fleet: a hybrid patrol car and an electric three-wheeled vehicle.

Kansas City Receives Money for Natural Gas Vehicles for Water Services Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City’s Water Services Department has received the fourth reimbursement from an $880,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for compressed natural gas conversions to its vehicles.



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