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California Wants New and Improved Hydrogen Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA – California is seeking experienced and qualified teams to compete for part of $7.7 million aimed at helping construct and improve hydrogen-fueling stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

Athens' City Council Deliberates How to Make City Fleet More Green

ATHENS, OHIO – A discussion on how to “green up” the city of Athens — starting with its vehicle fleet — may lead to a new policy determining what vehicles the city purchases and how that is done.

Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show Drives Through California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Over three days and more than 400 miles, the Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show visited three California cities this week, providing attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand new propane engine fuel technologies now available.

EPA Announces Availability of Diesel Retrofit Grants

WASHINGTON – EPA has announced the availability of almost $50 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engine.

ZAP Electric Car Has Sold More Than 700 Xebra Electric Pickups and Sedans

MIAMI, FL – Electric car interest is picking up as gas prices push toward record highs. ZAP has delivered more than 700 of its Xebra electric city-cars and trucks.

Penske Went Green to Aid NBC’s “Today Show” Lend a Hand Series

READING, PA – Penske Truck Rental partnered with International Truck and Engine Corporation and Eaton Corporation to utilize state-of-the-art hybrid commercial rental trucks as part of the annual NBC “Today Show” Lend a Hand series, which was held Apr. 14-18.

Buick Lucerne Joins GM FlexFuel Lineup for 2009

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 2009 Buick Lucerne sedan will join General Motors' industry-leading lineup of flex-fuel vehicles that can run on either ordinary gasoline or E-85, or any combination of the two, according to GM Vice President of Environment, Energy, and Safety Policy Beth Lowery.

Emkay Becomes First Fleet Management Company to Be Carbon Negative

ITASCA, IL – Emkay, Inc. has announced that it is carbon negative. The impact Emkay has on the environment through its daily energy usage and transportation will be offset through national programs that develop verifiable reforestation and carbon offsetting.

EPA Recognizes Toyota with 2008 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award

ERLANGER, KY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA), with a 2008 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency.

Phoenix Motorcars Exhibits at Low Carbon Fuels 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – Phoenix Motorcars, a California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, recently participated at the Low Carbon Fuels 2008, a two-day event in Sacramento featuring the latest in alternative fuel technologies. Phoenix

BMW Unveils New Lightweight Hydrogen Concept Vehicle

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW has unveiled a new concept vehicle that can run solely on lightweight hydrogen.

Chrysler Plans Dodge Ram Hybrid for 2010

DETROIT – Chrysler LLC product development chief has announced plans to roll out a hybrid version of its Dodge Ram pickup truck in 2010 that is similar to two SUVs it is launching this year, according to Reuters.

Clean Energy and NGVAmerica Urge Alt-Fuel Tax Credits Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both Clean Energy Corp. and NGVAmerica are urging House and Senate conferees on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) to extend the existing alternative-fuel excise tax and infrastructure income tax credits.

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Ford, Smith Plan Pure Electric Version of F650

Ford recently agreed to supply Smith Electric Vehicles with a range of Ford F-Series commercial vehicles for the U.S. market.

City of Tucson Switches to B-20

TUCSON, AZ - Tucson Fire trucks and almost all city vehicles running on diesel fuel have gone green.

Miles Electric Vehicles Appoints Czinger to President/CEO Position

SANTA MONICA, CA – Miles Electric Vehicles has appointed Kevin Czinger as president and chief executive officer.

City of Sacramento to Participate in Vectrix Fleet Program

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento’s Mayor Heather Fargo recently annouced the city will become the second city in the U.S. to participate in a fleet program with Vectrix.

NYC Metro Region Showcases Commitment to Alternative-Fueled Garbage Trucks

NEW YORK – Actor and environmental activist Blythe Danner joined a gathering of business people, politicians, environmentalists, and community activists to celebrate and praise garbage trucks.

EPA Asks NAFA to Represent Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA Fleet Management Association has been invited to a special meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide fleet perspectives on pending regulation for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases.

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Announces First Hybrid Vehicle Rebate Program

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has announced an industry-first Hybrid Rebate Program for companies that lease hybrid vehicles. The rebate program is designed for customers that make significant investments in new technology aimed at improving their environmental performance.

EPA Cleaning Up West Coast Diesel Engines

SAN FRANCISCO – As part of an initiative to significantly reduce diesel emissions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Pacific Islands, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Regions 9 and 10 have announced a regional competition through the West Coast Collaborative, for more than $5 million to deploy verified or certified clean diesel technologies.

City of Moline Goes Green

ROCK ISLAND, IL – By going paperless, recapping tires and buying flex-fuel vehicles, Molineis continuing its efforts to go green, the council’s No. 2 priority this year.

Tehama County Fleet to Go Green

RED BLUFF, CA – Tehama County’s vehicle fleet is going green. Supervisors recently approved the bid specifications for four new hybrid sedans and one new hybrid SUV for the Department of Social Services.

Montgomery County Urges Residents’ Use of Ethanol & CNG Fueling Stations

WASHINGTON – With the average nationwide price at the pump hitting $3.26 a gallon, Montgomery County is reminding the public that there are cheaper alternatives available for those driving flexible fuel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

City of Fayetteville Adds First Hybrid to Fleet

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The City of Fayetteville’s first hybrid vehicle, a Ford Escape for the Police Department’s park patrol, should be a good investment for the city.

 
 

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