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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.

Kenworth Environmental Programs Site Features Industry-Leading Technology Products

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth Environmental Programs Web site offers customers a convenient way to learn about Kenworth’s green products and initiatives.

Testing of Electric Truck for Los Angeles Port Sparks Enthusiasm

LOS ANGELES – The Port of Los Angeles views a 30-ton prototype vehicle it has had in service since January as a forerunner of a fleet of electric trucks to serve terminals and rail yards.

International LoneStar Earns EPA SmartWay Certification for Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction

WARRENVILLE, IL – LoneStar, introduced in February as the first fuel-efficient Advanced Classic big-rig truck has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay truck.

Diesel/Electric Trucks Drawing Attention

KNOXVILLE, TN – MHC Kenworth-Knoxville held an open house last Tuesday to show off a type of diesel/electric medium-duty truck it plans to stock, drawing a crowd of about 20-30 people representing several businesses and some local governments.

GM Offers 18 FFVs for MY2009

DETROIT – General Motors will offer 18 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) in model-year 2009.

ADTS Helps Fleets Reduce Fuel Costs with New Driving Green Online Training Course

TROOPER, PA – Advanced Driver Training Services (ADTS) has introduced a new Web-based driver training course designed to help business fleets reduce their fuel costs.

Con Edison Introduces Greener Fleet

NEW YORK – Con Edison is increasing the use of biodiesel fuel in its truck fleet and expanding its acquisition of green vehicles.

Fleets Can Save Money and Reduce Emissions, According to Networkcar's New Green Paper

SAN DIEGO – Networkcar's new paper, "Go Green and Save Green," details the six areas that can help fleets significantly reduce fuel consumption and lower air pollution.

L.A. Mayor Signs Law to Clean Harbor Area Air

LOS ANGELES --- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday, June 26, signed a law that will phase out the use of heavy-polluting diesel trucks carrying cargo from the Port of Los Angeles.

Hydrogen Filling Station Opens in West L.A.

LOS ANGELES --- California's first retail hydrogen filling station opened to the public last week, the Los Angeles Times reported.

CALSTART to Form Natural Gas Vehicle Purchase Program

PASADENA, CA --- CALSTART, a nonprofit group that works with the public and private sectors to develop green transportation technologies, is partnering with other organizations to create a Natural Gas Vehicle Cooperative Purchase Program.

CA Air Resources Board Unveils Emissions Plan

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board released its Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan last week, charting a course to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over the next 12 years.

Fleet Hall of Fame Voting Ends Monday!

TORRANCE, CA – Cast your vote now! More than 21,000 visitors have already logged on to the Fleet Hall of Fame site. Voting ends June 30.

First 135 AuraGen Equipped Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Vans Sold to AT&T, Federal Express, and Purolator

EL SEGUNDO, CA – AuraGen will be used on the first 135 parallel hybrid electric Ford E-450 vehicles sold by Azure Dynamics Corporation (Azure) to AT&T, Federal Express, and Purolator.

Firestone Complete Fleet Care Goes Green

ST. LOUIS – Firestone Complete Fleet Care recently hosted an informational symposium in St. Louis, Mo., that discussed how the automotive industry is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact.

Owens Corning Partners with Environmental Defense Fund and PHH Arval to Reduce Emissions of Vehicle Fleet

TOLEDO, OH – Owens Corning joined the PHH GreenFleet program in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and operating costs, improve efficiency, and reduce fleet emissions from its North American sales force.

Sign Up Now For Green Fleet Conference 2008 and Save Up to $100

CHICAGO – Bobit Business Media's Green Fleet Conference 2008 will address the latest issues impacting the entire fleet arena.

2009 GMC Sierra Enhances its Fuel Economy

DETROIT - For 2009, the GMC Sierra lineup enhances its segment-best fuel economy with a new six-speed automatic that is paired with V-8 engines (except the 4.8L).



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