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31-City Tour Showcases BMW Hydrogen Car

LOS ANGELES --- The BMW Hydrogen 7, the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan, pulled into Los Angeles on Aug. 23 to finish a more than 4,000-mile cross-country journey featuring hydrogen-powered cars by the world's leading automakers in the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour.

Hyundai Going Electric with Hybrids and Plug-Ins

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – Hyundai's promised to put a hybrid subcompact, a hybrid mid-size, and a plug-in competitor to the Chevrolet Volt on the road within five years.

US Hybrid Announces Organizational Changes

TORRANCE, CA – US Hybrid has announced several structural changes designed to serve the expanding market segments.

Chrysler Completes Program to Eliminate Use of Lead Wheel Weights, Meets EPA Compliance 3 Years Early

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler LLC has completed its program to eliminate the use of lead wheel weights from its vehicles, switching to more eco-friendly substitutes in its products sold worldwide.

Bridgestone Americas Commits to National Lead-Free Wheel Weight Initiative

DETROIT – Firestone Complete Auto Care and Firestone Racing recently reiterated their commitment to improving the environment through eliminating the use of lead wheel weights.

Want to Know What the Future Holds for Green Fleet Vehicles?

TORRANCE, CA - The first-ever Green Fleet Conference in Chicago Sept.15-16 will open with a keynote speech on fuel-efficient and emissions-reducing models to come in 2009-2011.

Luxury Electric Announces Completion of World’s First Full-Sized, Long-Range, All-Electric Luxury Sedan at 2008 DNC

DENVER – The founders of Luxury Electric, one of America’s first electric car companies, announced at the 2008 Democratic National Convention plans to take their prototype car, “The Electric,” on a record-setting transcontinental trip, the first for an electric luxury sedan.

New ExxonMobil Brochure Educates Fleet Managers

FAIRFAX, VA – ExxonMobil has introduced a new brochure to educate fleet managers and owner-operators on how synthetic lubricants can enhance vehicle performance, reliability, and fuel economy.

Eden Hydrogen Fuels National Hydrogen Road Tour

CHICAGO – The 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour fueled a caravan of hydrogen vehicles on the final leg of a cross country journey with Eden Hydrogen's HyRadix hydrogen reformer.

Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept on Tour in the U.S.

DETROIT – The award-winning 2008 Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept is scheduled to be on display at the Washington Times Car Show Aug. 31 in McLean, Va.

Ford Tests Show Eco-Driving Improves Fuel Economy an Average of 24 Percent

PHOENIX – Tests performed by Ford Motor Company show drivers coached by eco-driving experts can significantly improve the fuel economy performance of their vehicles.

Get a Sneak Peak of Green Fleet Vehicles in the Near Future

TORRANCE, CA - The first-ever Green Fleet Conference in Chicago Sept.15-16 will open with a keynote speech on fuel-efficient and emissions-reducing models to come in 2009-2011.

USPS Accelerating Shift to Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Reflecting rising gas prices and environmental concerns, the U.S. Postal Service are new testing alternative-fuel vehicles.

Oakland International Airport to Purchase 26 New CNG-Powered Shuttle Buses for AirBART and Rental Car Services

OAKLAND, CA – The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners recently authorized the purchase of 26 new CNG-powered AirBART and rental car shuttle buses that will be deployed at Oakland International Airport (OAK) beginning in 2009.

Moline Wants to Install a 10,000-Gallon E-85 Fuel Tank

MOLINE, IL – City officials hope to save Moline money by having its own 10,000-gallon E-85 tank.

City of Ferndale Forms Agreement With Enterprise Fleet Management

FERNDALE, MI – The City of Ferndale, Mich., has entered into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to reduce the cost of operating the city’s 51 fleet vehicles.

State of Connecticut Seeking More Fuel-Efficient Fleet

HARTFORD, CT – The state of Connecticut wants to add more hybrids and traditional high-mileage, gasoline-powered compact cars to its vehicle fleet in order to bump up fuel efficiency.

Industry-First Hybrid Battery Lease, Other Incentives Power Navistar’s Diesel Hybrid Leadership

DALLAS – Navistar is extending its hybrid leadership among commercial truck manufacturers with new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks at a time of extraordinarily high diesel prices.

Fuel-Saving Hybrid Trucks Focus of HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive Oct. 14-16

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) will hold its 2008 HTUF National Conference Oct. 14-16 in South Bend, Ind. The conference will be hosted by Bosch Rexroth and takes place at the South Bend Marriott Hotel and adjacent Century Center.

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GM Announces $500 Million Investment for New Small Car

LORDSTOWN, OH – GM announced it will invest more than $500 million in the U.S. to build the Chevrolet Cruze, an all-new global compact car.

ARI Names John Mack Manager of Environment and Fuel Strategies

MT. LAUREL, NJ – Mack brings 26 years of experience in the automotive industry, including management roles in finance, operations, and sales.

Pickens County in South Carolina to Move Truck Fleet to Biodiesel

PICKENS, SC --- The Pickens County Council has approved a plan to run county trucks and equipment on biodiesel, reported the Pickens County News.

Green Fleet Conference Set for Chicago

TORRANCE, CA --- Green Fleet Conference 2008, sponsored by Bobit Business Media, is set for Sept. 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Chrysler Begins Production of Hybrid Dodge Durango, Hybrid Chrysler Aspen

AUBURN HILLS, MI --- Chrysler LLC's Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) began rolling off the assembly line last week at its Newark, Del., assembly plant.

Biofuels Conference Set for Houston

HOUSTON --- Ethanol & Biodiesel Management University, a conference on the biofuels market, is set for Sept. 8-9 at the Renaissance Hotel in Houston, Texas.



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