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Company Cuts Back on Fuel Costs by Switching Vehicles

WILTON, CT – Henry Hill, owner of Wilton-based Canine Fences, has aggressively moved toward cutting its fuel consumption by switching over its fleet of 120 vehicles to more fuel-friendly ones.

Roush Releases '09 Propane Truck for Fleet Market

DETROIT - Roush Performance recently began taking orders for its fleet-oriented, propane-powered Ford F-150 trucks that not only match power levels of gasoline models, but will also allow owners to receive government tax breaks, according to the Web site www.motortrend.com.

Cambridge Gets New Corporate-Sponsored Hybrid Taxi Fleet

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Cambridge License Commission and City Manager Robert W. Healy has announced that six new hybrid taxicabs are now in service in Cambridge as part of the Clean Air Cab Program.

The 20 Greenest Fleet Brands in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM – The UK Web site http://www.businesscar.co.uk has used data from www.cleangreencars.co.uk to determine the cleanest vehicle brands based on CO2 output.

Alt-Fuel Conference Set for May in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS --- The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo, set for May 11-14 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, will feature more than 200 speakers and is expected to draw about 2,000 attendees.

Saab Unveils New Models

NEW YORK – Saab, General Motors’ Swedish auto brand, is getting a makeover. At the New York International Auto Show, the company unveiled two new models, the 9-4X and 9-X

Mercedes Sees Electric-Car Progress

NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz said it will have a demonstration fleet of electric vehicles on the road in two to three years.

Land Rover Technology Will Boost Tata

UNITED KINGDOM – Tata Motors has made its name in India by producing rugged cars for the masses. It recently unveiled the Nano, a simple runabout that will go on sale for £1,250, according to http://business.timesonline.co.uk.

Hydrogen Car Prospects Sputter

NEW YORK – California regulators have realized that manufacturers won't be able to make as many hydrogen-fueled cars by 2014 as regulators had once hoped, according to Forbes.

EnerDel Provides Market Update on Think Global Supply Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – EnerDel, the advanced automotive battery systems division of alternative energy company Ener1, Inc., has made progress toward meeting the lithium-ion battery system deliverables schedule under a supply contract with Think Global.

Searching for ZAP's Fleet of No-Show Green Cars

SANTA ROSA, CA – In September 2006, Ehab Youssef, an intellectual property lawyer in San Jose, California, was shopping for a new car. With gas prices surging above $3 a gallon, Youssef and his wife were looking to offset their Toyota Land Cruiser with something more fuel-efficient.

Daimler Chair and GM Vice Chair Discuss Fuel Reduction

DETROIT – Daimler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche and General Motors Corp. Vice Chairman Robert A. Lutz recently discussed the financial aspects of environmentally friendly cars, why diesel engines haven't caught on in the U.S. the way they have in Europe, and other issues, with The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) Jeffrey Ball.

Truck Research Explores Energy, Emission Impacts of Weight Classes

ARLINGTON, Va. --- The American Transportation Research Institute and truck engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. last week released updated research on the energy and emissions impacts of operating commercial vehicles at various weight classes.

States Sue EPA for Inaction

BOSTON --- Eighteen states are taking the Environmental Protection Agency back to court in an effort to force the agency to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming, the Associated Press reported.

California Lowers Auto Emissions Rule

SACRAMENTO, CA – California regulators have drastically cut the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in the state by the year 2014, a decision that frustrated environmentalists but came as a relief to auto manufacturers.

Bids or Requests for Proposals Should Be Sought for Luzerne County Van Maintenance

KINGSTON, PA – Luzerne County officials have discovered another purchase that should be bid out — routine maintenance of the county transportation department vans.

Montgomery County Gets Word Out About Alt-Fueling Station

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Montgomery County’s Division of Fleet Management Services is attempting to get the word out to the public about their alternative fueling station for flexible fueling vehicles located at 16640 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.

Scottsdale Considers City Environmental Office

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale could establish a new Office of Environmental Policy to research and oversee “green” programs and handle federal environmental mandates.

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The City of Santa Cruz is thinking of becoming a biofuel producer. Ron Pomerantz, a longtime Santa Cruz resident and member of the city Public Works Commission, would like to see the city scoop up old oil from local restaurants and convert it into biodiesel for the city’s diesel fleet.

City of Long Branch Focuses on Leaner and Greener Fleet

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Energy Review Committee met recently for a brain-storming session on how to create a more environmentally friendly city. Reducing police car idling and installing alternate refueling stations for the city’s fleet.

City of Florence Explores Alternative Fuels for Fleet

FLORENCE, AL – City vehicles and equipment that use diesel fuel may soon smell more like home cooking as Florence explores an initiative to take residential cooking oil away from clogging the city’s sewers and recycle it into biodiesel.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 'E-85/Flex-Fuel Branch' in Texas

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – Enterprise Rent-A-Car designated one of its Dallas/Ft. Worth-area rental locations as its first official "E-85/Flex-Fuel branch" in Texas.

UPS Deploys 167 ''Green'' Trucks

ATLANTA – UPS announced the deployment of 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery vehicles in Texas, Georgia, and California.

Calif. Board Passes New Emission-Free Vehicle Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ---- California's Air Resources Board voted March 27 to slash by 70 percent the number of emission-free vehicles that carmakers must sell in the state in coming years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Audi Decides Against Bringing Hybrid Q7 Stateside

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi has apparently decided that its new Q7 hybrid will not come to the U.S. after all, citing a slow economy and a weak dollar as the main culprits.

 
 

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