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ZENN Motor Co. Releasing '09 Model NEV

TORONTO, ON, Canada --- ZENN Motor Co., a Toronto-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, is releasing its 2009 zero-emission, all-electric NEV.

California Autobody Assn. Sanctions Green Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA --- David McClune, executive director of the California Autobody Association (CAA), announced an agreement with GRC-Pirk Management for members to acquire Certified Green Investment (CGI) qualifications.

AM Oil Resources & Technology Plans to Build Mobile Biodiesel Plant

VALENCIA, CA --- AM Oil Resources & Technology Inc. announced it has just completed design drawings to build a mobile biodiesel plant, capable of producing 2,000 to 3,000 gallons of biodiesel per week.

Automotive Fleet Updating Listings of Top Green Fleets

TORRANCE, CA --- Automotive Fleet is updating the listing of the Top Green Fleets in the United States.

California Might Get EPA Waiver that Would Allow States to Impose Stricter Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- President Obama is expected to direct the EPA this week to reconsider a Bush Administration decision that stopped California and more than a dozen other states from setting their own stricter limits on auto emissions, the Los Angeles Times reported.

NAFA Accepting Submissions for Green Fleet Awards

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA's Green Fleet Awards honor fleet management professionals who have implemented innovative and creative programs to help with their company's overall "going green" initiative.

Twin Clutch Transmission: In the world of racecars, dual clutch transmissions have been a staple for years. In production vehicles it remains a relatively new technology. Ford plans to add one such tr

Ford to Introduce Fuel-Efficient Dual-Clutch Powershift Transmission for Small-Car Segment

DETROIT – The PowerShift six-speed transmission will deliver the fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox with the convenience and ease of a premium automatic transmission, according to the manufacturer.

City of Newark First in Nation Using Cars to Power Grid

NEWARK, DE - The City of Newark, Delaware became the first electric utility in the U.S. to use a car to store and provide power for the local electric grid.

CCAR Introduces New S/P2 Module for “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles”

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) announces the introduction of new module for its “S/P2” (Safety and Pollution Prevention) e-learning program on “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.”

Lexus HS 250h

All-New Lexus HS 250h

TORRANCE, CA - Lexus has introduced the HS 250h. According to the manufacturer, this is the world’s first and only dedicated luxury hybrid vehicle — a blend of advanced technology and sustainable materials.

NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating Changes Postponed to 2011-MY Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The postponement offers OEMs another year to prepare for the NHTSA's most significant changes to the ratings program in 30 years.

Volt Technology to be Used in Other GM Models

DETROIT – General Motors is exploring other models to apply the Chevrolet Volt's hybrid-electric technology.

ZAP Shuttle

ZAP to Debut Electric Van & Truck at NADA Expo

SANTA ROSA, CA – ZAP will debut the 100 percent plug-in Shuttle electric van and XL Truck at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual conference and exposition.

City of Charlottesville Has a "Green City Vision" for Fleet

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - It's no secret the City of Charlottesville works hard to call itself a "green city." Leaders have enacted countless "green" initiatives to keep the city on the cutting-edge of environmentalism.

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.



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