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Ford's Transit Connect Brings 22 City, 25 Highway MPG

DEARBORN, MI – The Transit Connect offers a Duratec 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine, delivering an estimated 136 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, according to the automaker.

Commercial Hybrid Truck Market to Triple by 2013

OYSTER BAY, NY – The market will begin to grow more quickly in 2010, as the global economic downturn ends and the testing of hybrid vehicles in commercial fleets is completed, according to a new report by NextGen Research.

Ports Realize Benefits of Fleet Cleanup

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach launches comprehensive air cleanup, including a step to take 16,800 dirty-diesel trucks off the road.

Mayor Villaraigosa Drives First Heavy-Duty, Electric Port Drayage Truck off the Assembly Line at New Harbor City Factory

SAN PEDRO, CA - Los Angeles' green technology sector takes a heavy-duty roll with the grand opening of a manufacturing facility in Harbor City that will begin producing fleets of clean, all-electric, heavy-duty trucks capable of hauling 30-ton shipping containers in and around the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Tulsa City Fleet Gets Greener

TULSA, OK --- Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the city's new "green fleet" during a news conference at River West Festival Park.

San Francisco Unveils Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO --- Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, announced the city of San Francisco has installed the company's Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at City Hall.

California Trucking Firm Fined for Diesel Emission Violations

SACRAMENTO --- The California Air Resources Board said it has fined an Oxnard-based trucking firm $6,000 for diesel truck emission violations that occurred in 2006.

BP, Verenium Form Cellulosic Ethanol Venture

CAMBRIDGE, MA --- BP and Verenium Corp. announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol from non-food feedstocks.

GM Confirms Engine for Chevy Volt and Cruze to be Built in Flint, Michigan

DETROIT – General Motors has confirmed it will still invest approximately $250 million to bring the 1.4L 4-cyl. engine production to Flint, Mich.

Texas-Based Global Alternative Fuels Bolsters Biodiesel Production Capacity

LARKSPUR, CA --- Southwest fleets and truckers will soon find more availability of biodiesel.

Companies Save $16M+ While Reducing Emissions and Waste

NEW YORK – The partnership between Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and Environmental Defense Fund has helped three KKR companies save $16.4 million and prevent more than 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Frito-Lay Adds 1,000+ Fuel-Efficient Sprinter Vehicles to U.S. Fleet

PLANO, TEXAS – Frito-Lay North America is adding more than 1,200 fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its nationwide fleet, which will help the company improve miles per gallon, continue to cut energy costs, and reduce emissions.

California Dairy Using Cow Waste to Produce Fuel to Power Trucks

TULARE, CA --- At the World Agricultural Fair, representatives of Hilarides Dairy announced the company is converting cow waste into fuel to power trucks and generators while minimizing pollution and diversifying energy sources.

Two-Step Process Turns Biomass into Biofuel at University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI --- Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.

City of Todelo Mayoral Hopeful Takes Interest in Natural Gas for Trucks

TOLEDO, OHIO – In the push to purchase 40 new refuse trucks to convert the engine fuel from diesel to natural gas, Republican mayoral candidate Jim Moody feels that the city would yield savings.

Monmouth County in Need of Alternative-Energy Aid

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While state and county governments rely on the federal economic stimulus funding for transportation projects, Monmouth County is also seeking to get a share for energy programs.

Nissan's Electric Car to Launch in Late 2010 in the U.S.

FRANKLIN, TN – Similar in size to the Sentra or Versa, the five-passenger vehicle will be able to run 100 miles on a lithium ion battery pack, according to the automaker.

UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New 'Green' Trucks

ATLANTA – Over the past month, UPS has deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California.

Roush Unveils Propane-Powered Ford F-250

The F-250 qualifies for a federal tax credit of $4,500.

Chrysler Showcases Electric Vehicle Concepts

The 200C EV is capable of a 400-mile total driving range, while the Dodge Circuit EV boasts a range of 150 to 200 miles with zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

The Kenworth T270 hybrid is powered by a 260-hp PACCAR PX-6 engine.

Coulomb Technologies Provides Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in San Francisco

The charging stations are a part of a two-year public demonstration conducted with the city of San Francisco.

Zipcar Launches Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pilot Program in San Francisco

The pilot program is aimed to provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive the next generation of clean vehicles.

OriginOil Signs Agreement With Department Of Energy

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc. has agreed to work with the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to research and develop commercial applications for the company's algae-based fuels technology.

Kenworth Introduces Hybrid Service Truck Targeted To Companies with Field Service Operations

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company introduced its first diesel-electric hybrid truck in a service application at the recent World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.



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