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Fuel Cell Vehicles 15 Years and $200B Away

SAN FRANCISCO – A new report issued by the National Research Council claims fuel cells are still at least 15 years away from being commercially feasible.

Electric’s the Way to Go for the City of Marietta

MARIETTA - Marietta police have unveiled their new electric vehicles.

Florida State Parks Make Environmental Strides With Global Electric Motorcars

TALLAHASSEE, FL– In an effort to protect Florida’s environment, save taxpayers money, and reduce the state’s carbon footprint, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service recently purchased 72 electric-battery powered Global Electric Motorcars (GEM ) cars for use in state parks.

States Should Set Fuel Efficiency, McCain Says

DETROIT - According to Sen. John McCain, states should be able to determine their own fuel-efficiency standards.

Denver Public Works Aims to Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions with “Green Machine”

DENVER - At a time when city managers across the country are grappling with record high fuel prices, the City and County of Denver is preparing to test one of the nation’s first hybrid-hydraulic trash trucks expected to result in fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, and reduced emissions.

Tennessee Gov. Bredesen Pushes for Fuel-Efficient State Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN – Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to put a new emphasis on the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in Tennessee state government.

Edge Receives CARB/EPA Certification on All Products for Gasoline-Powered Ford, Dodge, and GM Vehicles

OGDEN, UTAH — Edge Products has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for all of its Ford, Dodge, and GM products for gasoline-powered vehicles.

North Dakota State Fleet Manager Looking for Fuel Conservation Measures

BISMARCK, N.D. – The director of North Dakota’s state fleet, Paul Hanson, has said that at the halfway point of the biennium, half his budget remains.

Manufacturers, Hauling Companies Look to Greener Fuel

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Town of Castle Rock Adopts Green Fleet Policy

CASTLE ROCK, CO – Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing fuel economy — while saving money — are the primary goals of the Castle Rock’s new green fleet policy approved by the Castle Rock Town Council.

USPS Working with GM to Test Alt-Fuel Vehicle Replacements for 195,000-Unit Fleet

IRVINE, CA – On July 23, the U.S. Postal Service will outline its strategy for converting to an environmentally friendly fleet and announce an alternative-fuel vehicle test.

Chrysler Planning Electric Vehicles

DETROIT – Chrysler LLC's answer to the much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt could be three to five years away, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Two Million Hydrogen Vehicles Could Be on Roads by 2020

WASHINGTON – A transition to hydrogen vehicles could greatly reduce U.S. oil dependence and carbon dioxide emissions, but making them competitive in the automotive market will not be easy.

Off-Peak Electricity Could Power Hybrids

RICHLAND, WA – Off-peak electricity production could fuel 70 percent of the 220 million vehicles on U.S. roads if they were plug-in hybrid electrics, a study found.

Energy Dept. Helps Fund Biorefinery Projects in Wisconsin, Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Department of Energy selected two small-scale cellulosic biorefinery projects in Park Falls, Wis., and Jennings, La., for federal funding of up to $40 million over five years.

'Plug-In 2008' Conference to Spotlight Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

SAN JOSE, CA --- Plug-In 2008, a conference and exposition focused on plug-in hybrids, gets underway at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center tomorrow and will wrap up July 24.

Solid Fuels Successfully Tested in Cyclone Technologies’ Green Engine

POMPANO BEACH, FL --- Cyclone Power Technologies announced it has successfully completed combustion tests of coal powder through the fuel injector of the company's Cyclone engine.

Clean Energy Awarded $3.6 Million Grant to Help Fund Natural Gas Stations

SEAL BEACH, Calif. --- The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) recently approved grant awards of $3.6 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to help defray the cost of expanding the Southern California network of natural gas fueling stations with nine new stations.

BMW Builds Electric Mini

MUNICH, GERMANY – Engineers have been working on an all-electric version of the Mini at the BMW plant in Cowley.

Four-Cylinder Vehicles Surpass 50 Percent for First Time

WESTLAKE, CA – Four-cylinder products have captured more than half of the market, with new cars and trucks up to 51 percent of all new-vehicle sales in June.

PECO Pursues Three-Prong Strategy to Deal with Rising Fuel Costs

PHILADELPHIA – With more than 1,200 vehicles on the road across the Greater Philadelphia region, PECO said it is pursuing a three-prong strategy to deal with spiraling fuel costs.

New Proposal Announced to Increase the Use of Natural Gas

WASHINGTON – New legislation will be introduced that will compel automakers to make 10 percent of their fleet vehicles run on natural gas by the year 2018.

Town Stops Using Biofuel as Cost Rises

An energy company offered the town of Greenwich, Conn. a rate of $4.45 a gallon.

University of Wisconsin Fleet Runs a Solar Powered Maintenance Vehicle

MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin has in its fleet of vehicles a solar powered maintenance vehicle.

Long Island University Invests in Environmentally Friendly Electric Vehicle

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Facilities Services department at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

 

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