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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to National Fleet

ST. LOUIS, MO --- Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding approximately 5,000 additional gas/electric hybrids to its nationwide fleet and designating nearly 80 rental locations across the country as "hybrid branches."

Automakers Urge DOT to Finalize Fuel Economy Standards Through 2015

WASHINGTON – Manufacturers plan to work with Congress, the states, and the administration to help bridge competing fuel economy proposals, set aggressive standards through 2015, and direct efforts toward meeting a national standard of at least 35 mpg by 2020.

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City of White Plains and New York Power Authority Partner to Purchase Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bucket Truck

WHITE PLAINS, NY - White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel announced the arrival of the city's first hybrid bucket truck.

Danville Adds Hybrid to its Vehicle Fleet

DANVILLE, VA - The City of Danville is giving hybrid vehicles a test drive with the purchase of a 2008 Toyota Prius.

Audi Hooked on "E" as Part of New Green Initiative

HERDON, VA – Every automaker is incorporating eco-friendly technologies into their production plans and Audi is no different. According to a report from CAR, the German automaker will use the “E” designation for its environmentally friendly products.

5 Alt-fuel Stations Open in Sacramento

Propel Fuels will now sell E85 Flex Fuel and Biodiesel at its five stations in California. The company plans to deploy hundreds of stations across the state within five years.

2010 Honda Insight Overview

The 2010 Insight hybrid, with a U.S. EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon, will launch in April 2009 and will be priced below the Civic Hybrid.

ZENN Motor Co. Releases '09 Model NEV

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

Provo City Puts Two Electric Trucks on the Road

PROVO CITY, UTAH - For the next 30 days, Mayor Lewis Billings is exchanging the grumble of a combustion engine for the hum of an electric motor.

Coke Deploys More Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Coca Cola Enterprises can now claim the largest hybrid truck fleet in North America, according to the company, having announced that they’ll be adding 185 hybrid trucks to their fleet, thus boosting the total number of environmentally friendly trucks to 327.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Commercial Truck Tires Receive EPA SmartWay Approval

FULLERTON, CA – Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corporation have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies.

2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250

ROUSH Expands Propane Vehicle Lineup with Unveil of Liquid Propane Injected F-250 Pickup

LAS VEGAS – Hammering home their success in offering a propane-powered truck, ROUSH Performance unveiled the next product in the lineup - the 2010 ROUSH Liquid Propane Injected F-250 at the 2009 International Builders’ Show.

USDA Offers to Assist Ethanol Plants in Identifying Efficiencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pledged this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the struggling ethanol industry identify more efficient ways to produce the fuel, Reuters reported.

DuPont Biofuels Programs Making Progress

WILMINGTON, DE --- DuPont's plans to bring its two advanced biofuels programs to market are on track and making strides toward the commercialization of biobutanol and the conversion of cellulosic feedstocks economically into biofuels, the company announced.

Shelby SuperCars Reveals Details About Electric Powertrain

WEST RICHLAND, WA --- Shelby SuperCars (SSC) has released details of its all-electric scalable powertrain, the AESP.

Denver's 'Driving Change' Program Reduces Vehicular CO2 Emissions

DENVER --- The city and county of Denver have turned to Driving Change, an Internet-based vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) tracking system, to significantly curb GHG emissions.

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.”



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