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Toyota Develops New Fuel Cell Car

TOKYO, Japan --- Toyota on Friday, June 6, announced it has developed a new fuel cell hybrid, powered by hydrogen and electricity, with a maximum cruising range of 516 miles, AP reported.

Toyota to Manufacture Camry Hybrids in Australia

TOKYO, Japan --- Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start manufacturing hybrid cars in Australia as early as 2010, according to a report from Reuters.

GM Announces New Products, Capacity Adjustments; Continues Transformation of North American Business

WILMINGTON, DE – GM has announced a range of strategic initiatives to aggressively respond to growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and to economic and market challenges in North America.

BMW’s Electrified Future: Munich Poised to Join Zero Emissions Minicar Conga Line

MUNICH, GERMANY - Despite no official word yet, some say that BMW is developing an electric-powered minicar that should be ready by 2012.

Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

Cities Going Green as Gas Prices Go Higher

SALT LAKE CITY – As gasoline prices continue to skyrocket, more cities are going green.

Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2008 Goods Movement Program provides funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains, and harbor craft.

SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

State of Indiana Use of E-85 Doesn’t Match Push to Produce

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a drive to become a leading ethanol producer, Indiana’s state government lags neighboring states in purchasing vehicles that can run on E-85.

Ford Delivers Escape Hybrid Delivers to Los Angeles County Lifeguards

LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Company teamed up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment.

California to Give $1,000 Electric Car Rebates for ZAP Xebra Sedan and Truck

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board is offering a $1,000 rebate toward the purchase of a Xebra electric car and truck from ZAP.

Ford's Easy Fuel System Helps Environment With Capless Design

DEARBORN, MI – Ford has decided to offer its Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler system as standard equipment across the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury product lineups.

General Motors Announces California Public Policy Partners in Chevrolet's Project Driveway

DETROIT – General Motors has handed the keys to four Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles to a group of key government partners who are participating in Chevrolet's Project Driveway.

DOE Takes Delivery of a Chevy Equinox Electric Vehicle Powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has added a Chevy Equinox fuel cell electric vehicle to its fleet of alternative-fuel and advanced-technology vehicles.

Cox Cuts Energy Costs From the Ground Up

PHOENIX – Cox Communications officials say they can save three percent in gas mileage by properly inflating tires on an automobile, which may also translate into an extra mile per gallon for trucks.

Smith to Produce First Battery Powered, Zero Emission Urban Taxi Cab

UNITED KINGDOM – Smith Electric Vehicles has signed an agreement with LTI Vehicles Ltd. to produce an all-electric version of LTI's TX4 black cab, branded the TX4E.

Ethanol Conference Set for June in Nashville

NASHVILLE --- The 2008 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo is scheduled for June 16-19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

Edmunds.com Tests Fuel Economy of Small Cars

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Edmunds.com has released the results of its small car fuel economy challenge.

Google, UPS Winners at Alt-Fuel Awards Ceremony

LAS VEGAS --- The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Safety Course for Natural Gas Vehicle Drivers Set for June in Calif.

LAS VEGAS --- The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute will hold a one-day safety course for natural gas vehicle (NGV) drivers and mechanics on June 19 in Riverside, Calif.

'Plug-In 2008' Conference Set for July in Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Plug-In 2008, set for July 22-24 in San Jose, Calif., is a three-day international conference that will showcase the latest technological advances, market research, and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

AFVi Conference Highlights Advanced Technologies

LAS VEGAS --- The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo, held May 11-14 in Las Vegas, placed a spotlight on a number of evolving technologies of interest to fleet managers.

Earth Biofuels Subsidiary Renews LNG Supply Contract With City of

LONG BEACH, CA – Earth Biofuels, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has renewed its contract to provide the City of Long Beach, Calif., with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Raser Vice President Speaks at Green West Conference

LOS ANGELES – David West, vice president of Marketing for Raser Technologies, Inc., recently addressed the Green West Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and also participated in a panel discussion focused on how advanced plug-in hybrid technology can be used to help green America’s utility and government fleets,

U.S. DOE and GM Select 17 College Teams for “EcoCAR” Vehicle Engineering Competition

WASHINGTON – The U.S.Department of Energy, General Motors, and Natural Resources Canada has announced the 17 teams selected to participate in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a collegiate vehicle engineering competition set to begin in Fall 2008.

 

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