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ASTM Fuels Subcommittee Votes to Approve Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In a landmark vote, the fuel experts of ASTM Subcommittee E voted overwhelmingly to recommend the passage of finished specifications for biodiesel blends.

United Road Receives EPA Smartway Green Certification

FERNDALE, WA – United Road has been certified by the EPA as being the only "Green" vehicle logistics company as a member of the Smartway Transport Partnership.

White Paper Offers Tips for Cutting Fleet's Monthly Fuel Bill

SOLANA BEACH, CA – GPS vehicle tracking provider JETT-Track has published a white paper, titled "Four Tips on How to Cut 30% From Your Service Fleet's Monthly Fuel Bill."

Mazda Announces Fuel-Efficiency Initiatives

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda Motor Corp. announced it is setting its sights on reducing the fuel consumption of Mazda vehicles sold globally by an average 30 percent by 2015.

Mazda Commences Development of Non-Food-Based Bioplastic

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – Mazda Motor Corporation has signed a collaborative research agreement with Hiroshima University to launch the “Mazda Bioplastic Project.”

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Wills Takes on National Fleet Sales Manager Role for Arlington Toyota Scion

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – Dan Wills, national fleet sales manager for Loren Auto Group, has accepted the position of national fleet sales manager for Arlington Toyota Scion.

Toyota Drives Toward a Greener Fleet

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Toyota Motor intends to expand its presence in the electric car market with a full-scale production of lithium-ion batteries in 2010.

PHH GreenFleet Wins Stevie Award

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has won an American Business Award (aka "Stevie" award) for PHH GreenFleet, a comprehensive program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AFVi Hosts Live Webinar: Well-to-Wheels Emissions Analysis

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will sponsor a free 90-minute Webinar on June 24 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

GE Helps Businesses Cut Fuel Costs, Prevent CO2 Emissions, and Increase Productivity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE's Ecomagination program helps meet customers' demand for more energy-efficient products and drives reliable growth for the company.

City of San Antonio Approves Hybrid Vehicle Purchase

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio approved the purchase of the Ford Escape hybrids to both reduce the cost of the fleet and help reduce pollutants across the city.

Congressional Bill Seeks to Boost E85 Fuel Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Calif.) introduced a bill last week that would require all automobiles built in the U.S. to be flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E85.

Cars.com: Prius Sees Big Bump in Online Searches

CHICAGO --- With gas prices continuing to break records, the number of people searching for fuel-efficient vehicles has soared on Cars.com, vaulting the fuel-sipping Toyota Prius into position as the most searched new vehicle on the automotive Web site.

Cellulosic-Based Ethanol Technology Making Progress

HOUSTON, TX -- Gulf Ethanol Corp. announced that the fabrication of its prototype machine for preprocessing cellulosic feedstock has been completed by Vortex Ventures.

Honda Launches Production of FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Car

TOCHIGI, Japan --- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. announced five of the first customers for its advanced new FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle and also provided details of the world's first fuel cell vehicle dealership network in the United States.

Lexus GS 450h, the Other Kind of Hybrid

TORRANCE, CA - The Lexus GS 450h is a full hybrid that has both an electric motor and gasoline engine.

Audi R10 TDI Using Biofuel for the First Time

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi has been running various race tracks using its advanced diesel powered race cars, specifically its two-time Le Mans-winning R10 TDI, which has been running gas-to-liquid (GTL) diesel fuel.

Cadillac Escalade Adds FlexFuel Capability for 2009

ATLANTA – All models of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade will be able to run on ordinary gasoline, E-85 ethanol, or any combination of the two.

Johnson Controls-Saft Named as Battery Supplier for Ford Test Fleet of PHEVs

MILWAUKEE – A test fleet of Ford Escape plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) is on the road as the result of an ongoing collaboration among Ford, Johnson Controls-Saft, Southern California Edison (SCE), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Clean Energy to Begin Presale of Electric Motorcycles and Electric Scooters July 4

SACRAMENTO, CA – Clean Energy, Inc., under its electric vehicle division, Clean Electric, will begin marketing and presales of electric motorcycles and scooters on July 4.

Three Facilities Earn the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award

WASHINGTON – The EPA has recognized three Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Awards winners for using CHP to reduce their energy use by more than 18 percent.

Eaton Wins CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for Environmental Innovation and Technology

CLEVELAND – Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has received the CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for innovation and advancement in sustainable transportation technology.

GM and Clean Energy Working to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors Corp. The two companies also announced that they are exploring further opportunities to expand the hydrogen infrastructure.

Ford EVP Speaks at Plug-In Electric Vehicle Conference

WASHINGTON – On June 11, Mark Fields, executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, spoke at "Plug-In Electric Vehicles 2008: What Role for Washington?"

Calif. EPA, GM Educate Drivers on 3K Oil Change Myth

AUBURN HILLS, MI AND SACRAMENTO, CA - In an attempt to reduce oil consumption, and thus environmental impact, the campaign encourages drivers to follow their vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations on oil changes.

 

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