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CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.

Monroe County Explores Fuel Cell Technology

ROCHESTER, NY – Monroe County is feeling pain at the pump to the tune of almost $1.3 million a year, and that’s why County Executive Maggie Brooks is exploring fuel cell technology

AFVi to Host Alt-Fuel Conference May 11-14

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008 in Las Vegas May 11-14 will host 2,000 public and commercial fleet decisionmakers to learn and discuss more about fuels, vehicles, and technologies available today.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Another ZEV at CV Show

BIRMINGHAM, UK – On April 15, Smith Electric Vehicles launched Ampere, its latest zero emission vehicle, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham NEC.

Mercedes-Benz: Innovating Technologies Working to Bring Fuel-Cell Cars to the Market

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz is leading the way in innovating technologies, and part of its process is a detailed testing schedule. From the development of a concept through to it becoming a reality, the Mercedes-Benz team looks at many different areas to make sure the vehicles are the safest on the road.

BMW’s Planned Electric Car May Be Going Global

MUNICH, GERMANY – It was reported BMW is considering production of an all-electric Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV). Originally developed in answer to California regulations requiring large automakers to sell a number of ZEVs each year starting in 2012.

Gale Banks Selected to Test Drive New BMW Hydrogen 7 Sedan

AZUSA, CA – Gale Banks, president and founder of Banks Power in Azusa, has been selected by BMW to road test its new advanced-technology showcase vehicle, the Hydrogen 7 sedan.

How Mercedes’ BlueTec Works, and the 2009 Clean-Diesel SUVs to Come

MONTVALE, N.J. – There is a wave of diesel-powered vehicles coming to America despite the price premium on diesel fuel, and Mercedes-Benz has been leading the movement with its 50-state-legal “clean diesels.”

Donlen Recognized by IAOP for 2008, Dramatic Rise in Placement

NORTHBROOK, IL – Donlen Corporation has again been recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals through the organization's annual Global Outsourcing 100 Award.

New York City's Black Cars Must Turn Green

NEW YORK – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has unanimously approved a regulation requiring that, as of Jan. 1, 2009, all black car vehicles coming into service must be capable of achieving a city mileage rating of 25 miles per gallon.

New Chevy Cobalt XFE Delivers 36 MPG on the Highway

DETROIT – The new Chevy Cobalt XFE — for Xtra Fuel Economy — achieves an EPA-estimated mileage rating of 25 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.

FedEx Hybrid Fleet Surpasses 2 Million-Mile Mark

MEMPHIS, TN -- The company is placing an additional 75 hybrid vehicles into service in the United States and Europe.

California State Vehicle Fleet Irks State Legislators

SACRAMENTO, CA – A senate committee confirmed the appointment of the director of the Department of General Services after an hour-long questioning over stalled efforts to “green” the state vehicle fleet.

$1,500 Rebate for Vectrix Riders in California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is offering up to $5,000 in rebates to Californians who purchase alternative-fuel and electric vehicles, under the Fueling Alternatives rebate program.

Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo Set for May 11–14

LAS VEGAS – This Friday May 2 is the last day to register to receive a lower registration rate for the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo, May 11-14, in Las Vegas.

American Electric Power Orders 18 International DuraStar Hybrid Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

Advancements Help Minimize the Environmental Impact of Trucks and Diesel Engines, According to Navistar

WARRENVILLE, IL – As the world becomes more vigilant and active about key environmental issues, many industries have renewed commitments to green initiatives.

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

Monroe County to Roll Out Green Fleet Program

HENRIETTA, NY – Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks’ 2008 State of the County addresses Monroe County's Green Fleet program.

Fast-Food Operator Cooks Up Fuel for Truck Fleet

A Glendale restaurateur has tapped a different supply of energy than corn or hydrogen to fuel his business vehicles.

Moishe’s to Become First Green Moving Company on East Coast

NEW YORK – Moishe’s Moving and Storage Systems are going green. The eco-friendly move makes Moishe’s the first all-green moving company on the East Coast.

Blue Sky Award Finalists Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART, a North American advanced transportation technologies consortium, has announced the finalists competing for its Blue Sky Award 2008. Past winners have included Navistar International, American Honda, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

AmeriFleet Transportation to Announce Systemwide Green Initiative

ALPHARETTA, GA – AmeriFleet, a provider of total logistics solutions and transportation services to the fleet management and corporate fleet industry, will announce a comprehensive system wide green initiative early next month.

NAFA Green Fleet Awards Presented Next Week

SALT LAKE CITY – The NAFA Green Fleet Awards will honor fleet management professionals who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their employer's overall "going green" initiative. The awards will be presented May 5 at the 2008 NAFA Institute & Expo in Salt Lake City.

MillionTreesNYC Announces Toyota as a New Driving Force Behind Campaign to Plant 1 Million Trees by 2017

NEW YORK – Toyota has signed a three-year $1.4 million sponsorship with MillionTreesNYC that will support tree planting, public education, and community outreach activities — all aimed at getting every New Yorker involved in tree planting and stewardship activities.

 

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