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NAFA to Recognize Those Going Green

NAFA Fleet Management Association announces The Green Fleet Awards—an honor for those who have implemented or pioneered innovative and creative programs to help with their company's overall environmental initiative.

Greening the City of Seattle Vehicles

SEATTLE– Mayor Greg Nickels’ has announced that he wants to require all taxi drivers to use cars that get at least 30 miles per gallon by 2013. The city currently has diesel, compressed natural gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, as well as 2,180 that run on gas,

City of Denver Launches Pilot Program

DENVER – Driving Change, a vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) management and reduction pilot program, was just launched at an event led by Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and Driving Change developers, stakeholders, and participants.

Modec won The Work Truck Show 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation. (L-R) Colin Smith, Modec engineering director; Terry Skelhon, Modec sales support engineer; Lord Borwick, Modec cha

Electric Truck Named Most Innovative New Product at The Work Truck Show

COVENTRY, UK - The Modec, a new electric truck that generates zero emissions, was selected by trade media editors at The Work Truck Show 2008 as the most innovative product to debut at the show.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Agenda Announced

SAN DIEGO – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has finalized its agenda for the conference in San Diego, June 8-10.

Emkay Launches goGREEN

ITASCA, IL- EMKAY, Inc., a provider in full-service fleet leasing and management company, announced the launch of their new goGREEN fleet product.

All-Electric BMW Coming to the States in 2012

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW indicated that the United States may be receiving an all-electric BMW by 2012.

Volvo Launches Unique Cooperation for the Development of Plug-In Hybrid Cars in Sweden

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Car Corporation is launching a joint broad-based research venture to develop spearhead technology in the area of plug-in hybrid cars.

Virgin Atlantic to Use Fuel Cell Cars for Shuttling VIPs

NEW YORK --- Virgin Atlantic Airways recently unveiled plans to start using General Motors fuel cell cars as limousines for VIP passengers in the U.S., Reuters reported.

Bacteria Research Leads to New Ethanol Process

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --- University of Maryland research that started with bacteria from the Chesapeake Bay has led to a process that may be able to convert large volumes of all kinds of plant products -- from leftover brewer's mash to paper trash -- into ethanol and other biofuel alternatives to gasoline.

Con-way Freight Boosts Fuel Efficiency

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --- Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation companies, announced it has turned back the speed governors on its 8,400-tractor fleet in a move to improve fuel conservation and reduce carbon emissions.

Cellulosic Ethanol Company Raises Nearly $100M in New Funding

BROOMFIELD, Colo. --- Range Fuels, a company researching the means to bring cellulosic ethanol to market, has raised nearly $100 million in new funding from Khosla Ventures and an undisclosed investor, the Industry Standard reported.

Study: Only 11% of Consumers Willing to Pay Extra for 'Green' Cars

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. --- Although many new-vehicle buyers may want to purchase an environmentally friendly vehicle, only 11 percent are "very willing" to pay more to do so, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Power Auto Offline Media Report--Spring Edition.

Michigan Seeks to Integrate Plug-in Hybrids into Electric Grid

LANSING, Mich. --- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) this week launched a pilot program designed to integrate plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) into Michigan's electric grid.

PHH GreenFleet to Leverage Telematics Data to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation, is bringing the power of telematics to PHH GreenFleet to deliver results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Nissan’s Electric Car to Get Here in 2010

NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan is moving full speed ahead with plans to introduce a pure electric car in 2010 for fleet customers in Japan and the United States.

County Says 'No' to Buying Hybrid

The Scott County, Iowa Board of Supervisors recently voted to purchase a Ford Focus, over a hybrid vehicle, because of the $12,215.97 price tag.

Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Holds Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will host a who’s who of experts on hand Mar. 26-27 in Orange, Calif., for a two-day forum on the rapidly growing marketplace for natural gas.

New Green Cable Truck Developed at Con Edison

NEW YORK CITY – Con Edison’s has developed a more powerful vehicle that pulls 13,000- and 27,000-volt cable more quickly and safely, reducing the time streets are closed for construction work.

Mayor Signs Alternative-Fuel Taxi Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO – Mayor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will enable the purchase of more alternative-fuel taxi cabs for use on San Francisco streets.

Toronto Okays Green Fleet, Green Power

TORONTO – Toronto politicians have unanimously backed measures to make the city fleet more environmentally friendly and to make it easier for residents and businesses to use renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Study: Many Biodiesel Blends Inaccurately Calibrated

FALMOUTH, Mass. --- While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel.

ZAP Launches Sale of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car

SANTA ROSA, CA - ZAP is currently offering plug-in hybrid conversion systems for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape Hybrid through a collaboration agreement with Hybrids Plus.

Energy Conference Underscores Potential of Hydrogen

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- At a major energy conference last week, leading executives of BP and General Motors were among the speakers who highlighted the potential role that hydrogen will play in powering vehicles of the future, CNNMoney.com reported.

 
 

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