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City of Chattanooga Adds Toyota Priuses to Fleet

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The latest additions of the Toyota Prius to the City of Chattanooga’s fleet were assigned to police service technicians working in the downtown area.

Broome County Tests 100 Percent Electric Car

BINGHAMTON, NY – Broome County officials are exploring the use of zero emission, 100 percent electric cars. The County has been researching alternative vehicles to reduce expenses and improve its fleet operations.

Oklahoma State University to Buy 10 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University (OSU) is scheduled to purchase 10 alternative-fuel sedans for the school’s motor pool.

Navistar Expands Hybrid Truck Line with New International DuraStar Hybrid Tractor

SOUTH BEND, IN – At the Hybrid Truck Users Forum in South Bend, Ind., Navistar unveiled an additional hybrid truck configuration — the International DuraStar Hybrid tractor.

Top Truck Fleet Listing Updates

TORRANCE, CA – Automotive Fleet is updating its listing of the Top Truck Fleets in the U.S. Deadline for Top Truck fleet updates is Monday, November 3.

GE Fleet Services' New Fuel Card Option Provides More Cost Control and Driver Productivity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has developed a product controls fuel card that enables drivers to purchase oil, car washes, and coolant and wiper fluid, in addition to fuel.

Witt Appointed Director of Engineering for E.J. Ward, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO – E.J. Ward, Inc. has appointed Paul A. Witt to director of engineering, reporting directly to Troy Goldhammer, chief operating officer.

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UPS First in Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA – UPS announced its first purchases of a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits.

U.S. Bank Voyager Tests Biodegradable Plastic Cards

MINNEAPOLIS – Starting this month, U.S. Bank is offering a biodegradable PVC (bioPVC) card to Voyager commercial fleet card customers.

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BMW Tests Fleet of All-Electric Minis in the U.S.

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW has launched a test of some 500 all-electric Mini Coopers in three US states that will be available to select private and corporate customers in California, New York and New Jersey.

Plans for Iowa Biodiesel Plant Scrapped

DAKOTA CITY, IA --- Plans to build a biodiesel plant near Hardy, Iowa, have been scrapped because of rising costs for construction and raw materials, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Aspen, Durango Hybrids Draw Impressive Fuel Economy Ratings

AUBURN HILLS, MI --- Official EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid and Dodge Durango Hybrid are 20 city and 22 highway, achieving best-in-class fuel economy ratings for a full-size 4x4 SUV.

CNG Firm Adds Fueling Stations Near Airports in Atlanta and Oklahoma City

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will own, operate and supply fuel for new compressed natural gas (CNG) public-access stations to support airport operations in Atlanta and Oklahoma City, the company announced.

<i>Business Driver</i> Coming Soon

TORRANCE, CA – Business Driver, Bobit Business Media's annual publication dedicated to car and light truck fleet drivers, will soon be available online.

Emkay's goGREEN Program Becomes U.S. EPA SmartWay Program Affiliate

ITASCA, IL – As an affiliate, Emkay will educate and consult with customers on the benefits of SmartWay-Certified vehicles to reduce CO2 from fleet.

Electric Vehicle Company RTEV Announces New President

ATLANTA – Ruff and Tuff Electric Vehicles has announced the hiring of Jeff Boyd to the position of president of the Wheego Street Division.

GE Helps Commercialize Electric Car with Sixth Investment in Battery Manufacturer A123Systems

NISKAYUNA, NY – GE invested $30 million in A123's $102 million Series E financing, making it the battery manufacturer's largest single cash investor at nine percent ownership.

Baytech First to Certify 2009-MY CNG Pickups and Vans

LOS ALTOS, CA – Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for its dedicated compressed natural gas 2009 GM full-size pickups and vans.

BMW Offers All-Electric MINI to US Drivers

By leasing the MINI E to US customers for one year, BMW can review performance of its new vehicle.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Wants to Add New Car to Fleet

HICKORY, NC – The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is going green. Sheriff David Huffman is taking a close look at two models of electric cars for his deputies to use while patrolling at Catawba Valley Community College East

Carbon Motors Kicks Off 2008 Pure Justice Tour Across U.S. Cities

CHICAGO – Carbon Motors Corporation will unveil the Carbon ‘E7,’ the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, during the “2008 Pure Justice Tour” of nine U.S. cities starting in Chicago.

Grant Will Allow City Vehicles to Burn E-85

GOODYEAR, AZ – Goodyear’s vehicle fleet can finally go green. The city is looking to buy a special pump and storage tank to fill up its flex-fuel vehicles after receiving a $91,000 grant.

More Minnesota State Vehicles Filling Up With E-85 Fuel

SAINT PAUL, MN – More Minnesota state employees are heeding Governor Pawlenty’s call to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and use cleaner-burning alternative fuels like E-85 in state vehicles whenever possible.

NY Medium-Duty Restaurant Delivery Trucks Goes Fumeless

NEW YORK – Down East Seafood's owner, Edward Taylor, says his first all-electric, emissions-free medium-duty delivery truck emits no fumes.

DUECO, Inc. Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Digger Derrick

MILWAUKEE – DUECO Inc., in conjunction with Odyne Corp., has unveiled a plug-in hybrid electric digger derrick to dig holes and set electric poles by utility companies.

 

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