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Lexus to Debut Prius Spinoff at Detroit Auto Show

TORRANCE, CA – Lexus will launch a small Prius-based hybrid hatch at next January’s Detroit motorshow, Autocar has learned from sources in Japan.

Hyundai to Introduce Hybrid Sonata

ANN ARBOR, MI --- Hyundai Motor Co. expects to introduce its first hybrid in the U.S. market as early as 2010, according to a report from Reuters.

Ford Fuel Cell Fleet Exceeds Performance Expectations; Test Program Extended

DEARBORN, MI – Ford's 30-unit fuel cell fleet has exceeded expectations of the it hydrogen research engineers and earned accolades for durability, reliability, and capability.

Penske and City Harvest Team Up for First-Ever "Green" Refrigerated Truck Fleet

NEW YORK – City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization, is the first Penske customer to commit to operate a fleet of state-of-the-art hybrid trucks.

Hybrid Trucks the Focus of HTUF Conference

More than 30 “green” trucks and buses take center stage in South Bend, Ind. at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum national conference Oct. 14-16.

Nonprofit Aims to Help Towns Make Switch to Biodiesel

PORTSMOUTH, NH – New Hampshire has created Green Start, a new statewide nonprofit organization based in Portsmouth that is working to make biodiesel for vehicles so commonplace in New Hampshire that it will be found at the local gas station.

CHEP Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

ORLANDO, FL – CHEP, the global provider of pallet and container pooling services leasing, has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Frostburg State University Adds Hybrids to Vehicle Fleet

FROSTBURG, MD – Frostburg State University's vehicle’s fleet now includes five hybrids to replace less-efficient vehicles.

Growing Camelina Could Bring $80 Million to Colorado's Economy

GOLDEN, CO – In a step toward U.S. energy independence, Blue Sun Biodiesel has earned an ACRE grant from the state of Colorado to commercialize a non-food energy crop, camelina, for use in biodiesel.

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New Kenworth T800 LNG Trucks Help Drayage Fleet With Clean Air Efforts in Los Angeles, Long Beach

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA – Vic La Rosa, president of Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage, warehouse and transportation company in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is helping bring cleaner air to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and surrounding areas that the fleet serves.

AFLA Conference 3 Weeks Away, Hotel Reservations Needed Friday

PHOENIX – Register now for AFLA's 2008 Conference, "Roadmap to the Future," set for Sept. 10-12. Deadline for hotel reservations has been extended to this Friday, August 22.

Clean Energy Fuels Acquires Texas Landfill Gas Plant to Produce Renewable Gas

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has acquired Dallas Clean Energy LLC, which owns the third largest landfill gas operation in the U.S. Debuts New Miles Per Gallon Search Feature

RICHMOND, VA – CarMax, Inc. has announced the launch of a new feature that allows customers to search for vehicles based on their fuel-efficiency preferences. Offers New True Mileage Index

CHICAGO – has compiled a True Mileage Index to rank automakers by fuel economy.

Azure Dynamics Signs New Sales & Service Agreements with Ford

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed sales and service agreements with two additional Ford dealerships in Texas and California.

Automakers Introduce 'EcoDriving' National Fuel Use/CO2 Reduction Program

DENVER – Automakers have announced EcoDriving, a comprehensive nationwide effort to save consumers money at the gas pump, reduce fuel use, and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Honda Expects New Hybrid Set to Launch in April Will Be High-Volume Seller

TRAVERSE CITY, MI --- Though Honda Motor Co. hasn't yet revealed the name or pricing of its hybrid vehicle set to launch globally on April 22, the company said the car's sales will eventually reach more than 100,000 a year in North America and 200,000 globally, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Mercedes & VW Clean Diesels Get Tax Credit

MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz new line of Bluetec vehicles will join Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI as clean-diesel vehicles that qualify for the IRS’ alternative-powertrain tax credit.

Exhaust Heat to Help With Gas Mileage? GM and BMW Think So

DETROIT - In a quest to find a useful outlet for exhaust heat that otherwise goes wasted, BMW and GM are testing methods and devices that could convert excess heat from a car’s motor into electricity, and in turn reduce gas mileage to boot.

Johnson Controls-Saft Awarded $8.2 Million to Develop Lithium-Ion Batteries

MILWAUKEE, WI --- The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded Johnson Controls-Saft a $8.2 million contract to develop lithium-ion battery systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Invests in Natural Gas Vehicle Launch

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has joined an investment group to help launch a new natural gas vehicle made in the United States for taxi and paratransit use.

Volkswagen Group of America Participates in National Hydrogen Road Tour

HERNDON, VA – Volkswagen's Hydrogen Fuel Cell concept vehicle, the HyMotion Tiguan, will travel from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles over the next 13 days.

Survey: Fleet Managers are Going Green

A survey conducted in the U.K. by Hitachi Capital revealed that fleet managers are starting to think seriously about environmental issues.

Shaw Plant Uses Biodiesel From Cooking Oil

DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Plant 65 in Andalusia, Ala., has announced a facility-wide initiative to collect and use local cooking oil as a source of biodiesel.

City of Grayslake to Begin Using Low-Emissions Fuel for Public Works Vehicles

GRAYSLAKE, IL – Biodiesel fuel will now be used by Grayslake Public Works Department vehicles.



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