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Audi Preparing Electric City Car

INGOLSTADT, GERMANY – Audi engineers and designers have been given the green light to produce a super-efficient small car that replaces the discontinued, slow-selling A2 city car.

ConocoPhillips and CleanFUEL USA Launch Program to Increase Propane Fueling Sites

GEORGETOWN, TX – CleanFUEL USA and ConocoPhillips have signed a three-year agreement to advance propane infrastructure for the U.S. transportation fuel industry.

Telogis Enhances OnTrack Fleet Management System with Satellite Imagery, Advanced Maintenance, and Fuel-Efficiency Module

IRVINE, CA – The new OnTrack 6.1 provides real-time access to onboard diagnostics of individual vehicles, giving fleet managers immediate access to mpg data, fuel tank levels, and other data that support company fuel efficiency initiatives.

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

<i>Green Car Journal</i> Announces Top 5 ‘Green’ Vehicles for 2009

The winner will be selected by a jury and announced in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Baytech Obtains 2009-MY CNG Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle and Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA– Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 2009-MY General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse medium-and heavy-duty vehicles with 6.0L engines.

State of Missouri DOT Receives 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has received the 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award from American Honda Motors and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

County of Sonoma Acquires Latest Generation of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Technology

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Fleet Manager Dave Head said that the County of Sonoma has converted a 2008 Toyota Hybrid Prius to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Green Products to Be Recognized at the Work Truck Show 2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In an effort to recognize companies that develop innovative products and technology that improve work truck fuel utilization, the National Truck Equipment Association has created The Work Truck Show Green Award.

<i>Green Car Journal</i> Announces Top 5 'Green' Vehicles for 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA – The winner of Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car of the Year will be unveiled at a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 20. The finalists are currently featured on

Mazda Vehicles Earn SmartWay Certified Rating from EPA

IRVINE, CA – Giving environmental scores for cars and trucks based on emission levels and fuel economy values, the U.S. EPA's Green Vehicle Guide designated six Mazda models as SmartWay vehicles.


Subaru to Unveil Forester XTI Concept at SEMA

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Subaru of America, Inc. will unveil the Forester XTI Concept to the public at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-6.

Europe's First Car & Van Rental Industry Show to Launch in September 2009

HANNOVER, GERMANY – The Expo, launched by UKIP Media & Events Ltd., held in Hannover, Germany, will showcase key technologies, services, and strategies vital for the daily operations of rental companies.

ADTS' Moser Addresses "Safe Driving for Green Initiatives" at NAFA Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Moser's presentation, "Safe Driving for Green Initiatives," will focus on driving techniques and behaviors that keep business drivers safer behind the wheel and reduce gas consumption.

Calling All Top Truck Fleets

TORRANCE, CA – The deadline for updating truck fleet information has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 6. Log on now to make sure your information is accurate!

Renew Energy Subsidiary Finds Feedstock Supplier for Biodiesel Plant

TAMPA, FL --- Renew Energy Resources Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Legacy Oil Florida, has executed a long-term feedstock supply agreement with EnerSight Fuels Inc.

Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide Maximizes Fuel Efficiency

DEARBORN, MI --- Pushing a vehicle to the limit takes on a new meaning in the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, thanks to Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide -- an instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help drivers maximum fuel efficiency.

Major Ethanol Producer Files for Bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, DE --- VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest ethanol producer in the United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection, the L.A. Times reported.

2010 Ford Fusion to be Flexible Fuel

DEARBORN, MI -- The Ford Fusion will be E-85 compatible in 2010, equipped with a flex-fuel engine on the mid-level model.

Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids Maximize Fuel Efficiency with New SmartGauge with EcoGuide

DEARBORN, MI – Ford's new SmartGauge with EcoGuide provides real-time information to maximize fuel efficiency for the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids.

<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.

UPS First in Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

UPS’s order of seven HHV vehicles adds to its green fleet. Already road-tested, the first vehicles will be deployed during the first quarter of 2009.

New Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Black Cars in New York

New black cars that enter service beginning Jan. 1 must carry a fuel economy rating of at least 25 miles a gallon and goes up to 30 mpg a year later. The only problem is that no new full-size sedan comes close to 25 mpg.

Police Department Looks for Hybrid-Electric Police Cars, Settles on High-MPG Gas-Powered Cars

City buys three new 2008 Impala police cars for $16,500 each, using fleet maintenance funds in the 2008 budget. The vehicles get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

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.



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