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World Car of Year Announces Finalists

NEW YORK – The World Car of the Year Awards program recently announced the top 10 finalists for three of its awards, which will be presented at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

Mercedes- Benz to Unveil its Vision GLK BLUETEC Hybrid at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Mercedes-Benz is adding the Vision GLK BLUETEC Hybrid to the line-up, which combines the new BLUETEC four-cylinder diesel engine generation with a hybrid module.

2008 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics X5 Concept Revealed at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Geneva Motor Show will mark the world premiere of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics.

State Farm Commended for its Green Fleet

BLOOMINGTON, IL – State Farm Insurance Co. is focused on being “more green.” The Bloomington-based insurance company has attracted national attention for its fleet of thousands of eco-friendly vehicles

National AFVi Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) hosts the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Las Vegas, May 11-14.

IRS Lists Tax Breaks for 2007 Hybrid Purchases

WASHINGTON – Listed are the tax credits issued for hybrids purchased in 2007.

VeraSun Energy and Kroger Expand VE85 Availability to Texas

BROOKINGS, SD – VeraSun Energy Corp. has opened 20 VE85 fueling locations at existing E-85 Kroger convenience stores in Texas.

AABC to Be Held May 14–16

TAMPA, FL – The full agenda for the 8th International Advanced Automotive Battery and Ultracapacitor Conference (AABC-08), May 14 to 16 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida is now online

State Says Many Drivers Change Oil Too Often

"The 3,000-Mile Myth" campaign is urging California drivers to put off that oil change for a couple of thousand miles or more.

Kenworth to Host Hybrid Truck Session

The truck company will offer information on its new medium duty trucks and participate in a hybrid truck ride-and-drive event during The Work Truck Show Feb. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Ford of Europe’s Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect Coming to North America in 2009

Ford of Europe’s Transit Connect brand “drives like a car, works like a van and is engineered to be as tough as a truck.”

NYC Mayor: Car Services Should Go Green

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed new fuel-efficient rules for the thousands of black cars used by car services.

National AFVi Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) announce keynote speakers at the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Las Vegas on May 11-14.

City of Sonoma OK on Greenhouse Gas Plan

SONOMA, CA – The City of Sonoma has set its greenhouse gas emissions goals, including a 37-percent GHG reduction over year-2000 levels by 2010. In that baseline year, the City of Sonoma’s municipal activities produced 659 tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gasses.

Jefferson County Acquires First Electric Car

PORT ANGELES, WA – Jefferson County has acquired its first electric car. The acquisition is intended to help cut emissions and save money on gasoline.

Utility to Re-Examine Policy on Cars, Perks

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s policy to provide take-home vehicles to 117 managers and supervisors is under scrutiny.

UNC Honored for Reduced Fuel Use

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The University of North Carolina in Charlotte received the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition’s annual Clean Cities award for its fuel-reduction program and its move toward alternative-fuel vehicles.

Hybrid Cars Help Ocean County Go Green

OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. – Ocean County government is considering incorporating more hybrids into its fleet.

Azure Dynamics Wins Hybrid-Electric Supply Deal

OAK PARK, MI - Hybrid-electric and electric vehicle powertrain developer Azure Dynamics Corp. announced it has signed a supply agreement with an Indiana company that manufactures commercial step vans and shuttle buses.

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.

AFVi Hosts Las Vegas Conference & Expo 2008 on May 11-14

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) continues hosting an environmentally friendly conference in Las Vegas, Nev., May 11-14. The 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2008 features environmentally friendly, alternative-fuel vehicles and technologies in an eco-friendly environment.

Natural Gas Vehicles Forum Set for March 26-27 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. --- The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute will hold a forum March 26-27 on the future of natural gas vehicles. The event site will be the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County.

Florida's Lee County Considers Biodiesel Project

FORT MYERS, Fla. --- Lee County officials are considering a plan to convert vegetable oil waste from local restaurants into biodiesel that can fuel the county's waste-management vehicles.

Utility Launches Pilot to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Technology

SEATTLE --- Austin Energy announced that the public utility will conduct a pilot to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

BMW to Roll Out X5 Diesel Hybrid at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA – BMW will unveil its new diesel-hybrid-powered, seven-seat X5 Vision concept at the upcoming Geneva motor show

 
 

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