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AFVi Registration Now Open

LAS VEGAS - The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) invites you to start the process of checking out the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008, and then sign up to attend. The conference is scheduled on May 11-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garbage Pickups Going Green

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - From energy-efficient light bulbs to houses using solar power; more companies are “going green” these days. Garbage companies are not about to be left behind.

Latest ‘Lean and Green’ Vehicles at Upcoming Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA – Unlike any other event, the Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference assembles government policy makers, major heavy-duty vehicle and engine manufacturers, fuel providers, fleet owners and their customers to discuss and show real-world solutions to these challenges.

California's Long Beach Harbor Board Passes Diesel Truck Plan

LONG BEACH, Calif. --- The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Friday, Feb. 15, approved a plan to cut truck-related diesel pollution.

Biodiesel Industry Stepped Up Lobbying in 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Last year, the National Biodiesel Board spent about $1.2 million to lobby Congress on biodiesel fuel issues and legislation.

Peterbilt Medium-Duty Hybrids Qualify for Hefty Tax Credits

DENTON, Texas --- Peterbilt’s medium-duty hybrid vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government.

AFVi Offers New Fleet Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering a “How to Choose Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Right for Your Fleet” seminar March 4-5 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, Calif.

Target Purchases a Fleet of Segway PTs

MINNEAPOLIS - Segway Inc. announced that Target has purchased a fleet of Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) making Target one of Segway's largest customers.

Hybrid SUV Fleet to Premiere at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The red-carpet arrivals at the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will be transformed with advanced technology vehicles from GMC and Chevrolet.

ACEEE Announces ‘Greenest’ and ‘Meanest’ Vehicles

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy recently named the Honda Civic GX the “Greenest” car of 2008, while the Volkswagen Touareg was named the “Meanest.”

Federal Court Upholds Clean Fleet Rules in Southern California

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. --- A federal judge has signed an agreement ending more than seven years of litigation that will allow the South Coast Air Quality Management District to continue enforcing its clean fleet rules.

Green West to Bring Together Green Products and Services

LOS ANGELES – Green Media Enterprises (GME) has released an initial speakers list for the upcoming Green West show scheduled for May 20–May 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

GM Fuel Cell, GMC Hybrid SUV Will Be at Oscars

LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet’s Fuel Cell Equinox and GMC’s Yukon Hybrid are set to transport Hollywood stars to the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

LeasePlan Reports 2007 Financial Results

ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS – During 2007, LeasePlan had a significant increase in both turnover and profit. The net result improved to EUR 255.4 million being an increase of 21.2 percent compared to the previous year.

Mahindra to Make Pickup in Ohio in 2009

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India's biggest maker of sport-utility vehicles and tractors, plans to assemble a new diesel-powered pickup in Ohio next year.

Kenworth Hybrids Qualify for Tax Incentives

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty hybrid vehicles in the U.S. are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000.

Minnesota State Agencies Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state agencies more than doubled their use of E-85 last year, purchasing 412,500 gallons of E-85 from retailers, nearly a 250 percent increase over the 165,500 gallons purchased in 2006.

PG&E Co. Plans to Test Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will buy and test two plug-in hybrids, from Raser Technologies Inc., designed to achieve more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving, with little to no greenhouse gas emissions

AFVi Offers ‘NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?’ Seminar

ORANGE, CA – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is offering an “NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?” seminar on Mar. 26–27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim in Orange, California.

Council May Purchase Hybrid SUV for ‘Green Fleet’

ATHENS, OHIO – Athens might purchase a hybrid SUV to replace the Athens Police Department’s unmarked vehicle.

Some Kenworth Hybrid Models Qualify for IRS Tax Incentives

KIRKLAND, WA – Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty hybrid vehicles in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government.

Wal-Mart Adds LNG-Fueled Trucks to Calif. Fleet

BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has joined forces with Westport Innovations to introduce four liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Peterbilt 386 trucks into the Wal-Mart truck fleet based at the company distribution center.

Green West Brings Green Products & Services

LOS ANGELES – Green Media Enterprises (GME) has released an initial speakers list for the upcoming Green West show scheduled for May 20–May 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Florida Utility Earns Biodiesel Industry Award

ORLANDO, FL – Florida Power & Light (FPL) took home top honors at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, held in Orlando, Fla.

Senator Lugar Visits Enerl

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, a proponent of reducing foreign oil dependence for ensuring national security, recently visited Indianapolis-based EnerDel, a developer of alternative energy systems for automotive transportation. EnerDel is a subsidiary of Ener1, Inc.

 
 

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