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Blue Sky Award Finalists Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART, a North American advanced transportation technologies consortium, has announced the finalists competing for its Blue Sky Award 2008. Past winners have included Navistar International, American Honda, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

AmeriFleet Transportation to Announce Systemwide Green Initiative

ALPHARETTA, GA – AmeriFleet, a provider of total logistics solutions and transportation services to the fleet management and corporate fleet industry, will announce a comprehensive system wide green initiative early next month.

NAFA Green Fleet Awards Presented Next Week

SALT LAKE CITY – The NAFA Green Fleet Awards will honor fleet management professionals who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their employer's overall "going green" initiative. The awards will be presented May 5 at the 2008 NAFA Institute & Expo in Salt Lake City.

MillionTreesNYC Announces Toyota as a New Driving Force Behind Campaign to Plant 1 Million Trees by 2017

NEW YORK – Toyota has signed a three-year $1.4 million sponsorship with MillionTreesNYC that will support tree planting, public education, and community outreach activities — all aimed at getting every New Yorker involved in tree planting and stewardship activities.

NAFA Fleet Management Association Meets with EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFA representatives met with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) April 16 to provide fleet perspectives on EPA's pending regulation for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases.

Cars.com Launches New Green/Hybrid Buying Guide

CHICAGO – Cars.com has launched a new Green/Hybrid Buying Guide to help educate consumers about the types of hybrid and alternative-fuel cars on the market. The new guide offers the latest news and up-to-date videos on alternative-fuels and hybrid technologies.

Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Offered with Four-Cylinder/Six-Speed Automatic Powertrain

DETROIT – Chevrolet's award-winning 2008 Malibu offers an expanded range of customer choices this spring, with an efficient four-cylinder/six-speed automatic combination offered on LTZ models. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Enterprise Fleet Management Announces Green Platform for Medium-Size Fleets

ST. LOUIS – Enterprise Fleet Management, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has launched an aggressive set of environmental initiatives to help its customers reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. The goal is to help businesses with medium-size fleets better manage vehicle emissions.

Members of Mike Albert's Mission-Vision-Values Team and Employee Council take time out of their day on Fri., Apr. 18 to help plant trees in Laurel Park, located in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood.

Mike Albert Goes Green with New Camry Hybrids and Gift of 50 Trees

CINCINNATI – Mike Albert's area managers recently traded in their company vehicles for new 2009 Camry Hybrids. Glenn Fardy, general manager of Leasing/Sales, said the reason for changing over to Camry Hybrids was two-fold.

PHH Arval Goes Online With Vehicle Order Acknowledgements

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval has taken a fleet management function that was formerly paper-laden and transformed it into a more efficient and environmentally-friendly electronic version. Now, vehicle order acknowledgements are available to fleet managers via the company's Internet-based information management system, PHH InterActive.

Enterprise Pledges $1 Million Match of Customer Carbon Offset Purchases

The auto rental company's goal is to help businesses with medium-size fleets better manage vehicle emissions.

NYC Parks Fleet Gets Greener With Nine New Electric Cars

NEW YORK – The City Department of Parks and Recreation added nine new electric cars to the Astoria Park fleet.

California Wants New and Improved Hydrogen Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA – California is seeking experienced and qualified teams to compete for part of $7.7 million aimed at helping construct and improve hydrogen-fueling stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

Athens' City Council Deliberates How to Make City Fleet More Green

ATHENS, OHIO – A discussion on how to “green up” the city of Athens — starting with its vehicle fleet — may lead to a new policy determining what vehicles the city purchases and how that is done.

Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show Drives Through California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Over three days and more than 400 miles, the Propane Alternative Fuel Road Show visited three California cities this week, providing attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand new propane engine fuel technologies now available.

EPA Announces Availability of Diesel Retrofit Grants

WASHINGTON – EPA has announced the availability of almost $50 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engine.

ZAP Electric Car Has Sold More Than 700 Xebra Electric Pickups and Sedans

MIAMI, FL – Electric car interest is picking up as gas prices push toward record highs. ZAP has delivered more than 700 of its Xebra electric city-cars and trucks.

Penske Went Green to Aid NBC’s “Today Show” Lend a Hand Series

READING, PA – Penske Truck Rental partnered with International Truck and Engine Corporation and Eaton Corporation to utilize state-of-the-art hybrid commercial rental trucks as part of the annual NBC “Today Show” Lend a Hand series, which was held Apr. 14-18.

Buick Lucerne Joins GM FlexFuel Lineup for 2009

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 2009 Buick Lucerne sedan will join General Motors' industry-leading lineup of flex-fuel vehicles that can run on either ordinary gasoline or E-85, or any combination of the two, according to GM Vice President of Environment, Energy, and Safety Policy Beth Lowery.

Emkay Becomes First Fleet Management Company to Be Carbon Negative

ITASCA, IL – Emkay, Inc. has announced that it is carbon negative. The impact Emkay has on the environment through its daily energy usage and transportation will be offset through national programs that develop verifiable reforestation and carbon offsetting.

EPA Recognizes Toyota with 2008 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award

ERLANGER, KY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA), with a 2008 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency.

Phoenix Motorcars Exhibits at Low Carbon Fuels 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – Phoenix Motorcars, a California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, recently participated at the Low Carbon Fuels 2008, a two-day event in Sacramento featuring the latest in alternative fuel technologies. Phoenix

BMW Unveils New Lightweight Hydrogen Concept Vehicle

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW has unveiled a new concept vehicle that can run solely on lightweight hydrogen.

Chrysler Plans Dodge Ram Hybrid for 2010

DETROIT – Chrysler LLC product development chief has announced plans to roll out a hybrid version of its Dodge Ram pickup truck in 2010 that is similar to two SUVs it is launching this year, according to Reuters.

Clean Energy and NGVAmerica Urge Alt-Fuel Tax Credits Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both Clean Energy Corp. and NGVAmerica are urging House and Senate conferees on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) to extend the existing alternative-fuel excise tax and infrastructure income tax credits.

 

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