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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

Team One Puts the H in Hybrid for Lexus

LOS ANGELES – Team One Los Angeles recently finished a campaign for Lexus Hybrids that examines what the world would be like without the letter “h.”

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.

IRS Lists Tax Breaks for 2007 Hybrid Purchases

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Here are the tax credits issued for hybrids purchased in 2007, according to the IRS.

US Air Conditioning Switches to Natural Gas for its Delivery Fleet

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – US Air Conditioning has started switching its delivery fleet from gasoline and diesel to natural gas.

Natural Gas and Hybrid Vehicles Still Stars

WASHINGTON – With the auto world focused on fuel efficiency in the face of $100-per-barrel oil, new fuel economy requirements, and concern about climate change, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today named the year's "Greenest" and "Meanest" vehicles.

Con Edison Introduces 'Green' Cable Truck

Veteran employee Anthony F. Prettitore recognized the need to develop a new environmentally-friendly vehicle that would reduce the time city streets are closed during repair work.

Grant Writing Seminar Offered at Expo & Conference

SAN DIEGO – Those attending the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., Jun. 8-10, can attend the “Secrets to Writing a Successful Grant Proposal,” grant writing seminar.

Greenwich Sets Green Goals

GREENWICH, CT – The town of Greenwich has set a goal to replace the vehicles in its municipal fleet with hybrids and other environmentally-friendly models when old models are in need of replacement.

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.

 

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