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Mercedes-Benz Sets Sights on Smart Car Test Fleet

NEW YORK --- Mercedes-Benz announced plans to have a demonstration fleet of small electric vehicles on the road in two to three years, USA Today reported.

Natural Gas Vehicle Conference Set for March 26-27 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. --- Fleet managers weighing their alternative-fuel options can learn more about natural gas vehicles at a conference titled, "NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?," scheduled for March 26-27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County.

L.A. Harbor's Clean Truck Plan Shifts Costs to Shippers

WILMINGTON, Calif. --- The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on March 20 approved a plan requiring shipping companies to buy and maintain their own modern truck fleets and employ their own drivers.

School District in N.H. Switches Buses to Biodiesel

HOLLIS, N.H. --- The Hollis/Brookline School District has received a $162,850 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retrofit 25 buses to run on biodiesel and operate with pollution-control equipment.

Biofuels Summit Set for June in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- This year's BIO International Convention will include "A Leadership Summit on Biofuels and Cleantech" on Monday, June 16, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Emkay Launches goGREEN Fleet Environmentally Conscious Fleet Management Program

ITASCA, IL – EMKAY, Inc., a nationwide full-service fleet leasing and management company, has launched their new goGREEN fleet product.

Abbott and Owens Corning Share Best Practices on Building a Greener Fleet Program

TORONTO – In an Webinar, PHH Arval presents: “Building a Greener Fleet Program That Is Safe, Affordable, and Keeps Drivers Happy,” on Tues., Apr. 22, 2008 from 1 – 3 p.m. Eastern.

NAFA to Recognize Those Going Green

PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA has established the Green Fleet Awards. This award recognizes outstanding achievement to reduce energy consumption, vehicle emissions, and increase overall fleet efficiency.

Biodiesel Awards Recognize Diverse Cross Section of Biodiesel Champions

ORLANDO, FL – A Florida utility took home honors from the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, in Orlando, Fla.

NAFA to Recognize Those Going Green

NAFA Fleet Management Association announces The Green Fleet Awards—an honor for those who have implemented or pioneered innovative and creative programs to help with their company's overall environmental initiative.

Greening the City of Seattle Vehicles

SEATTLE– Mayor Greg Nickels’ has announced that he wants to require all taxi drivers to use cars that get at least 30 miles per gallon by 2013. The city currently has diesel, compressed natural gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, as well as 2,180 that run on gas,

City of Denver Launches Pilot Program

DENVER – Driving Change, a vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) management and reduction pilot program, was just launched at an event led by Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and Driving Change developers, stakeholders, and participants.

Modec won The Work Truck Show 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation. (L-R) Colin Smith, Modec engineering director; Terry Skelhon, Modec sales support engineer; Lord Borwick, Modec cha

Electric Truck Named Most Innovative New Product at The Work Truck Show

COVENTRY, UK - The Modec, a new electric truck that generates zero emissions, was selected by trade media editors at The Work Truck Show 2008 as the most innovative product to debut at the show.

Government Fleet Expo & Conference Agenda Announced

SAN DIEGO – The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has finalized its agenda for the conference in San Diego, June 8-10.

Emkay Launches goGREEN

ITASCA, IL- EMKAY, Inc., a provider in full-service fleet leasing and management company, announced the launch of their new goGREEN fleet product.

All-Electric BMW Coming to the States in 2012

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW indicated that the United States may be receiving an all-electric BMW by 2012.

Volvo Launches Unique Cooperation for the Development of Plug-In Hybrid Cars in Sweden

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Car Corporation is launching a joint broad-based research venture to develop spearhead technology in the area of plug-in hybrid cars.

Virgin Atlantic to Use Fuel Cell Cars for Shuttling VIPs

NEW YORK --- Virgin Atlantic Airways recently unveiled plans to start using General Motors fuel cell cars as limousines for VIP passengers in the U.S., Reuters reported.

Bacteria Research Leads to New Ethanol Process

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --- University of Maryland research that started with bacteria from the Chesapeake Bay has led to a process that may be able to convert large volumes of all kinds of plant products -- from leftover brewer's mash to paper trash -- into ethanol and other biofuel alternatives to gasoline.

Con-way Freight Boosts Fuel Efficiency

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --- Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation companies, announced it has turned back the speed governors on its 8,400-tractor fleet in a move to improve fuel conservation and reduce carbon emissions.

Cellulosic Ethanol Company Raises Nearly $100M in New Funding

BROOMFIELD, Colo. --- Range Fuels, a company researching the means to bring cellulosic ethanol to market, has raised nearly $100 million in new funding from Khosla Ventures and an undisclosed investor, the Industry Standard reported.

Study: Only 11% of Consumers Willing to Pay Extra for 'Green' Cars

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. --- Although many new-vehicle buyers may want to purchase an environmentally friendly vehicle, only 11 percent are "very willing" to pay more to do so, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Power Auto Offline Media Report--Spring Edition.

Michigan Seeks to Integrate Plug-in Hybrids into Electric Grid

LANSING, Mich. --- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) this week launched a pilot program designed to integrate plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) into Michigan's electric grid.

PHH GreenFleet to Leverage Telematics Data to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation, is bringing the power of telematics to PHH GreenFleet to deliver results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Nissan’s Electric Car to Get Here in 2010

NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan is moving full speed ahead with plans to introduce a pure electric car in 2010 for fleet customers in Japan and the United States.



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