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The City of Boise, Idaho, plans to add six battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to its fleet and invest in additional charging stations throughout the city.

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Lead-Carbon Battery Enhances Fuel Efficiency

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will show a modified Ford Focus and Kia Optima that utilize an advanced 48-volt lead-carbon battery to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 15-20% before 2021.

Cable Provider Joins Clean Cities to Improve Efficiency

To further reduce its petroleum use and increase efficiency within its fleet of 20,000 services trucks and vehicles, Time Warner Cable has joined the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleet Partnership.

Ford Launches Production of New 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine in Germany

COLOGNE, GERMANY – Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally on Nov. 9 launched volume production of Ford’s smallest gasoline engine – a 1.0-liter, turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost engine that will debut in Europe in early 2012 and ultimately be available worldwide.

Ford Selects Supplier for Electric Focus Batteries

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. has chosen Compact Power Inc., a subsidiary of Korean battery maker LG Chem, to supply lithium-ion battery packs for an electrified version of the Ford Focus, the Associated Press reported.

Altech-Eco Draws EPA Certification for CNG System

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corp. in North Carolina said it has obtained a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for its dedicated 2010 Ford Focus compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system.

Ford to Test EVs in Germany

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. will launch a two-year test program of electric-powered Focus cars and Transit Connect vans in Germany this week, Bloomberg reported.