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March 19, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Conference, GFX

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.

Tags: Biofuels

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Holds Forum

LAS VEGAS – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) will host a who’s who of experts on hand Mar. 26-27 in Orange, Calif., for a two-day forum on the rapidly growing marketplace for natural gas.

Tags: Forum, Natural Gas Vehicles

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Green, Con Edison, Cable Truck

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Toronto Okays Green Fleet, Green Power

TORONTO – Toronto politicians have unanimously backed measures to make the city fleet more environmentally friendly and to make it easier for residents and businesses to use renewable energy like solar and wind power.

Tags: Emissions, Green Fleets

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Many Biodiesel Blends Inaccurately Calibrated

FALMOUTH, Mass. --- While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel.

Tags: Biodiesel

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

State Fleets Are Sidestepping Ethanol Use

WASHINGTON - The state of New Jersey owns more than 2,200 cars and light trucks that run on E-85, a cleaner-burning fuel mix of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Tags: Ethanol, Flex-Fuel Vehicles

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

City Unveils Plan to Expand its ‘Green Fleet’

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA – From Smart Cars to hybrids to biodiesel fuel, the City of London is looking to reduce its carbon footprint through the expansion of its green fleet vehicles.

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Adams Electric Will Own Plug-In Hybrid Utility

GETTYSBURG, PA – Adams Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Gettysburg, Pa., says it will be the first utility in the United States to own and operate a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) bucket truck.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Bucket Trucks

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Coke to Buy Green Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Coke’s largest bottler, has agreed to buy 120 trucks this year using a diesel-electric hybrid system developed by Eaton Corp.

Tags: Eaton, Coca-Cola, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Canada Helps Expand Global Green Fleet

MISSISSAUGA, ON – UPS Canada will be rolling out 139 additional cleaner-burning, propane delivery trucks. The majority of these vehicles will be deployed in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta, and the rest distributed between British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton’s Largest Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Order

KALAMAZOO, MI – Coca-Cola Enterprises will purchase 120 new trucks in 2008 powered by Eaton Corporation’s hybrid electric drivetrain systems.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 29, 2008 - Industry News

VeraSun Energy and Kroger Expand VE85 Availability to Texas

BROOKINGS, SD – VeraSun Energy Corp. has opened 20 VE85 fueling locations at existing E-85 Kroger convenience stores in Texas.

Tags: VeraSun, Flex-Fuel Vehicles

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Con Edison, Cable Truck

February 26, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Conference, AFVi, Alternative Fuels

February 22, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Government Fleets, Seminar

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Ford Escape, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Conference, AFVi, Alternative Fuels

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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.

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: AFVi, Seminar

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

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.

February 15, 2008 - Industry News

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.

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