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April 22, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: EPA, Alternative Fuels

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ZAP, Xebra

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Penske

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Production Model MILES ZX40ST Work Truck to Be Introduced at the Green California Summit in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – The zero emissions, AC motor MILES ZX40ST work truck will be showcased publicly for the first time at the Green California Summit.

Tags: Emissions

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show Comes to California

SACRAMENTO, CA – From Apr. 16-18, the Propane Alternative-Fuel Road Show is allowing attendees to drive the next generation propane vehicle technology.

Tags: Conference, Propane Autogas

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

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

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 chairman; Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations; Bill Gillespie, Modec chief executive officer; William Doelle, Modec director business development

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.

Tags: Modec, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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

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