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2009 GMC Sierra Enhances its Fuel Economy

DETROIT - For 2009, the GMC Sierra lineup enhances its segment-best fuel economy with a new six-speed automatic that is paired with V-8 engines (except the 4.8L).

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ASTM Fuels Subcommittee Votes to Approve Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In a landmark vote, the fuel experts of ASTM Subcommittee E voted overwhelmingly to recommend the passage of finished specifications for biodiesel blends.

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Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

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Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2008 Goods Movement Program provides funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains, and harbor craft.

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SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

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Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

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Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

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UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

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Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

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