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China goes electric as Audi and others continue petrol-powered

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) – By 2020, Beijing says automakers must meet tough new green standards to cut epic pollution in China’s cities. As domestic firms bet heavily on electric cars to meet that goal, foreign peers are set to stay in a different, petrol-driven gear. In the latest sign of caution from global automakers in […]

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Car of the Future, On Sale Next Year from Toyota

Reasonably priced hydrogen fuel cell electric targets 300-mile range, 3-5 minute fill-up. “We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel; just everything necessary to make them turn,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., at the opening of CES, the world’s largest trade show. “Fuel cell electric […]

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AT&T Adds Couple Electric Ford Transit Connect Vechiles To Fleet

Azure Dynamics Corporation announced AT&T has agreed to purchase two of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans, the latest addition to AT&T’s growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. The Ford Transit Connect Electric — the all-electric version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect, the North American Truck of the Year — will be powered by […]

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Ford on the Right Track With Sustainability Efforts

By John Gartner – Matter Network Ford Motor Company has been newsworthy recently as much for what it’s not doing as what it is. The auto giant has been the only one of the big three not in bankruptcy or asking for bailout funds, and its products are also not emitting as many greenhouse gases […]

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The Number of Hybrid Drivers in Massachusetts Jumps 36 Percent in Less Than a Year

Travelers of Massachusetts offers key discounts for those driving environmentally-friendly vehicles WORCESTER, Mass. — Massachusetts drivers are increasingly going green as the number of registered hybrid vehicles in the state has increased by 36 percent during the past nine months. The timing couldn’t be better for those drivers as the state’s new managed competition system […]

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Top Five Questions (and Answers) About Green Transportation

Navistar Clarifies Myths About Environmental Impact of Trucks, Buses, Diesel Engines WARRENVILLE, Ill. – As the world becomes more vigilant and active about key environmental issues, many industries have renewed commitments to green initiatives. One group that has been steadily improving the environmental landscape is the commercial transportation industry. The industry has traditionally been thought […]

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Aluminum Can Help Transportation Industry Meet Sustainability Objectives

PITTSBURGH – Aluminum is part of the solution to improve the sustainability of the transport industry. That was the key message given by Randall Scheps, Alcoa’s director of Ground Transportation, to attendees at the Weststart-CALSTART Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference held recently in San Diego. The conference focused on advanced technology for cleaner commercial transportation […]

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California Governor Visits Porsche Stand at LA Auto Show to See 108-Year-Old Electric Car

Austrian Built Car Led to First Hybrid Car More Than a Century Ago LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today visited the Porsche stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show to see the world’s first advanced electric car, a 108-year-old vehicle that led to the first hybrid car that were both developed by Ferdinand Porsche […]

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Brown Goes Green

UPS to Use ZAP Electric Car and Truck Fleet for Deliveries PETALUMA, CA., Nov 13, 2007 – It will be a green holiday this season for United Parcel Service (UPS), who rolled out a small parcel delivery service this week in Northern California using 42 electric cars and trucks from ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). The UPS […]

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Green Earth Technologies Introduces America’s First Green Motor Oil

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new day has dawned for Americans who want to save the Earth by going green, but don’t want to pay a premium or sacrifice performance in the process. Today, Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets:GETG) introduced G-OIL, a revolutionary, totally green biodegradable motor oil guaranteed to protect engines as well as the […]

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Toshiba Greening Fleet with Toyota Hybrids

Hybrid Vehicles Further Enhance Toshiba’s Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging systems, announces its commitment to replacing the company’s entire fleet of sedans for its sales and service teams with hybrid cars over the next three years. As part of Toshiba Corporation’s global environmental […]

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UPS Expands Green Fleet with 306 Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Also Launches Biodiesel Initiative At Worldport Air Hub ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it was adding 306 alternative fuel vehicles to its “green fleet” by placing an order for 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery trucks while taking delivery of 139 new propane delivery trucks in North America. Additionally, the company has launched an initiative […]

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reports Growing Interest in Commute Incentives to Bolster Environmental Goals

Mass Transit and Vanpool Riders Receive Greatest Benefit From Corporate Environmental Stewardship Efforts SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An increasing number of California employees are seeking information from their employers about transportation incentive programs as a way to reduce pollution and help the environment. Inquiries about vanpools and other commute alternatives are up 20% over a year ago […]

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