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Indiana Clean Cities Offering Alt-Fuel Vehicle Grants of $40,000 to $500,000

INDIANAPOLIS - Greater Indiana Clean Cities is offering alternative-fuel vehicle grants to government entities and other organizations with fleets in Indiana.

Los Angeles AFB to Replace Non-Combat Ground Fleet With EVs

WASHINGTON - Initial planning for the installation of charging infrastructure is under way, and the vehicles could be on the base as soon as January 2012. Approximately 40 vehicles are eligible for replacement with PEV models.

City of Elgin Sustainability Plan Calls for Idling Policy, Alt-Fuel Study

ELGIN, IL - The City of Elgin Council approved a resident-written Sustainability Action Plan that includes 'greening' objectives for the fleet. A Sustainability Commission will oversee plan implementation.

Photo courtesy Chrysler Group LLC.

Dodge to Offer 6 Mopar Police Equipment Packages on 2012 Charger Pursuit

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new packages for the Charger Pursuit include three patrol packages, two slick top police packages, and a base prep package.

EWEB expects to save money in the long run by purchasing the all-electric Ford Transit Connect.

Eugene Water & Electric Board Adds All-Electric Transit Connect to Fleet

EUGENE, OR - The all-electric Ford Transit Connect van will be used for courier services. The estimated electric cost per mile is just 3.2 cents, as opposed to 36.8 cents per mile for gasoline.

The Hemet fleet facility services light-duty vehicles, including public safety units.

Riverside County's Fourth Fleet Facility Certified Calif. Green Station

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Services works in seven facilities throughout the County, servicing about 4,000 units. Fleet hopes to have the remaining three facilities certified by the end of this year.

Los Angeles Agencies to Participate in Hybrid Truck Project

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works and Los Angeles County are participating in a hybrid truck development project with Odyne Systems.

Erik Gustafson, fleet manager for the City of Chico, Calif., said the new FuelMaster AIM2 system has helped ensure accurate odometer readings and PM cycles.

City of Chico’s New Fuel Management System Ensures Accurate PM Intervals

CHICO, CA - The City of Chico recently installed FuelMaster's AIM2 fuel management system in 25 of its fleet vehicles, with plans to install the devices in the rest of the 347-unit fleet within two years.

The 2012-MY Ram Cargo van coming off the assembly line at Chrysler's Windsor, Canada, plant.

First Ram Cargo Van Rolls Out of Assembly Plant

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.

Kansas City to Showcase Alt-Fuel Vehicle Program at National League of Cities Event

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City has converted its vehicles to a range of alternative fuels and power sources, including compressed natural gas, biodiesel, and electricity.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Celebrates 21 Years

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND - Chevin Fleet Solutions celebrates 21 years in business on Sept. 1. Since the company was founded in 1990, Chevin has grown to maintain more 1.3 million vehicles across the globe.

South Carolina Forestry Commission Says State Needs New Fire Equipment

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina’s Forestry Commission said it doesn’t have enough fire equipment to cope with an above-average year of forest fires.

El Paso Adds 45 Hybrids and 25 Propane-Fueled Vans

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso has purchased a number of hybrids for its fleet within the last two years, increasing the total from 2 prior to 2010 to 47 in 2011.

Sacramento Clean Cities to Hold Advanced Technology Forum

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Clean Cities will hold the Advanced Technology Forum on Sept. 13 at the California Automobile Museum.

Santa Ana's Permagard-treated fire truck.

City of Santa Ana Installs 'Green' Paint Protector

SANTA ANA, CA - The City of Santa Ana is applying Permagard products to 50 of its new fleet vehicles. The clear, protective treatment creates a permanent barrier between the vehicle's paint and environmental contaminants.

Clean Cities Offers Tool to Help Fleets Analyze Natural Gas Options

WASHINGTON - The new tool allows users to enter specific data into an Excel spreadsheet to determine whether the costs of using natural gas will work in their respective operations.

Wisconsin DNR to Cut Fleet Costs as Part of Restructuring Effort

MADISON, WI –Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now the State’s first “Enterprise Agency” pilot, giving it increased operating flexibility but requiring it cut to fleet-related costs.

Workforce Central Florida Asked to Pay Back $39K for ‘Unallowable’ Vehicle Leases

A investigation found 20 of Workforce Central Florida's (WCF) fleet vehicles were improperly purchased, leased, and sold.

Beaverton PD Unveils New Patrol Car Design on Charger and Tahoe

BEAVERTON, OR -The department said the design features black and white as background colors, a change from the previous blue and white color scheme.

2011 RMFMA Conference & Expo to be Held in Scottsdale, Ariz

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) will hold its 2011 RMFMA Conference & Expo on Oct. 4-7 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale.

Collective Data Releases Core Update to Fleet Management Software

Collective Data Inc., a provider of fleet management software solutions, has released a software update to improve performance and add additional functionality to its suite of software applications.

Earthquake in U.S. Southeast Affects Virginia DOT Operations

RICHMOND, VA - The 5.9 earthquake in Virginia rattled fleets in the area but caused relatively little damage, though it did temporarily slow down operations at the Virginia Department of Transportation's shop facilities.

Dona Ana County to Build New Maintenance Facility

LAS CRUCES, NM - The County currently has two facilities, one for the Sheriff's Office and one for all other vehicles. The new facility will replace the general maintenance facility.

The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) tested the propane-fueled F-250 in temperatures lower than 50 degrees below zero.

Alaska Public Sector Fleets Test Propane-Fueled F-250 Pickup Trucks

ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaska’s Natural Gas Development Authority tested a propane-fueled F-250 pickup trucks for nine months to see how they operate in cold-weather conditions

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will purchase 53 more LNG refuse trucks for its fleet.

City of Sacramento to Purchase 53 LNG Refuse Trucks for $15.8M

SACRAMENTO, CA - The trucks will replace refuse trucks kept far past their normal replacement cycles, re-establishing a seven-year vehicle replacement program.



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