Government Fleet News

Illinois Institute of Technology's Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project With City of Chicago to Begin Field-Testing Phase

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Project — sponsored by Chicago-based All Cell Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the City of Chicago, MicroSun Technologies, LLC, and ComEd — has moved into a new phase.

Syracuse PD to Use ICOP Model 20/20 for Police Fleet

LENEXA, KN – The Syracuse Police Department in New York has selected ICOP Digital's Model 20/20 for fleet-wide deployment in its patrol cars.

City of Santa Monica Tests Biodiesel in Heavy-Duty Trucks

SANTA MONICA, CA – The city of Santa Monica, Calif., is in the midst of testing biodiesel, along with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology designed by Extengine Transport Systems LLC, to reduce NOx emissions.

City of Anderson, S.C. Switches Fleet to B-20 Biodiesel

ANDERSON, SC – The city of Anderson has joined a growing number of South Carolina communities that are fueling their fleets with biodiesel.

Arkansas Mayor Fined for Using City Vehicle for Campaigning

GOULD, AK – A small-town Arkansas mayor was fined $500 after taking a city-owned car filled with re-election campaign signs into a neighboring city, then calling for a police cruiser to drive him home when the car broke down.

UMDNJ's Newark Campus Changes to Environmentally Friendlier Biodiesel Fuel

NEWARK, NJ – All diesel-powered vehicles on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ) Newark campus have switched to a blend of diesel and agricultural oils for power.

EPAct Alternative Compliance Rule Expected Soon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy will soon issue a final regulation providing alternative compliance options for state and fuel providers to meet their vehicle acquisition requirements under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992).

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Awards Two-Year Contract to Mohawk Lifts to Supply Garage Lifts

CORTLAND, NY – Effective March 12, 2007, through March 11, 2009, the Massachusetts State Police has issued an award to Mohawk lifts to cover all models and options of two post lifts.

Eagle County Employees Not too Excited About Eco-Friendly Cars

EAGLE COUNTY, CO – None of the Eagle County employees who will be driving one of the county's new Toyota Prius hybrids will argue that they aren't good for the environment, but some feel the cars may not benefit the users as much as they do the planet.

Fleet News Fleet Management Conference Set for June 6-8

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – The 9th California Fleet News Fleet Management Conference and Vendor Fair is slated for Northern California on Jun. 6-8.

Las Vegas Ranks First in Gasoline-Free City Fleets

LAS VEGAS, NV – From backhoes used by Las Vegas employees to move earth to compact cars driven by building inspectors on their rounds, the city has more alternatively fueled vehicles in its fleet than any other large city in America.

Honolulu's Alternative Fuels Fleet No. 2 Among Cities

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Fifty-one percent of Honolulu's fleet of city vehicles uses alternative fuels, giving Honolulu the second-highest ranking of U.S. cities with alternative-fuel programs.

City of Manitowoc to Test Biodiesel in Bus Fleet

MANITOWOC, WI – Beginning in May, the city of Manitowoc will test run its buses with a biodiesel fuel derived from five percent biofuel from animal fat and 95 percent petroleum diesel, fleet manager Kevin Glaeser.

California Company Gets Green Light for Biodiesel Additive in Texas

HOUSTON, TX – Oryxe Energy International Inc.'s biodiesel fuel additive, Oryxe LED for Biodiesel, was approved for use in Texas by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

South Coast Air Quality Air Quality Management District Orders Test Fleet of Plug-In Cars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The South Coast Air Quality Management District in California has agreed to spend $2.6 million for a test fleet of 30 plug-in hybrid cars and SUVs.

City of Hoover Turns Old Grease to Biodiesel for Fleet Vehicles

HOOVER, AL – After President Bush visited Hoover in September and praised the city for its use of ethanol in city vehicles, Mayor Tony Petelos said city leaders decided to seek more ways to use alternative fuels.

Lawrence City Council Said Mayor Failed to Enact Motor Pool Law

LAWRENCE, IN – The Lawrence City Council, Ind., voiced its discontent Mar. 5 over the city administration's failure to implement a three-year-old ordinance that establishes a motor pool for city-owned and leased vehicles.

Person County Eyes Fleet Management Program for Possible Vehicle Maintenance Savings

ROXBORO, NC – Person County government can't justify forming a full-fledged department to centralize maintenance of county-owned vehicles, but county officials think monetary savings can be realized by instituting a new program to manage the county's rolling stock.

Dutchess County Will Not Buy Alt-Fuel Vehicles to Replace New Cars

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus' administration has no plans to include alternative-fuel vehicles among 60 new replacement cars and trucks it plans to purchase.

Additional Keynote Speakers Announced for National Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) hosts the annual Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Apr. 1-4, 2007.

Ford Powertrain Team Announces Expanded Call Center Service to Include Placing Orders

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) has launched an expanded Ford Powertrain Sales Call Center located in Dearborn, Mich. Now, independent installers will be able to order Ford and Motorcraft New and Remanufactured engines and transmissions through the Call Center.

State Bill Would Force Illinois City Governments to Buy Flex Fuel, Biodiesel, or Hybrid Vehicles

GALESBURG, IL – State Rep. Mike Boland, D–East Moline, wants municipalities to support alternative fuels. He recently spoke about legislation he is introducing that would require city governments to buy flex fuel, biodiesel, or hybrid cars or trucks when buying new vehicles.

Audit Finds Savings in Washington State's Motor Pool

OLYMPIA, WA – An audit of the state's motor pool has determined that up to $2 million could be saved by making changes to the current system.

Smart Energy Solutions Named to GSA Schedule

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – Smart Energy Solutions has been granted the federal government's GSA schedule contract enabling the company to offer its technology through a more simplified means of procurement to all local, state, and federal agencies.

Mohawk Renews Contract With HGAC and MARC Cooperatives

AMSTERDAM, NY – Mohawk Lifts has been awarded a second, two-year contract to supply fleet service equipment to the 2,500 members of the HGAC and MARC cooperatives.

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