Government Fleet News

Pasadena's ‘Green Fleet' Is Growing

PASADENA, CA – Hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles are popping up everywhere in the City of Pasadena's fleet.

Lexington County in South Carolina OKs Funding for Agency Vehicles

COLUMBIA, SC – Lexington County Council has approved spending $757,000.

Volusia County Car Fleet Goes Green

DAYTONA, FL – George Baker, who is in charge of Volusia County's 2,150-vehicle fleet of sedans, SUVs, and fire trucks, is talking about reducing the fleet's emission.

Last Chance to Participate! Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently performing its first annual Public Sector Salary Survey.

Knox County Audit Set to Expand to Fleet Fuel Card Usage

KNOXVILLE, TN – Knox County auditor Richard Walls will expand his audit.

Ethanol Drives Fuel Plan for Connecticut State Fleet

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she wants to reduce the amount of gasoline state vehicles consume.

GSA Begins Short-Term Vehicle Lease Program

ORLANDO, FL – The General Services Administration (GSA) is offering short-term car rentals.

Penton's EquipmentWatch Launches Enhanced Fleet Manager With New Green Guide Valuation Capabilities

NEW YORK – Penton Media's EquipmentWatch, a provider of online heavy equipment data, has launched its latest version of EquipmentWatch Fleet Manager, now including Green Guide online valuation data for construction equipment and lift trucks.

AFVi Presents Biofuels Forum on Sept. 20

LAS VEGAS – On Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is holding a one-day forum called, “Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions.”

ZAP Launches Electric Car Charging Resource on the Web

SANTA ROSA, CA – ZAP has launched a Web site where owners of electric cars can find and report the location of public and private charging outlets.

Ames, Iowa, Fleet Goes Green

AMES, IA – The City of Ames has joined the long list of organizations that are turning their fleets green.

7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting to Be Held Sept. 19–21

SEATTLE – WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC) are holding the 7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Seattle.

Castle Rock Public Works Director Wants ‘Green Fleet' Policy

CASTLE ROCK, CO – Castle Rock Public Works Director Bob Goebel announced Jun. 15 that his department wants the town to develop a policy that would mandate replacement of Castle Rock's petroleum-powered vehicles with flex-fuel, hybrid, and bio-diesel powered cars and trucks.

Honda to Launch New Hybrid in 2009

TOKYO – Honda confirmed that it will “offer a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2009 at a price level lower than the Civic Hybrid.

Putnam County Looks to Switch to Biodiesel for County Fleet

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – Putnam County fleet vehicles may soon switch to the use of biodiesel.

Moline Mayor Pushes Flex-Fuel for the City

MOLINE, IL – Moline Mayor Don Welvaert said the city has taken cleaner air to heart.

GSA Adds Saturn Hybrids to Energy-efficient Federal Vehicle Fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration's top official today picked up the keys to one of 55 Saturn Aura Green Line hybrid sedans GSA has purchased for the federal fleet.

Rowlett Police Department Wins National Police Specialty Vehicle Design Competition

DALLAS – SkinzWraps, Inc.'s vehicle wrap that it designed for the Rowlett Police Department won first prize in a national competition.

A Greener and Cleaner Fleet for the City of Hamilton

HAMILTON, CANADA – The City of Hamilton's Public Works fleet has become cleaner and greener.

City of Bonita Gets First Hybrid Vehicle

The hybrid runs on electrical power rather than gasoline when it is traveling under 40 mph.

Seven West Michigan Counties Seek Clean Cities Status to Reduce Petroleum Dependence

LANSING, MI – West Michigan Strategic Alliance (WMSA) recently received a $24,500 grant from Michigan's Energy Office.

Green Fleet Management Seminar to Save Costs and Air Quality for Business Transportation

DOWNEY, CA – On July 31, California Green Solutions is presenting a half-day seminar of practical solutions that connect attendees with incentives, products, and strategies to help companies save.

Oregon Governor Kulongoski Signs Biofuels Legislation

EUGENE, OR – Kicking off Energy Independence Month, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski was recently joined by legislators, environmental, and agricultural leaders at a biofuels facility in Eugene.

Fuel Cell-Powered Patrol Car Makes Landmark First Traffic Stop

DETRIOT – Wayne State University's (WSU's) fuel cell-powered police patrol vehicle has made its first meaningful law enforcement contribution.

ZAP Electric Car, Truck Deliveries Pass 500 Units

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP has delivered more than 500 units of its XEBRA car and truck.


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