Alabama Biofuels Workshop Focuses on Emerging Market

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 100 fleet managers, city, state and county government representatives, fuel producers and distributors and fuel retailers gathered together Wednesday in Dothan, Alabama to become informed leaders for the state’s emerging biofuels marketplace. “We are gathered here today to bring you more awareness of the five alternative fuels of propane, compressed natural gas, E85, biodiesel and electric vehicles,” said Mark …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Santa Monica Recipient of First All Electric Ford Ranger

Joanna Schroeder

The city of Santa Monica, CA is the first to receive the first light duty, all-electric Ford Ranger for use in its public works fleet. Santa Monica was selected due to its commitment to sustainability and will serve as a hub to highlight the benefits of electric vehicles including lower operational costs and a reduced carbon footprint. The Ford Ranger …

Electric Vehicles, News

Ford Hybrid Wins Car of the Year

John Davis

Yesterday, I told you how electric vehicles were all the rage at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan going on now through January 24th. Well, Ford’s Fusion hybrid is the toast of the town (and, really, the toast of the entire automotive world) as it has picked up the coveted Car of the Year award. …

Car Makers, Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles to Dominate Detroit Auto Show

John Davis

Electric vehicles will be the big talk of this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. Design News says the event, which takes place over the next two weeks, will give more than 500,000 visitors the chance to see the latest and greatest in auto technology, including the green-powered ones. One key for the giant exhibition, traditionally …

Car Makers, Electric Vehicles

Auto Execs Rate Hybrids First, Biodiesel Last in Alt Fuels

John Davis

Car makers put more stock in hybrid systems than biodiesel. This post from CNET News says a survey conducted by KPMG asked 200 senior auto executives to rate the most important alternative fuel technologies to their industry over the next five years: When asked to rate which were the most important alternative fuel technologies to the auto industry over the …

Biodiesel, Car Makers, Electric Vehicles

SC to Convert Buses to Biodiesel, Ethanol & More

John Davis

The University of South Carolina has launched an ambitious program that will convert all of its campus vehicles to biodiesel, ethanol and more green fuels. This press release from the school says the “Genesis 2015 Initiative” will reduce the campus fleet’s carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent within five years: The plan puts Carolina among the nation’s first campuses committed …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Hydrogen, News

Texas to Get Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

John Davis

Oil-rich Texas is beginning to look like an alternative fuel paradise. Drivers in Texas will soon have more opportunities … thanks to new infrastructure … to run their electric vehicles. Reliant Energy and Nissan Motor Company have announced that the two companies will work together to establish infrastructure, policies and services to support electric vehicle owners across Texas. The Dallas …

Car Makers, Electric Vehicles