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Biodiesel Fuel Card Introduced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- The National Biodiesel Foundation unveiled this month the first-ever biodiesel fuel card. Officially called BioTrucker Fuel Card, it highlights the availability of biodiesel with a network of truck stops that carry biodiesel.

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California May Change Direction on Zero-Emission Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA – Vehicles that run on batteries or hydrogen could take even longer to show up in America’s showrooms under changes being considered by the state Air Resources Board.

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Flex-Fuel Vehicle Leasing Program Offered

DES MOINES, IOWA – In an effort to make E-85 flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) more accessible to Iowa’s corn growers and to further increase the demand for ethanol, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Agri-Access have been working together offering a FFV leasing program for the last year and a half now.

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Smart Takes Charge of Plans for Electric Vehicle Test Fleet

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - The smart brand is in the process of settling in the United States and the company hopes to have a small fleet of electric-powered smart fortwo coupes in the U.S. for tests in about one year, according to an interview with David Schembri, smart USA president, at the New York Auto Show.

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BMW Considers New Brand Dedicated to Green Cars

MUNICH, GERMANY - Germany’s BMW Group is reportedly contemplating the addition of a fourth nameplate — joining BMW, Rolls-Royce, and Mini — focused exclusively on the development and marketing of eco-friendly vehicles.

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2008 Lexus RX 400h Freshened for 2008

TORRANCE, CA – The 2008 RX 400h is a four-door, five-passenger luxury SUV. The vehicles — available in two trims: the FWD and the AWD — is freshened for 2008.

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Mercedes-Benz Sets Sights on Smart Car Test Fleet

NEW YORK --- Mercedes-Benz announced plans to have a demonstration fleet of small electric vehicles on the road in two to three years, USA Today reported.

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Natural Gas Vehicle Conference Set for March 26-27 in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. --- Fleet managers weighing their alternative-fuel options can learn more about natural gas vehicles at a conference titled, "NGVs: The Road Forward or a Dead End?," scheduled for March 26-27 at the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County.

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L.A. Harbor's Clean Truck Plan Shifts Costs to Shippers

WILMINGTON, Calif. --- The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on March 20 approved a plan requiring shipping companies to buy and maintain their own modern truck fleets and employ their own drivers.

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School District in N.H. Switches Buses to Biodiesel

HOLLIS, N.H. --- The Hollis/Brookline School District has received a $162,850 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retrofit 25 buses to run on biodiesel and operate with pollution-control equipment.

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