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FedEx Adds Hybrid Delivery Trucks to its Fleet

FedEx Adds Hybrid Delivery Trucks to its Fleet

FedEx has partnered with Iveco to add 10 hybrid-electric/diesel delivery vehicles to its European fleet. The new addition brings the total number of hybrid FedEx trucks to more than 100 worldwide, and hopefully marks a commitment significantly reducing FedEx's carbon output in the future.

October 31, 2007

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM's Fuel Cell or Fuel Sell Car

GM’s new fuel cell car—an incarnation of the Chevrolet Volt—got some Tesla buzz when it was first displayed in Shanghai, China in the spring of this year. GM engineers got out their tinkering tools and put a fuel cell in the car to serve as the generator, swapping out the gasoline or ethanol generator in the January 2007 edition of the car.

October 29, 2007

BP Must Pay $500 Million in Fines

BP Must Pay $500 Million in Fines

When BP adopted a sunflower logo and started calling itself "Beyond Petroleum" in 1998, it marked one most laughable corporate re-branding schemes in history. BP has since pledged $8 billion to alternative energy research in the next 10 years, but recent criminal fines totaling nearly $500 million dollars threaten to neutralize any positive publicity the announcement may have generated.

October 26, 2007

Hail Down a N.Y. Green Cab

Hail Down a N.Y. Green Cab

The classic NY yellow cab is an American battleship type clunker called a Crown Victoria. Ten miles to the gallon is their top performance and their exhaust outgases is pretty much 19th century industrial London vintage. They were also illegal to change, as in get a new brand of car for the yellow cabs, as entrepreneur Jack Hidary learned when he and a NY City Council member teamed up to get green hybrid cars into the yellow cab pool.

October 22, 2007

Ethics in the Fast Lane: Avoid AAA

Ethics in the Fast Lane: Avoid AAA

AAA (American Automobile Association) has been with us motorists since the early 1900s, and basically they’re good people to rely on for roadside help, travel info and a number of other auto travelers packages, including insurance. I always assumed AAA was a sort of chivalrous representative for we who drive and who also have a vested interest in auto safety and even the automobiles’ impact on our air quality. Alas, this is not true.

September 5, 2007

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