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2011 postings

 

CBC News - Gasoline predicted to reach $1.20 in 2 months

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 5:38 PM ET 

An energy consultant warned Canadian consumers Wednesday to brace for higher gasoline prices in February or March.

Roger McKnight, a senior petroleum analyst with Toronto-based En-Pro International, said he expects pump prices of about $1.20 a litre — about 15 to 20 per cent higher than they were at the same time a year earlier.

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Electric cars are a game-changing technology with an Achilles heel — the battery.

Current batteries are expensive and have limited range, making it hard to drive significant distances without stopping to recharge. Experts agree consumers will never fully embrace electric vehicles until they can travel as far as a gas-powered car on a single charge...>>Click here Read more »

The Vancouver Sun - Alternative fuel source now required at all Surrey gas stations

METRO VANCOUVER - If you're planning on driving a vehicle powered by an unconventional fuel source, Surrey might be your best bet.Surrey city council passed a new fuel initiative this week...Click here

Autosphere - Tesla Begins Taking orders for the Model S 

For those top executives who want an high-end electric car; Tesla Motors is now taking Canadian orders for its new Model S, the world's first electric powered luxury sedan. Deliveries are expected to begin in mid-2012.. »  Click here

Green Fleet Expo 2011

Precept Benchmark - reports on the recent and very successful Green Fleet Expo VI in Hamilton, Ontario on June 2-3 hosted by the Cities of Hamilton and Toronto, Ministry of Transportation and FC.  Click here

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

The National Inspection Standard for Commercial Vehicles has adopted the National Inspection Standard for annual, semi-annual and Safety Standards Certificate inspections for the following types of commercial vehicles: Trucks, Trailer, Buses, Accessible Vehicles, School Purposes Vehicles Click here

Nissan LEAF now available for purchase

Last week Nissan announced its Canadian pricing for the all-electric LEAF small passenger vehicle —  a base price of $38,395.  We used the EV300 EValuation Calculator to run a quick comparison between a LEAF purchase and the purchase of a conventional sub compact at a cost of $20,000.  The result was a 4.2 year payback thanks to significantly lower fuel and maintenance costs. Read more »

AUTOSHOW-Ford to bring test fleet of EVs to China this year

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday it was bringing a test fleet of electrified vehicles to China later this year, including the Fusion hybrid.

Obama: Entire Federal Fleet Will Be Green By 2015

Responding to increasing gas prices, President Barack Obama outlined a plan to reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign oil, including a proposal to buy only alt-fuel cars for the entire federal fleet by 2015.

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Obama announces clean fleet partnership

President Obama Friday revealed a public-private partnership to urge commercial fleets to clean up their fuel use to shake U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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