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Japan Certifies Toyota Plug-in Hybrid for Public-road Tests

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it has developed a plug-in hybrid vehicle and become the first manufacturer to have such a vehicle certified for use on public roads in Japan.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Wins Edmunds' Inside Line Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test

Inside Line, Edmunds_com's high-speed online car magazine, today announced that the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid won the latest comparison test of hybrid sedans, which is described in full at 2007 Hybrid Sedan Comparison Test.

Software Package Allows People to Make Hydrogen, E85 or Biodiesel Fuel

With world oil prices reaching $75 per barrel, gas prices over $3,15 per gallon and the constant drumbeat of war in the Middle East, it is time consumers become fuel independent.

New Research Seeks to Enhance Alternative Fuel Integration in Public Vehicle Fleets

Rochester Institute of Technology and the County of Monroe, New York have created a research partnership to assess the performance of the County's fleet of E85 flex-fuel vehicles.

EPRI-NRDC Report Finds Environmental Benefits of Deploying PHEVs

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today released a comprehensive assessment that finds that widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and potential for improve ambient air quality.

Retrofitting Hydrogen/Oxygen System in Diesel Truck Engines to Reduce Fuel Consumption

World Energy Solutions, Inc, a company focused on energy conservation technologies and environmental sustainability, today reported that it has begun retrofitting a new 2007 Ford F-650 with the Company's proprietary hydrogen/oxygen system to reduce the truck's fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

EVCarolina Announces First State Sales Tax Rebate for 100% Electric Cars

South Carolina State legislators passed landmark energy legislation in June 2007 that would provide sales tax rebates for alternative fueled and high efficiency vehicles, incentive payments to retailers for sale of biodiesel and ethanol, incentive payments and tax credits for the production of energy from biomass, and among other things a Grants and Low-interest Loan program designed to increase renewable energy use in the state.

Illinois Hybrid Buyers Eligible for $1,000 Rebates

To combat rising gas prices, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias today unveiled a new statewide rebate program designed to make fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles more affordable.

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