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    Report: Lexus Eco Challenge rewards schools for clean water, briquette press projects

    Teams from one New Jersey high school and one Michigan middle school reversed the old adage by thinking locally and acting globally. And that strategy won them the grand prizes in the most recent edition of the Lexus Eco Challenge. The future is indeed bright. The Toyota luxury-vehicle division ...

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    Official: Kansas City teens convert VW Karmann Ghia into all-electric, zero-emission beauty

    Some kids from the Show Me State are certainly showing us how it's done with this converted, all-electric Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. In this case, a group of at-risk teens converted one of the classic VW compacts to all-electric power. It was unveiled at the Kansas City International Autoshow last ...

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    Official: Nissan donates Leaf EVs, chargers to Tennessee university

    Nissan is donating Leafs and electric-vehicle charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University. And the good news is that the cars will be able to get to campus from the Nissan factory on a single charge, with plenty of room to spare. The Japanese automaker will give two Leafs and three ...

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    Schools go to four-day school week, make lots of other cuts thanks to high fuel prices

    Photo by iboy_daniel. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.All of those reduced-fuel-use school buses (examples here and here) can't help some school systems continue on as normal in the current economy. Thanks to high fuel prices - among other reasons - the four-day "work" week that is ...

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    Chelan School District happy with hybrid bus

    Remember back when we told you about the hybrid buses that IC Corp and Enova Systems were making together for a handful of schools? With today's high cost of diesel and the worries about bus pollution, we wondered how those lucky few feel about their buses now. Thanks to an article in the Wenatchee ...

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    Midwest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo reaches out to race fans

    In the suburban Chicago area there’ve long been race nights, but next week will see a somewhat newer combination of racecars and the Midwest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo on May 13 at the Route 66 Raceway, according to the Suburban Chicago News. Of course, some high-performance race cars run ...


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