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Categories: Electric, Hybrids, Safety
Feds Set Sound Requirements for Hybrids, EVs

The mandate for audible alerts will eventually help prevent 2,400 pedestrian injuries annually, according to government estimates.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/137697/feds-set-sound-requirements-for-hybrids-evs
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/143808/gm-s-autonomous-ev-will-exclude-steering-wheel-pedal
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla Model S in Autopilot Involved in Fatal Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary probe into how the car’s automated driving systems performed.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/135773/tesla-model-s-in-autopilot-in-fatal-crash
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Green Fleet, Safety, Shared Mobility
Canoo Unveils Subscription-Only EV

Using a proprietary skateboard architecture, the electric Canoo is designed for a ridesharing future, the company states.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/341195/canoo-unveils-subscription-only-ev
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Safety
Nissan Creates Audio Alert for EVs in Europe

The sound cue is aimed at warning pedestrians and cyclists that a vehicle in electric mode is nearby.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/131043/nissan-creates-audio-alert-for-evs-in-europe
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Report: Self-Driving EVs Will Dominate Roads by 2030

Self-driving electrified vehicles will dominate U.S. roads in 13 years, while gasoline-powered vehicles will remain but represent only 5% of all consumer...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140446/report-self-driving-evs-will-dominate-roads-by-2030
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Safety
AAA: Cold Temps Reduce EV Range by 41%

New research from AAA finds that dramatic temperatures outside coupled with the use of an HVAC system to heat up or cool down the interior result in reduced...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/324721/aaa-cold-temps-reduce-ev-range-by-41
Categories: Electric, Safety
NHTSA Refutes Tesla's Safest Vehicle Claim

NHTSA recently issued a statement that a 5-star rating is the highest rating a vehicle can achieve under its crash-testing program, but stopped short of...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/316370/nhtsa-refutes-teslas-safest-vehicle-claim
Categories: Electric, Safety
Fiat 500e Cars Recalled to Update Software

More than 16,000 of the electric cars are at risk for shutting down propulsion because of a software glitch.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/135313/fiat-500e-cars-recalled-to-update-software
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/142558/zf-and-dhl-form-autonomous-vehicle-partnership
Categories: Electric, Safety
Kia Recalls Soul, Soul EV for Accelerator Pedal

The recall, set to get under way March 24, affects 208,858 cars in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/128463/kia-recalls-soul-for-gas-pedal
Categories: Electric, Hydrogen, Safety
Health Costs From Vehicle Emissions Studied

The health and climate costs of gasoline-powered vehicles operating in 10 states added $18.42 to the overall impact of a 16-gallon tank of gasoline in 2015,...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/137467/health-costs-from-vehicle-emissions-add-18-to-tank-of-gasoline
Categories: Electric, Safety
Chevrolet Bolt EV Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-electric car excels in crashworthiness evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140958/chevrolet-bolt-named-iihs-top-safety-pick
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars

Set to begin June 11, the recall covers more than 25,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140233/nissan-recalls-leaf-sentra-cars
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla Software Enables More ‘Autopilot’ Features

The suite of features relies on four different feedback modules: camera, radar, ultrasonics and GPS.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/131952/tesla-software-update-enables-more-autopilot-features
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/278468/video-autopiloted-tesla-rear-ends-fire-truck
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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/157752/can-fleets-subscribe-to-a-vehicle
Categories: Electric, Safety
NHTSA Investigating Tesla Crash in Utah

U.S. safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are evaluating the circumstances connected to a Tesla Model S that...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/302690/nhtsa-investigating-tesla-crash-in-utah
Categories: Electric, Rental Operations, Safety
GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/143269/gm-to-launch-self-driving-ride-hailing-service
Categories: Electric, Safety
Toyota Recalls RAV4 SUVs for Windshield Wipers

The action affects about 423,500 2009-2012-MY RAV4 and 2012-2014-MY RAV4 EV compact SUVs.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/131517/toyota-recalls-rav4-suvs-for-windshield-wipers
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video: Tesla Adds Five Features to Autopilot

Tesla Inc. has added five features to its semi-autonomous Autopilot driving mode, the company announced in an update to owners on March 31.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/139807/tesla-adds-five-features-to-autopilot
Categories: Electric, Operations, Safety
Nissan Develops Autonomous LEAF

Nissan has developed a battery-electric LEAF with autonomous driving capabilities that allow it to navigate a single-lane highway, Nissan announced at the...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/138448/nissan-ceo-announces-new-technologies-at-ces
Categories: Electric, Safety
Hyundai Ioniq EV Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Sept. 29, covers 218 electric cars in the 2017 model year.  

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/142244/hyundai-ioniq-ev-recalled-for-stalling
Categories: Electric, Safety
Video: Tesla Firmware Update Addresses Cybersecurity

The update comes in response to a “white hat” hacking report and demonstration by cybersecurity specialists working for a lab in China.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/136897/video-tesla-firmware-update-addresses-cybersecurity-risks
Categories: Electric, Hybrids, Safety
Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt Win Top Safety Honors

The two plug-in hybrids qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, while two all-electric vehicles come up short in recent safety evaluations from IIHS.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/138840/prius-prime-chevrolet-volt-win-top-safety-honor
Categories: Electric, Safety
Mitsubishi Recalls Mirage, i-MiEV Cars

The recall affects more than 13,000 vehicles that may have defective impact sensors designed to trigger air bag deployment during a crash.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/131783/mitsubishi-recalls-mirage-i-miev-cars
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/139736/tesla-on-autopilot-hits-police-motorcycle
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
Tesla Recalls Two-Thirds of 2016 Vehicles

The recall covers 53,000 Model S and Model X luxury electric vehicles built between February and October of 2016.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140092/tesla-recalls-models-s-x-for-parking-brake
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric, Rental Operations, Safety, Suppliers
Tesla's Smart Summon Causing Collisions

One user's Tesla was backed into by another car; another user's social media post shows a Tesla narrowly avoiding a collision with a different car in...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/341335/teslas-smart-summons-causing-collisions
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Operations, Safety
Nissan to Develop Autonomous Driving Tech with NASA

Nissan and NASA have entered a five-year partnership to research and develop autonomous driving technology.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/127376/nissan-and-nasa-take-on-autonomous-driving
Categories: Electric, Safety
Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars for Air Bags

The recall, expected to get under way later this month, covers 4,355 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/135920/nissan-recalls-leaf-sentra-cars-for-air-bags
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
GM Builds Fleet of Self-Driving Bolt EVs

General Motors unveiled a fleet of 130 Chevrolet Bol EV test vehicles equipped with self-driving technology that it plans to "deploy at scale," the company...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140865/gm-builds-fleet-of-self-driving-bolt-evs
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Compliance

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/287909/tesla-removed-from-crash-investigation-for-violating-ntsb-rules
Categories: Electric, Safety
Nissan Recalls LEAF Cars for Brakes

The recall covers nearly 47,000 electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/134159/nissan-recalls-leaf-cars-for-brakes
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
Volkswagen Recalls eGolf for Stalling

The recall, which got under way March 15, covers more than 5,500 electric cars in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/134354/volkswagen-recalls-egolf-for-stalling
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Component

Tesla Motors is recalling an estimated 123,000 Model S vehicles built before April 2016 because the bolts in the power steering component may be corroded...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/279400/tesla-model-s-sedans-recalled-for-power-steering-component
Categories: Electric, Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/136742/gm-recalls-multiple-models-for-air-bags
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
Ford Recalls Three Electric Cars

Ford is recalling 50,000 older battery-electric passenger cars from three nameplates, including the Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi, due to...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/311757/ford-recalls-three-electric-cars
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Safety
BMW Recalls Electrified Models for Charging Cable Issue

BMW of North America is recalling an estimated 3,500 2018-2019 model vehicles because the capacitors within the TurboCord portable chargers may fail,...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/316598/bmw-recalls-electrified-models-for-charging-cable-issue
Categories: Electric, Safety
Ford Recalls Focus Electric Cars for Transmission

The U.S. recall covers 865 Ford Focus Electric cars in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/135756/ford-recalls-focus-electric-for-transmission
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Operations, Safety
Mitsubishi Recalls i-MiEV for Brake Vacuum Pump

The recall covers 1,810 2010-2014 model-year electric cars.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/125691/mitsubishi-recalls-i-miev-for-brake-vacuum-pump
Categories: Electric, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Ford Named Autonomous Driving Leader

Ford has become the leading company in the development of automated driving systems, followed by General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Daimler,...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/139821/ford-named-autonomous-driving-leader
Categories: Electric, Safety
Smart Fortwo Cars Recalled for Steering

The action affects more than 5,000 subcompact cars in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/129045/mercedes-benz-recalls-smart-fortwo-cars-for-steering
Categories: Electric, Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Toyota Reveals New Mobility Alliance, Concept Vehicle

Toyota revealed an autonomous concept vehicle and a mobility alliance that are designed to meet the future demands of evolving business applications and...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/143732/toyota-reveals-new-mobility-alliance-concept-vehicle
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Safety
Fiat 500e Recalled for Stalling Risk

The recall, set to begin May 15, includes electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years. A software update will resolve the problem.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/128962/fiat-500e-recalled-for-stalling-risk
Categories: Electric, Safety
BMW Recalls i3 EVs for Neck Injury Risk

The recall, expected to begin in January, covers more than 30,000 electric vehicles in the 2014-2018 model years.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/143174/bmw-recalls-i3-evs-for-injury-risk
Categories: Electric, Safety
Fiat 500e Cars Recalled for Cruise Control Software

A glitch in the software may cause a misreading of motor-generated torque levels, causing the car to mistakenly shift into neutral.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/129898/fiat-500e-cars-recalled-for-cruise-control-software
Categories: Electric, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/142115/ntsb-faults-both-trucker-and-motorist-in-fatal-tesla-crash
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/138650/tesla-autopilot-crash-investigation-yields-autonomous-tech-insights
Categories: Electric, Safety
Tesla Recalls Model X SUVs for Seats

The recall, which begins this month, covers 2,666 of the battery-electric vehicles.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/134617/tesla-recalls-model-x-suvs-for-seats


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