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Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Trends in Refuse Truck Technology

Between lighter, quieter trucks, front-loading models, and cutting-edge fuel choices, refuse trucks are better than ever.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/155960/trends-in-refuse-truck-technology
Categories: Electric
Ford & Smith Collaborate on All-Electric Vehicles

Ford and UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles have launched two vehicles based on a Ford chassis. A zero-emissions light-duty van and medium-duty truck are...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/155317/ford-smith-collaborate-on-all-electric-vehicles
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Operations

MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy has been named a "lead customer" by Azure Dynamics Corp. The electricity and natural gas company will receive a total of 13...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/72194/xcel-energy-to-be-among-first-transit-connect-electric-customers
Categories: Green Fleet, Safety

QUINCY, MA -- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and SAE International are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Electric Vehicle Safety Standards...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/82757/electric-vehicle-safety-standards-summit-slated-for-oct-in-detroit
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric
Swedish EV Manufacturer, AV Startup to Deploy Robo Taxis in Europe

Founded in 2012 after acquiring the assets of Saab, NEVS will integrate AutoX’s autonomous drive technology into NEVS’ next-gen vehicle architecture.

https://www.fleetforward.com/336013/swedish-ev-manufacturer-nevs-teams-with-av-startup-for-robotaxi-deployment-in-eu
Categories: Rental Operations

The five Hertz units will be deployed mid-November at multiple locations as part of Hertz Entertainment Services and Hertz on Demand car sharing.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/75847/hertz-adds-five-transit-connect-electric-vans-to-its-fleet
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Operations
Bollinger Shows All-Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off-road sport/utility truck.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/139964/bollinger-shows-all-electric-sport-utility-truck-chassis
Categories: Green Fleet

KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University opened four electric vehicle charging stations to the public during a brief ceremony March 21 on the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/74192/western-michigan-university-unveils-ev-charging-stations
Categories: Green Fleet

AMP said Transportation Research Center, an independent testing facility in East Liberty, Ohio, drove the vehicle 4,000 miles from February through part of...

https://www.government-fleet.com/111094/amp-completes-durability-testing-of-electric-step-van
Categories: Electric
Ford Unveils All-Electric Transit Connect

CHICAGO - Ford recently unveiled the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show, confirming the zero-emissions small...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/122359/ford-unveils-all-electric-transit-connect
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet, Shared Mobility
VW's Electrify America Unveils EV Sharing in Sacramento

Electrify America will unveil its electric car-sharing service for an apartment complex in Sacramento, California, as part of the company’s $44 million...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/318068/vws-electrify-america-creates-ev-share-service-in-sacramento
Categories: Green Fleet
Md. County Reveals Initiative to Convert Fleet to EVs

Anne Arundel County, Md., Executive Steuart Pittman directed the Office of Central Services to begin converting the county’s fleet of over 1,600...

https://www.government-fleet.com/10122514/md-county-reveals-initiative-to-convert-fleet-to-evs
Categories: Fleet Management, Green Fleet, Operations
FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at...

https://www.businessfleet.com/128966/ftx-registration-is-open
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
EcoV Electric Readies $12K Low-Speed EV

Detroit-based EcoV Electric has completed a production prototype of its EcoV low-speed electric vehicle it plans to sell in a base model for $11,999, the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/115135/ecov-electric-readies-12k-low-speed-ev
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Purolator Courier Goes 'Green' with New Electric Delivery Vehicle

Urban package delivery routes usually include lots of stops and starts, but require relatively little long-range driving. Purolator Courier is developing...

https://www.government-fleet.com/145842/purolator-courier-goes-green-with-new-electric-delivery-vehicle
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/157936/test-drive-chanje-electric-cargo-van
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Shows Electric Medium-Duty Truck at CES

Peterbilt gave attendees of the CES electronics show in Las Vegas the first look at the all-electric medium-duty Model 220EV.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/322342/first-look-peterbilt-model-220ev
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Amazon Leads $700M Investment in Electric Truck Maker

As it builds out its delivery fleet, Amazon is moving toward using a battery-electric delivery vehicle produced by Rivian Automotive. Amazon is leading a...

https://www.government-fleet.com/325315/amazon-invests-700m-in-electric-truck-maker
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Procurement
NYC Parks Switches to Electric-Powered Small Machines

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation put 186 new electric-powered lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers, and chain saws into service in June.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/310402/nyc-parks-switches-to-electric-powered-small-machines
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
BMW Increases i3 EV's Range

BMW has updated its i3 electric hatchback so it can now travel 114 miles on a single charge for a more than 40% increase from the prior model that provided...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/134926/bmw-increases-i3-ev-s-range
The EV Experience: Is Range Anxiety Real? (Part 2)

In the second part of this blog on electric vehicle experiences, our five Nissan Leaf drivers weigh in on driving impressions, the realities of range...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/158584/the-ev-experience-is-range-anxiety-real-part-2
Categories: Electric

Going Green Limited, operating under the brand name “GoinGreen,” has sold more than 1,400 of the G-Wiz electric vehicles, generating annual revenues in...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/124543/green-automotive-company-to-acquire-uk-based-ev-retailer-going-green-limited
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Operations

CHICAGO – Carbon Day Automotive announced the unveiling of the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago.

https://www.government-fleet.com/64055/coulomb-technologies-chargepoint-network-and-carbon-day-automotive-deliver-solar-plug-in-stations
Categories: Electric
What is the Future of All-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks?

What makes medium-duty trucks conducive to all-electric drive technology? What’s accelerating expansion of PEVs in the medium-duty market? What’s...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/155484/what-is-the-future-of-all-electric-medium-duty-trucks
Categories: Fleet Acquisition, Green Fleet
What Are Challenges to Green Rental Cars?

While carving a niche through eco-friendly car rentals, these companies face numerous challenges, such as higher initial costs and keeping rates competitive...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/148327/what-are-challenges-to-green-rental-cars
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
N.Y. County Deploys Orange EV Truck

Chautauqua County’s new electric yard truck, which is shuttling trailers at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, N.Y., is expected to work through...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/143480/n-y-county-deploys-orange-ev-truck
Categories: Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Operations, Vehicle Research
Japanese Delivery Company Begins Trials of Small EV Truck

Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), and Hino Motors, Ltd., will begin trials using a small electric truck in Yamato delivery...

https://www.government-fleet.com/110616/japanese-delivery-company-begins-trials-of-small-ev-truck
Categories: Electric

TOKYO - Nissan is planning for a production capacity of 500,000 Leaf electric cars in North America, Japan and Europe by 2012, the Chicago Tribune...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/122453/nissan-500-000-electric-cars-by-2012
Categories: Green Fleet

WALDORF, MD - The Charles County Technology Council (CCTC), in partnership with Waldorf Fleet Services and Ecotality, is having an event focusing on...

https://www.government-fleet.com/80669/alt-fuel-fleet-vehicle-discussion-to-be-held-in-waldorf-md-march-21
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
Toyota, BYD Collaborate for EVs in China

BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. signed an agreement for the joint development of battery-electric vehicles that will be released in China.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/337360/toyota-byd-collaborate-for-evs-in-china
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Procurement
Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/141873/nev-county-to-purchase-45-grant-funded-bevs-hybrids
Categories: Green Fleet

SAN DIEGO - Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The Next Challenge finals in San Diego on May 27, after...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/71109/msu-wins-top-honors-in-ecocar-competition
Categories: Green Fleet

NEW YORK --- Mitsubishi Motors announced plans to develop the pure-electric, four-passenger Mitsubishi i MiEV for global markets.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/64106/mitsubishi-green-lights-i-miev-electric-car-for-global-markets
Categories: Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations

DETROIT – General Motors is exploring other models to apply the Chevrolet Volt's hybrid-electric technology.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/63351/volt-technology-to-be-used-in-other-gm-models
Categories: Green Fleet, Maintenance
Nissan to Offer LEAF Battery Coverage Program

Nissan announced a new battery replacement program for its U.S. LEAF customers who want additional coverage for their original equipment lithium-ion battery...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/112285/nissan-to-offer-leaf-battery-coverage-program
Categories: Green Fleet
BMW Launches New Online Tool That Shows Data From ActiveE Field Trial

BMW has launched a new online tool called the Electronaut Effect that gives site visitors data about the range, cost savings, and positive environmental...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/111026/bmw-launches-new-online-tool-that-shows-data-from-activee-field-trial
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
FedEx to Expand EV Fleet Charging Infrastructure

FedEx plans to electrify 42 of its vehicle stations following an agreement made with Chanje Energy as part of its ongoing electric vehicle rollout.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/352154/fedex-to-expand-ev-fleet-charging-infrastructure
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Operations

DETROIT - Priced at $490 before installation, Chevrolet's "Voltec" 240V home charging unit is one of several 240V home charging units that will be...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/72565/chevrolet-volt-home-charging-unit-priced-at-490
Categories: Operations

BEIJING, CHINA - BYD Co. Ltd. and Daimler AG on May 27 signed a contract creating a research and technology joint venture that will develop an...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/71087/daimler-byd-form-ev-joint-venture
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation that will lead to additional alternative fuel and technology vehicles on the road by...

https://www.businessfleet.com/125567/electric-vehicles-bolstered-with-new-calif-legislation
Categories: Electric, Green Fleet
Electrify America Opens Sixth Station in New York

Electrify America finished construction of a new charging station in New York, marking its sixth station to open along the New York State Thruway in less...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/342494/electrify-america-opens-sixth-station-in-new-york
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
Dow Kokam, ZeroTruck Sign Agreement for Electric Medium Duty Trucks

MIDLAND, MI – Dow Kokam has agreed to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems for electric Class 3-6 work vehicles made by ZeroTruck.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/74070/dow-kokam-zerotruck-sign-agreement-for-zero-emission-fully-electric-medium-duty-trucks
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
2013 Fiat 500e Rated by EPA at 108 Highway MPGe with 87-Mile Range

The Fiat 500e recharges in less than four hours with its Level 2 (240V) onboard charging module (OBCM).

https://www.businessfleet.com/84170/2013-fiat-500e-rated-by-epa-at-108-highway-mpge-with-87-mile-range
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/129704/calstart-to-manage-alt-vehicle-incentive-program
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations
Pa. Awards Clean Vehicle Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded grants to fleets in the state to support the replacement of older vehicles.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/330645/pa-awards-clean-vehicle-grants
Categories: Electric, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
Daimler Builds Battery Factory in Beijing For EV Production

The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/141321/daimler-builds-battery-factory-in-beijing-for-ev-production
Categories: Electrification, Green Fleet
Date for Ford's Electric Transit Reveal Announced

Ford announced the Ford E-Transit would hit the U.S. market for the 2022 model-year. It will be made available with several chassis options and is aimed at...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10129236/date-for-fords-electric-transit-reveal-announced
Categories: Electric, Operations

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act have been used to install...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/123653/u-s-energy-secretary-says-1-800-plus-ev-chargers-installed-to-date
Categories: Electric, Hybrids, Operations

A new law will allow up to 40,000 more California motorists to drive alone in the high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and extends the lifespan of existing permits...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/123013/calif-carpool-lane-perks-expanded-for-green-cars
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids
Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/143411/battery-breakthrough-could-triple-ev-range


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