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Clean Diesel – Diesel Technology

Evolving diesel technologies are improving fuel economy and reducing vehicle emissions. This channel covers topics such as diesel particulate filters and diesel exhaust fluid, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and other improvements to traditional diesel engine technology.

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Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Natural gas offers reduced emissions and a more affordable fuel choice. This channel covers compressed natural gas vehicle conversions, liquefied natural gas as a fuel source, fuel storage, bi-fuel vehicles, natural gas buses and transit vehicles, technologies used in natural gas fueling systems, and fleets converting their vehicles to this fuel source.

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Propane Autogas – Conversions and Infrastructure

Propane autogas is commonly available as a natural gas byproduct and is the third most common vehicle fuel worldwide behind gasoline and diesel. This channel will cover vehicle conversion kits, news about fleets converting their vehicles to run on propane autogas, fueling infrastructure, and the environmental benefits of using the clean-burning fuel.

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Biodiesel and Ethanol

Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural oils such as soybean and other types of vegetable oil that’s designed to work in diesel engines. Biodiesel is often blended with petroleum diesel to create fuels such as B-5 and B-20. Ethanol is used in flex-fuel engine systems and derived primarily from corn. E-85 is a blend of 85 percent denatured fuel ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

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Hydrogen – Fuel Cell Technology, Infrastructure

Fuel cell technology is an emergent power source for vehicles, and hydrogen is one of the most common sources. This channel covers fuel-cell vehicles, the development of new fuel cell technologies, hydrogen fueling stations and infrastructure, and the pros and cons of hydrogen as a fuel source for fleets.

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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more common in fleet use. This channel will cover topics such as battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), electric vehicle charging systems, battery technologies, the effect of electric vehicles on the smart grid, and fleet applications for EVs.

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Gasoline – Fuel Efficiency

The channel covers fuel-efficiency improvements to traditional gasoline-powered engines as well as emissions reduction technologies, including direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, turbocharging, and smaller displacement engines.

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Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

This channel covers new gasoline-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), hydraulic hybrid technology used in trucks, diesel-electric hybrids, hybrid vehicle battery technology, and buses and transit vehicles that use these powertrains.

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Green Operations

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FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

By Mike Antich
The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

IBM Watson Will Revolutionize Health Care: Can It Be Integrated into Fleet Processes?

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
How the VW Settlement Funding Can Benefit Your Fleet

By Joe Thompson
Part of the settlement required VW to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years, the trust will fund environmental mitigation projects that specifically reduce emissions of NOx.

Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson

Grants & Subsidies

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

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