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2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

For the 2017 model year, the Ford Fusion added 20 driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and the Ford SYNC3 Infotainment system. It is available with several hybrid options.

Hyattsville Police unveiled its newest patrol car at local car shows during National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, D.C., area before being deployed in mid-September. Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Police Department

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services & electric vehicles project manager for the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland, believes his agency has the first Chevrolet Bolt patrol vehicle in the country.

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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.

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What’s Your Future Fleet Strategy?

While large scale deployment of autonomous vehicles won’t happen anytime soon, it’s important for fleets to formulate their game plans now.

Director of Fleet Procurement Mike Casteel says UPS has “a lot of experience with propane autogas,” including running over 2,000 propane-powered package cars in the U.S. and Canada. iStockPhoto

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Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.

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Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

Tesla has filed a patent for a hoist system capable of swapping out electric vehicle battery packs in less than 15 minutes. Image via Tesla

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Could Tesla Solve EV Range Issues With Battery Swapping System?

Tesla filed for a patent on a high-speed battery replacement system for electric vehicles that would quickly swap out a spent battery with fully charged one. Could this be the key to solving charging time and EV range issues?

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Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

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Wash. State Expects BEVs to Reduce Fleet Costs

Do electric vehicles really cost less to own than gasoline and hybrid vehicles? The State of Washington thinks so — it spent nearly $4,000 less for a Chevrolet Bolt EV in comparison to a hybrid sedan.

Photo of Tesla Model X SUV courtesy of Green Commuter.

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Green Commuter Offers Tesla SUVs to Vanpool Users

Through its proprietary technology, Green Commuter is giving its van pool users the ability to rent out their vehicles to neighboring companies that want to supplement their fleets with an additional vehicle during the day.

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