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May 2017, Automotive Fleet - Feature

ADP Converts North American Sales Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Ford Fusion Hybrids account for 78% of ADP’s North American sales fleet. These vehicles achieve about 44 mpg in the city and 41 on highways. Photo courtesy of arvind govindaraj via creative commons

By Eric Gandarilla

Four years ago, ADP began converting its fleet to more fuel-efficient and less-polluting vehicles. Eventually, the company decided to convert its entire fleet to hybrid-electric vehicles.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Alternative Fuels, ADP, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2017, Automotive Fleet - Feature

Interview: BMW North America's Corporate Sales Manager

BMW 5 Series sedan M Sport, photos courtesy of BMW

By Mike Antich

BMW is a global fleet provider with operations in almost every country. BMW wants to expand its fleet market share in the U.S. by implementing an aggressive fleet strategy.

Tags: BMW, Mini Cooper, Fleet Sales, Selector Lists, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Executive Vehicles, Q&A

October 2016, Government Fleet - Feature

Hyundai’s New Offerings Go Green

By Roselynne Reyes

The automaker has ventured into alternative powertrain vehicles with its latest collection of hybrid, electric, and fuel cell models.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

November 2014, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

What's New with Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

By Lauren Fletcher and Chris Wolski

While electric vehicles have captured the imagination of the public at large, fleets continue to lag behind. In every vehicle’s future, advocates see electric potential.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2014, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Testing VIA Motors' Electric Hybrids

PG&E has been testing the plug-in pickups and vans from VIA Motors, and plans to make additional purchases. Photos courtesy of VIA.

By Paul Clinton

The vehicle modifier is expanding production of its extended-range vehicles to meet the growing demand from fleet customers, who are lining up and ready to commit to the hybrid-electric work vehicles.

Tags: PG&E, Verizon, VIA Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Full-Size Vans

February 2014, Automotive Fleet - Feature

Coca-Cola's Hybrid Delivery Vans Bring Fuel Savings

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

By Stephane Babcock

Coca-Cola partnered with XL Hybrids to upfit 100 Chevrolet Express service vans with the XL3 parallel hybrid-electric drive system. The new system will increase the miles the beverage company is able to drive per gallon by 20 to 25 percent.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers, Delivery Fleets, Coca-Cola, Case Studies

September 2013, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

2014-MY Expands Fleets' OEM Green Options

2014-MY Ford F-150 CNG

By Lauren Fletcher

The 2014 model-year will see all-new hybrid, electric, extended-range electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel, and even some highly fuel-efficient gasoline models.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas, Extended-Range Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, MY 2014, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 2013, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

FedEx Sets New Environmental Goal

FedEx is using hybrid-electric and other alt-fuel vehicles to achieve its 2020 sustainability goals of 30-percent increased fuel efficiency.

By Chris Wolski

The package delivery giant exceeds its initial 2020 sustainability goals nearly eight years early through a combination of rightsizing, eco-driving techniques, and innovation. The company has upped its environmental ante by 50 percent.

Tags: FedEx, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2013, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Roi? The New Class

By Chris Brown

There are more hybrid models than ever before, but is the return on investment gap shrinking for fleets?

Tags: ICE models, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 2013, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

On the Road to Clean Air in The Mile-High City

The City and County of Denver fleet was among the first in the country to incorporate hybrid-electric vehicles into its operations. Photo: Pat Corkery, NREL.

By Julie Sutor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Denver is home to the country’s second-oldest Clean Cities coalition, which draws on 20 years’ worth of expertise and partnerships to reduce petroleum use.

Tags: biodiesel, Clean Cities, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2012, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

The Business Case for Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

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While the up-front investment may be high, hybrid-electric power makes financial sense for some medium-duty fleets. Find out if your fleet is one of them.

Tags: Maintenance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2012, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Which Hybrids Payback the Quickest

After five years and 15,000 miles of driving per year, are there any hybrids that actually have a lower cost of ownership than their gasoline-engine counterparts?

Tags: Vincentric, Toyota Prius, Lexus CT 200h, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2012, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

UPS 'Fills Up' on Fuel-Saving Practices

By Grace Suizo

Environmental conservation — powered by telematics, route optimization, and alternative-fuel vehicles and technologies — saved UPS 85 million miles of driving time in 2011.

Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 2012, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Evaluating Medium-Duty Truck Alternative-Fuel Technologies

By Sean Lyden

When it comes to alternative-fuel systems for medium-duty (Class 4-7) trucks, one size does not fit all. Fleets have five green options to consider.

Tags: biodiesel, Propane Autogas, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2011, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How Much Green Does It Take to Go Green? Preparing & Understanding AFV Lifecycle Costs

By David Wurster

By comparing the TCO of diesel, E-85, CNG, hybrid, and electric vehicle options with similar gasoline-fueled vehicles, fleet managers can determine the total cost of integrating alt-fuel vehicles into the fleet.

Tags: Lifecycle Costs, Alternative-fuel vehicles, diesel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 2011, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

UPS Trademark Brown Delivery Trucks Go Green

Since its founding in 1907, UPS has been looking for the most efficient ways to operate. In 1998, it was the first package delivery company to employ hybrid-electric vehicles. Over the years, the comp

By Shelley Mika

With the purchase of 130 hybrid-electric vehicles, the package delivery company grows its alternative-fuel vehicle fleet and increases its dedication to a “green” fleet.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Gas vs. Hybrids: Which is Better Suited for Your Fleet?

By Grace Suizo

When considering the addition of hybrid vehicles to fleet, it’s important to make sure the financial aspects of these eco-friendly models meet your specific needs without going over budget.

Tags: Vincentric, Fuel Economy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer to produce a similar gas-, hybrid- and diesel-powered model, the ML350, ML450H and ML350CDI. The diesel model has the best lifecycle cost of the group.

By Chris Brown

Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.

Tags: Vincentric, Lifecycle Costs, diesel vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2010, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

State Farm Commits to a Green Fleet

By Shelley Mika

From its first Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle to a current fleet of more than 350 hybrid-electric vehicles, plus the use of van pools and energy-efficient buildings, State Farm is committed to reducing emissions.

Tags: State Farm, Insurance Fleets, Toyota Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Deploy Kenworth T370 Hybrid as Green Work Horse

By Cindy Brauer

From Massachusetts to Hawaii and in-between, Kenworth's Class 7 hybrid provides fuel savings and subsequent emissions reductions for a variety of medium-duty truck applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How Retrofitting Fits in Today’s Fleets

By Chad Simon

Manufacturing hybrid-electric chassis since 2001, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. now retrofits older medium-duty diesel trucks with new engines and hybrid systems for fleet use.

Tags: Retrofit, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Small Fleets Plugging In

By Chris Brown

All-electric and plug-in hybrid electric work vehicles are on the horizon in configurations that make sense for small fleets.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Freightliner, Electric Vehicles International, Bright Automotive, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

2010 Prius Raises More than Its Roof

2010-model Toyota Prius

By Grace Lauron

In addition to a newly shaped roof designed to provide more headroom for backseat passengers, the 2010 model also boasts a higher combined fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon.

Tags: Prius, 2010-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Coca-Cola Enterprises Invests Big in Hybrid Trucks

By Shelley Mika

With a total of 327 hybrid trucks and diesel-electric tractor trailers, the Coke products bottler deploys the largest hybrid truck fleet in North America.

Tags: Kenworth, diesel-electric, Coca-Cola, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Green Mountain Power Deploys First Hybrid Bucket Truck

Green Mountain Power’s new hybrid bucket truck can run on batteries up to 20 minutes when the truck is parked and the bucket is in operation.

By Grace Lauron

GMP has improved fuel mileage 25 percent through the purchase of smaller vehicles and hybrids, and conversions of two hybrids to plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

'RydeGreen' Hybrid Trucks Maximize Fuel & Minimize Costs

Ryder RydeGreen Truck

By Grace Lauron

Ryder’s approach to improving fleet fuel efficiency helps fleets reap the bottom-line benefits of going green.

Tags: Ryder System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Large Trucks: the Road to Viability

By Chad Simon

Through the support of WestStart-CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum, 13 utility fleets became early adopters of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck technology. Fleet managers report substantial fuel savings and few maintenance issues, though greater production is needed to drive premiums down.

Tags: FPL, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, HTUF, Southern California Edison, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Northwest Agencies Partner to Purchase Hybrid Trucks

By Joe Bohn

A consortium of 14 local and state government agencies uses its combined purchasing power to negotiate favorable pricing for medium-duty hybrid trucks. The group also aims to promote the availability of the new technology.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2009, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Constable Fleet Saves Through Alternative Fuel

By Mike Scott

The Clark County Constable owns its fleet of 21 hybrids and plans to invest in other alternative-fuel options. The unit’s success can be duplicated by other public fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

SC Johnson Shifts to Hybrid Fleet for Sales Force

By Steve Bennett

SC Johnson’s latest environmental initiative has been embraced by its sales force. Nearly two-thirds of the sales fleet’s 2008 spring orders were for hybrids. Approximately 14 percent of the sales fleet now consists of hybrids.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

New Work Engines of Tomorrow

By Dan Kratz

From hybrids to electric vehicles, it is important to have the right fuel to drive down fuel costs.

Tags: biodiesel, UPS, Hydrogen, Freightliner, WorkStar, Biomethane, Work Trucks, Compressed Natural Gas, Greenhouse Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Freightliner M2e Hybrid Gets Down to Business

By Grace Lauron

With improved fuel economy, lower emissions, extended brake wear, and reduced idle time, Freightliner’s Business Class M2e Hybrid offers fleets a “clean” way to get the job done.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Large Trucks: The Road to Viability

By Chad Simon

Through the support of WestStart CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum, 13 utility fleets became early adopters of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck technology. Fleet managers report substantial fuel savings and few maintenance issues, though greater production is needed to drive premiums down.

Tags: CALSTART, HTUF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

FedEx Implements Green Fleet Initiative

By Joe Bohn

FedEx’s diverse environmental efforts range throughout its operation, with commercial hybrids dominating the company’s attention.

Tags: Isuzu, Eaton, Iveco, EDF, Azure Dynamics, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Fleets Go Green Without Going Broke

By Cheryl Knight

Alt-fuel vehicle pioneers Verizon, UPS, and Coca-Cola, among others, implement cost-conscious green fleet initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints. Through pilot testing and monitoring, their programs operate as models for others.

Tags: LNG, Wal-Mart, UPS, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Technology Focus Moves to Medium Duty

Freightliner is developing a hybrid drive system for trucks such as this beverage delivery truck.

By Paul Dexler

Medium-duty trucks tend to be used for short-haul, stop-and-go delivery, and trash hauling service, all ideal for hybrid technology. Eaton Corp. has teamed with several manufacturers to develop the trucks.

Tags: Paccar, FedEx, UPS, Eaton, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Johnson & Johnson Cares About Going 'Green'

By Lisajoyce Vergara

With a fleet vehicle goal of 36.4 mpg, Johnson & Johnson’s U.S. fleet operations strategies include use of hybrid and alt-fuel vehicles and encouraging changes in driver behavior.

Tags: Strategies, Greenhouse Gas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

By Paul Dexler

GM & Chrysler introduce new two-mode hybrid systems in their full-sized SUVs. From city driving to hauling heavy loads, the systems provide optimum gearing for any purpose.

Tags: Chrysler, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Corporate Fleets Embrace the 'Green'

PepsiCo-FritoLay is one of several fleets employing hybrid-electric trucks as part of corporate green initiatives.

By Grace Lauron

Private sector fleets are taking on more social responsibility with green fleet initiatives.

Tags: Prius, SECURA, Environmentally Friendly, Ford Escape, FedEx, UPS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, FPL, Novartis, PepsiCo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Coca-Cola, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Hybrid Lift Truck Helps Utilities Clean the Air

Odyne partnered with utility equipment manufacturer Dueco to develop an electric-powered aerial lift truck that can operate up to eight hours on one charge.

By Staff

On the job, lift trucks often have to spend the day idling. A plug-in hybrid lift truck can cut much of that fuel use and emissions, while maintaining complete usability.

Tags: Odyne, Lift truck, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 2008, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

How Will Future Residual Values Impact Hybrid

By Paul Fortin

While hybrids can reduce fleet fuel expense, the two other major fleet expenses — maintenance/repair and depreciation — must also be considered to determine if hybrids are the answer to reducing overall fleet costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Depreciation, Residual Values, Lifecycle Costs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Toshiba America Medical Systems Fleet Goes Green

By Cheryl Knight

After incorporating Toyota Camry Hybrids into its fleet, the medical systems provider will decrease its carbon footprint and save $3K-$4K in fuel costs during each vehicle’s lifecycle.

Tags: Toyota, Toshiba, Toyota Camry, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Strategies for Hybrid Vehicle Purchase Tax Incentives

By Mike Scott

Public sector fleets are not aware of potential tax credits and how to work with dealers to negotiate lower prices. Tax credits are available, and here’s how fleets can utilize them.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Federal Grants, EPA

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Bausch & Lomb Expands its Vision of Alt-Fuel/

Saturn VUE Hybrid

By Cheryl Knight

Bausch & Lomb has deployed flex-fuel, hybrid, and four-cylinder vehicles into its fleet, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut fleet costs.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Secura to Expand Fleet's Alt-Fuel Profile

Secura Insurance plans to transition its fleet vehicle composition to 90-percent Ford Escape Hybrids and a  smattering of E-85 vehicles.”

By Chad Simon

In addition to replacing its remaining conventionally powered vehicles with hybrids, Secura Insurance plans to delve into the world of ethanol.

Tags: SECURA, E-85, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Panda Express Has Hybrids 'To Go'

By Lisajoyce Vergara

The privately held Panda Restaurant Group is stepping up its environmentally conscious efforts by switching its fleet to the Toyota Prius.

Tags: Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

PepsiCo Goes for the Green

PepsiCo's fleet includes hybrid delivery trucks.

By Grace Lauron

As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability, PepsiCo’s shift to hybrid vehicles reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Sustainability, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 2007, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

Could Your Next Work Truck Be a Hybrid?

The Freightliner hybrid prototype integrates the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) system with hydraulics for electric power takeoff (ePTO) operation.

By Terry Parkhurst

In addition to the environmental benefits, medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck tests show promise in stop-and-go situations and those that require auxiliary power generation in urban environments. But will costs come down to make them feasible for general use?

Tags: Work Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

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