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December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Utility Electrifies its Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Paul Krueger

San Diego Gas & Electric (Calif.) is expanding its use of alternative fuels with more electrified vehicles for its fleet and more EV charging stations for its customers.

Tags: Bucket Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Light-Duty Trucks

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota's New Powertrains Reduce Fuel Consumption

Photo of 2.5L engine courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has developed a more efficient four-cylinder engine, two transmissions, and a next-generation hybrid powertrain, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Toyota, Engines, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Wards Names 10 Best Engines of 2017

Schematic courtesy of FCA US.

Wards Auto picked seven turbocharged engines and three hybrid-electric motors as its top powerplants for the 2017 model year.

Tags: Wards Auto, Engines, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

Tags: Vans, New York City, XL Hybrids, Emissions Reduction

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse to Present Working Hybrid Pickup Concept

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. will present a working concept truck of the W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck for fleet usage, at the ACT Expo conference from May 1 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Workhorse, Light-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, EPA, Fuel Economy, Minivans, 2017-MY, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Toyota RAV4 Adds Standard Safety Package

Photo of 2017 RAV4 Hybrid Limited courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's safety package becomes standard on all RAV4 models for the 2017 model year, and the nameplate also adds premium and sporty models, Toyota has announced.

Tags: Toyota, Active Safety Systems, Toyota RAV4, 2017-MY

November 25, 2016 - Global News

Lightning Hybrids Names Director of International Business Development


Lightning Hybrids has hired Ross MacKerron as its director of international business development for Lightning Hybrids International (LHI). He will be based in the United Kingdom.

Tags: United Kingdom, New Hire, Lightning Systems

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Seattle Increases Fuel Efficiency with Hybrid Ambulances

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

The City of Seattle has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in its hybrid ambulance vehicles.

Tags: Fuel Savings, Ambulances, First Responders, XL Hybrids, Seattle, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Hyundai Offers Subscription-Based Vehicle Ownership

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai will offer a subscription-based approach to vehicle ownership with its 2017 Ioniq Electric sedan that will allow customers to acquire the vehicle for a fixed monthly fee that covers all costs of ownership, Hyundai announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Tags: Hyundai, Preventive Maintenance, L.A. Auto Show, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, Hyundai Ioniq, Dealers, Subscription Services

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets Can Reduce Costs by 25% with EVs

This map shows Public Fleet Pilot Project rebates disbursed through August. Image via Center for Sustainable Energy

Fleets can save up to 25% of the total cost of ownership over the life of a vehicle by replacing select cars with plug-in electric vehicles, according to a report from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Tags: Grant Funding, CARB, California, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 15, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Cadillac's 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive 400 Miles

Photo of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of GM.

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid variant of its CT6 flagship sedan that will offer more than 400 miles of driving range when it goes on sale in the spring, Cadillac has announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Cadillac, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Cadillac CT6

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Provides 530 Miles of Range

Photo by Paul Clinton.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will provide 30 miles of electric driving and 530 miles of range when it arrives in early 2017 as the only plug-in hybrid minivan available in the U.S. market, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, L.A. Auto Show, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Feds Set Sound Requirements for Hybrids, EVs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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

Tags: U.S. DOT, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Pedestrians

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cintas to Test Hybrid Step Van in Cincinnati

Cintas Corp. will test a Workhorse Group Inc. E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step van in its delivery fleet during a six-month field test in Cincinnati, the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Step Vans, Cintas, Delivery Fleets

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Unveils New Hybrid-Electric Drivetrain

Graphic courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a new hybrid-electric drive system called e-POWER that's based on electric vehicle technology used in the Nissan LEAF, the company announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Tags: Workhorse, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Large Pickups, Duke Energy, City of Orlando, Workhorse W-15

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Local Governments Partner with White House for EV Adoption

Photo courtesy of Ford.

State and local governments have joined the White House in a broad-based agreement to boost adoption of electrified vehicles by committing to purchase more plug-in electric vehicles for their fleets.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, U.S. DOT, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Seattle, Los Angeles, City of Atlanta, City of Columbus

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Public Utility Expands PHEV Fleet

Photo via Wikimedia.

Sacramento County's Municipal Utility District (Calif.) will expand its plug-in electric vehicle fleet to include 27 sedans, 21 trouble trucks with electrified buckets, and 16 electric lift trucks by the end of 2017.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Sacramento County, Utility Trucks, EV Charging Stations

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Reaches 160 MPH in Utah

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

A race-prepared Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype reached a top speed of 160 mph at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and set a land-speed record in the hybrid category, Hyundai announced.

Tags: Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai, Bonneville Salt Flats, Speed Record, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 26, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Mini Updates Countryman with Plug-In for 2017

Photo of 2017 Countryman courtesy of Mini.

Mini will offer a second-generation Countryman for the 2017 model year as a trio of variants that include the first plug-in hybrid and two gasoline models.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mini Cooper, Entry Luxury Cars, 2017-MY

October 24, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Showing PHEV Lineup in L.A.

Photo of 2017 740e courtesy of BMW.

BMW will show its three plug-in hybrids and its updated 2017 model-year vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker has announced.

Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY



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