Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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August 24, 2016 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Acquires Largest Municipal Utility EV Fleet in State

Photo courtesy of New York Power Authority.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with Fairport Electric to create the largest municipal utility electric vehicle fleet in the state.

Tags: New York, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Audit: Indy-Vision Fleet Deal Poorly Executed

A new report from the Indianapolis Office of Audit and Performance faults the then-mayor Greg Ballard's administration for its poorly executed plan to lease 425 electric vehicles through Vision Fleet.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet, Audits

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Photo of 2016 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.

Tags: Vincentric, TCO, Audi Q5, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Toyota Avalon, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Feds Add Hybrids to Two Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

Photo of the Freightliner at Denali National Park and Preserve courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Two federal entities have added hybrid vehicles into their fleet in response to President Obama's call for tougher goals for renewable energy in federal buildings and lower emission vehicles in the federal fleet.

Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, National Parks, Lightning Systems, Federal Fleet, Sustainability, NREL, Shuttle Fleet

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS 250h for Suspension

Photo of Toyota RAV4 courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers approximately 337,000 older vehicles that need replacement rear suspension arm assemblies.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, Toyota RAV4, 2011-MY, Recalls, 2006-MY, Suspensions, Compact SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Luxury Sedans

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

GM Recalls Malibu Hybrid for Stalling

Image courtesy of GM.

The recall, which covers 534 2016 model-year cars, will allow dealers to address faulty installations of the manual service disconnect switch.

Tags: NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, 2016, Chevrolet, Recalls, Full-Size Sedans

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Details 2017 740e Plug-In Hybrid

Photo of Euro-spec 2017 740e courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 2017 740e plug-in hybrid should deliver a combined fuel economy of 64 miles per gallon equivalent and provides 14 miles of electric range, the automaker has announced.

Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, BMW 7 Series, 2017-MY

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, XL3 Hybrid System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cargo Vans

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets

August 1, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Volt Sales Reach 100,000

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet has sold 100,000 Volt plug-in hybrids in nearly six years of producing the vehicle, a development the company said shows that plug-in electric vehicles have "truly become mainstream."

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Volt

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

Tags: CARB, California, XL Hybrids, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Conversion

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus Hybrids for Air Bag Inflators

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

The recall, which covers approximately 482,000 vehicles, will address a problem with the curtain shield air bag inflator weld.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, Toyota Prius, Lexus CT 200h, Air Bags, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Prepping Luxury PHEV SUV

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will unveil a luxury SUV concept vehicle called the Ground Tourer Concept at the Paris Motor Show in the fall, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Paris Motor Show, Concept Vehicles

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse has been testing its HorseFly UAS delivery drone system for the past six months, which is launched from the roof of the E-Gen electric delivery truck. (PHOTO: Workhorse)

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

Tags: Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Drones

June 23, 2016 - Industry News

VW Discontinuing Jetta Hybrid for 2017

Photo of pink 2017 Beetle courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen will discontinue its Jetta Hybrid and offer a pink Beetle and all-wheel-drive versions of the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack for the 2017 model year, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Volkswagen, 2017-MY, Volkswagen Jetta

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Camry Adds Tech for 2017

Photo of seventh-generation Camry XLE courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has added more standard technology to its 2017 Camry in a light update after it entered its seventh generation with the 2015 refresh.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Camry, 2017-MY, Mid-Size Sedans

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

HVAC Fleet Adds Hybrid GM Vans

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Chicago-area HVAC servicer Climatemp Service Group has added four Chevrolet Express vans to its fleet that have been modified so they operate as hybrids to enhance fuel efficiency for the company, according to vehicle modifier XL Hybrids.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, Service Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Full-Size Vans

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Tags: Utilimaster, Step Vans, EUFMC

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. County Cutting Emissions With PHEVs

Napa County will continue to look at adding solar projects and recently purchased the first two plug-in hybrids for its fleet with the possibility of adding more.

Tags: California, County Fleets, GHG Phase 2

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Recieves $66M for Pacifica Hybrid Production

Photo showing the inside of the ARDC courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will receive up to C$85.8 million ($66.7 million) in grant funding from the Ontario, Canada, government to invest in the Windsor Assembly Plant that's building the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Tags: Grant Funding, Elected Leaders, FCA, Canada, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Working on Bio-Ethanol Fuel Cell System

Photo courtesy of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Nissan Motor Co. is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The SOFC fuel cells produce electricity to charge a battery from the reaction of fuels such as ethanol and natural gas with oxygen.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Biofuels, Ethanol, Fuel Cell

June 13, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz to Offer Plug-In Fuel Cell SUV

Mercedes-Benz will offer a plug-in electric fuel-cell GLC SUV in 2017 in the U.S. that will provide about 310 miles (500 kilometers) of range as calculated by European standards as part of an aggressive push into electrification, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

June 10, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

Tags: Toyota, Fleet Incentives, 2017-MY

June 10, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Updates 2017-MY Sedans, i3 EVs

Photo of the 2017 i3 94Ah courtesy of BMW.

BMW is updating several models with new engines and adding new standard and optional equipment to its vehicles for the 2017 model year, the automaker announced.

Tags: BMW, Pricing, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, Luxury Sedans

 

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