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June 8, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Sets 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of sixth-generation 528i courtesy of BMW.

BMW will offer incentives for 14 of its 2017 model-year vehicles and the six MINI models under its national corporate fleet program through participating dealers.

Tags: BMW, Mini Cooper, Fleet Incentives, 2017-MY

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

LR chassis has a retrofitted Wrightspeed Route turbine-electric system instead of a conventional diesel or natural gas engine and transmission. Photo: Mack Trucks Inc.

Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Fleets

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Yale Considers Carbon Tax for Fleet

Photo of Yale University Shuttle courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Yale University launched a self-imposed carbon tax program earlier this year that levies charges against a number of its departments regarding the amount of carbon used, which is something the university is considering applying to its fleet.

Tags: University Fleets, XL Hybrids, Paratransit, Emissions Reduction, Taxation

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Develops Hybrid Paratransit Shuttle

Photo of GM cutaway buses courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has provided its newly-developed hybrid electric low-floor shuttle to ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, an Indiana-based small- and medium-duty bus manufacturer, for paratransit fleets.

Tags: Shuttle Bus, XL Hybrids, Paratransit

June 1, 2016 - Global News

PSA Group Outlines Strategy for Future Hybrids and EVs

Photo: PSA Group

PSA Group recently presented its new electrification strategy at the Innovation Day. In order to meet all its customers’ mobility and usage needs, PSA Group said it is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms.

Tags: Europe, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, PSA Group

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Fusion Energi Plug-In Can Travel 610 Miles

Photo of 2017 Fusion courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2017 model year Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid can travel an EPA-rated 610 miles on a single charge and full tank of gasoline, a nearly 11% increase over the outgoing model.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Ford Fusion Energi, 2017-MY

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Tags: Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets, Step Vans, Lightning Systems

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

EV Tax Credit Would Boost N.C.'s GDP

Establishing a $2,500 tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles in North Carolina would boost the state’s GDP by $52 million over the next 16 years, says a new study.

Tags: North Carolina, Taxation, Tax Credits, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Specialty Firm Announces New Electric Road Tractor

Nikola One's components sit low on the frame and at the wheels for excellent stability, the company says. Composite body panels offer strength and are light in weight. Image: Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, New Vehicles

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Google to Test Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' engineers will integrate Google's self-driving technology into the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan under a new partnership between the automaker and tech giant.

Tags: Google, Autonomous Vehicles, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 21, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Planning Aggressive Electrification Rollout

Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo hopes to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025 and will roll out at least two hybrid versions of each model to achieve it, the automaker announced.

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

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Honda Adds Clarity PHEV, EV

Honda's John Mendel, executive vice president, announces the 2017 Accord Hybrid and Clarity series of electrified vehicles. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda sell plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sedans under its Clarity nameplate in 2017 as siblings to its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle with the same name.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Honda's 2017 Accord Hybrid Reaches 49 MPG City

Photo of 2017 Accord Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda revealed the 2017 Accord Hybrid, featuring a powertrain with the highest EPA fuel economy ratings of any midsize hybrid sedan, and announced that it will be launched this spring.

Tags: Honda, Honda Accord, 2017-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Fuel Economy

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. County Contracts with Zipcar for Motor Pool

Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Calif., Fleet Services, has entered into an agreement to use Local Motion by Zipcar for its motor pool fleet. Zipcar announced the new car sharing product last week.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Zipcar, Carsharing, Utilization, Battery-Electric Vehicles, County Fleets, Motor Pools, Local Motion

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

Consumers Have Positive View of Hybrids, EVs

Consumer attitudes toward plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles have have reached a point where more than half of respondents to a new survey said they believed PHEVs are as good or better than gasoline vehicles.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Consumer Reports, Vehicle Purchasing, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

April 18, 2016 - Product News

XL Hybrids' XL Link Measures Fleet Vehicle Performance

Image courtesy of XL Hybrids, Inc.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has introduced XL Link, a cloud-based data analytics system that measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance, and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in fleet gasoline-electric hybrids.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Analytics, Cloud-Based Technology, Mobile Apps, Big Data

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

LiDAR Illuminates Autonomous Fusion Hybrid at Night

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has been testing a LiDAR sensor system with its autonomous Fusion Hybrid that illuminates the vehicle for night driving, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Night Driving

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

Best Buy Rolls Out 1,000 Hybrids for Geek Squad

Photo courtesy of Best Buy.

Best Buy has added 1,000 Toyota Prius C hybrids to its Geek Squad fleet to replace the Volkswagen Beetle cars in a fleet that logs more than 13,000 daily trips to service electronics at residences.

Tags: Toyota, Best Buy, Toyota Prius, Subcompact Cars, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Branding

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Paccar, Class 6

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Prius Captures Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Prius a Top Safety Pick+ award winner after the car excels in crashworthiness evaluations.

Tags: Toyota, IIHS, Crash Tests, Toyota Prius, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY

March 24, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Genesis Reveals Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept Car

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor Global.

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, revealed a hybrid sports sedan concept car dubbed the "New York Concept" at the New York International Auto Show. The concept car hints at future Genesis design direction, according to the company.

Tags: Hyundai Genesis, Concept Vehicles, New York Auto Show

March 24, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Acura MDX Refresh Includes Hybrid Model

Photo of 2017 MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura is refreshing its three-row MDX mid-size SUV for 2017, and will introduce a hybrid model as the third with the nameplate. Acura showed the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Acura, Luxury SUVs, 2017-MY, New York Auto Show

March 23, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota's Plug-In Prius Prime 26% More Efficient

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, photo courtesy of the automaker.

Toyota's next-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, called the Prius Prime, improves fuel efficiency by 26% over the outgoing model with an estimated 120 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), Toyota announced at the New York Auto Show.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Prius, New York Auto Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2016-MY

March 23, 2016 - Industry News

Hyundai Debuts Electrified Ioniq Trio for 2017

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai is introducing not one, not two, but three electrified compact sedans for the 2017 model year, including a 110-mile EV, plug-in hybrid, and traditional hybrid, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Hyundai, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Ioniq, 2017-MY, New York Auto Show

 

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