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January 24, 2011

EPA, DOT, and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced that they will work on a single timeframe, with a deadline of Sept. 1, 2011, for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

December 28, 2010

GM Lays Out the Plan for Fleet

In July 2009, General Motors was reborn with four core brands and an eye toward the future. GM’s executive director, Fleet & Commerical Operations, Brian Small, discusses how a leaner — and greener — GM plans to meet the needs of commercial buyers in the years to come.

November 23, 2010

Nissan LEAF EPA-Rated 'Best' in Class for Fuel Efficiency & Environment

FRANKLIN, TN - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its fuel-economy label for the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF, rating the vehicle to be "best" in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and "best" for the environment.

November 11, 2010

DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON - Overall, the best fuel economy performers are hybrids, but the 2011 fuel economy leaders also include fuel efficient clean diesels as well as gasoline models.

November 4, 2010

2011 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for 2011 model-year vehicles.

October 27, 2010

DOT, EPA Propose the Nation's First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses.

October 26, 2010

Ford’s $850M Investment to Help Boost Fuel Economy

DETROIT - Ford announced plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company's commitment to upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy.

October 15, 2010

EPA & DOT Seek Feedback on Proposed Fuel Economy Labels

CHICAGO - EPA and DOT are holding public hearings to get input on the labels before picking a final design. The next public hearing will be in Los Angeles on Oct. 21.

October 5, 2010

EPA, NHTSA Announce Plans for Tougher GHG & Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON - The agencies announced they will begin the process of developing tougher greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks built in model-years 2017 through 2025.

September 2, 2010

GM Launches 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

DETROIT - The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, arriving at U.S. dealerships this month, will offer class-leading standard safety features and improved fuel economy.

September 2, 2010

New Fuel Economy Labels Proposed by EPA, DOT

The goal of the new fuel economy labels is to provide simple, straightforward energy and environmental comparisons across all types of vehicles, including electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, according to the agencies.

August 12, 2010

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

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.

August 5, 2010

Hyundai Lineup to Average 50 mpg by 2025

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - Hyundai Motor America announced plans to maintain its leadership and achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 miles per gallon by 2025 for its lineup of passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

July 27, 2010

UPS Raises Fleet Fuel Efficiency Goal 20% by 2020

ATLANTA - UPS has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon performance of its entire U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020.

June 17, 2010

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at 41/36 MPG

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's final fuel economy certification was completed this week, and the vehicle will carry an EPA label of 41 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg on the highway when it goes on sale this fall.

June 10, 2010

Chrysler’s Eight-Speed Transmission to Boost MPG

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler's eight-speed transmission, set to premiere in 2013, will help boost fuel economy and reduce emissions, according to the automaker.

June 10, 2010

Allegheny County to Stick to 4-Cylinder Models

PITTSBURGH - Switching fleet vehicles to four-cylinder models is just one part of a recommended strategy to help decrease the county government's overall carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water usage by 20 percent by 2015.

May 20, 2010

All-New Ford Fiesta Tops Class in Fuel Economy

The 2011 Fiesta received an Environmental Protection Agency certified 40 mpg rating, which is 5 mpg better than the Honda Fit and 4 mpg better than the Toyota Yaris.

May 7, 2010

Del-Air Wins NAFA Award by Boosting Fleet Fuel Mileage 10%

DETROIT - Bob Adamsky, fleet manager for Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, helped increase his fleet's fuel mileage by 10 percent, lowered fleet emissions, and enhanced driver safety by limiting his vehicles' top speeds.

April 29, 2010

Fields: Ford’s Fleet Focus is Fuel Efficiency

In an online press conference on April 22, Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas and Kevin Koswick, director of North American fleet operations, outlined Ford’s fleet strategy and product plans for 2010 and beyond.



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