Green Fleet – Issue

July 2013

Cover Story By Sean Lyden
The State of Alt-Fuel Refueling Infrastructure in the U.S.

The experts are bullish on the future of the availability of public alt-fuel refueling infrastructure. Fleets will be among the prime drivers of the growth.

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Features

Sharing Vehicles for a Leaner, Greener Fleet

By Staff

When properly implemented, a vehicle-sharing program enables fleets to eliminate underutilized vehicles — and the costs associated with them — freeing up cash to acquire newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles that are better for the environment and the bottom line.

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?

Unified Government Relies on Propane to Meet Green Goals

By Cheryl Knight

Converting some of its public transportation vehicles to propane autogas, including several paratransit buses, is expected to save the UG fleet more than $100,000 per year in fuel costs.

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC)’s Tom McGrath (standing) presents a fuel economy workshop to employees of the City of Burlington, Vt. Stretching Every Gallon in Vermont

By Staff

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition is helping fleets boost fuel economy through driver training.

The Green Fleet Conference features cutting-edge keynote speakers. Fleet Professionals to Gather at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix

By Staff

Fleet professionals will gather at the largest green fleet conference to discuss alternative fuels and automotive technological advancements.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board Recognizably and Certifiably Green

By Shelley Mika

Eugene Water & Electric Board achieved national recognition and continues its legacy of care for the community and the environment.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

By Mike Antich
The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

IBM Watson Will Revolutionize Health Care: Can It Be Integrated into Fleet Processes?

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown
Data is driving fleet decisions more than ever. Whether it’s big data or small data, fleet management is becoming less of an art every day and more of a science.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
How the VW Settlement Funding Can Benefit Your Fleet

By Joe Thompson
Part of the settlement required VW to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years, the trust will fund environmental mitigation projects that specifically reduce emissions of NOx.

Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson