Green Fleet – Issue

July 2014

Cover Story By Stephane Babcock
Evolving Alt-Fuel Infrastructure

The current state of alternative-fuel infrastructure continues to evolve thanks to market-driven policies, emerging fuels and technologies, and government and manufacturer collaborations.

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Features

Buyers of the Cadillac ELR (above), Chevrolet Volt or Chevrolet Spark EV receive a ChargePoint card that allows access to more than 17,000 charging stations nationwide, most of them at Cadillac Offers ELRs Access to Charging Stations

By Shelley Mika

Cadillac partnered with ChargePoint to offer ELR drivers access to more than 17,000 charging stations worldwide— making it easier for luxury car drivers to power their EVs.

The CEI Group has worked with its 4,000-shop network to repair more than 1,200 electric vehicles, including this Chevrolet Volt. Photo: The CEI Group CEI Hits All-Electric Vehicle Repair Milestone

Repairing all-electric vehicles poses extreme hazards for technicians. If not handled correctly, repairing one of these vehicles could result in an electrical shock.

The FirstElement Fuel Management Team — (L-R) Shane Stephens-Romero, Joel Ewanick, and Tim Brown — is working closely with Toyota to expand fuel cell adoption in Califo Toyota Helps Advance Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

By Cheryl Knight

Toyota Motor Sales supports California's hydrogen fueling initiative by dedicating funds to FirstElement Fuel, which will build 19 public stations.

Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director Kellie Walsh (left) and Indiana Rep. Randy Frye (far right) celebrate passage of legislation to support the use of alternative fuels. Indiana CNG Tax Break Earns Recognition

By Ernest Tucker

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition worked with a state representative to boost fleet incentives to use natural-gas vehicles.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Secretary Lynn Peterson charges up WSDOT’s first Nissan LEAF. The state expects to realize more than $2,500 per EV over their operational Washington State DOT Increases Alt-Fuel Fleet with New EVs

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has become the first state agency in the nation to ink a deal to acquire five of the all-new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles.

NW Natural will test new CNG tank technology from EnerG2 to see whether it’s viable in real-world scenarios, particularly for fleet applications. Photo: NW Natural NW Natural to Test 'Absorbed' Storage Systems

By Joanne Tucker

Natural gas tanks and compressors have been fairly standardized in the past few years due to the pressure needed to fill an on-board tank. But, a new tank could drastically change the market.

Fleets See the Bottom-Line Benefit of Going Green

By Chris Wolski

Fleets across the board have seen the operational and bottom-line benefits of going green. With several years behind them, fleets have learned sustainability involves being flexible and analytical.

PG&E has been testing the plug-in pickups and vans from VIA Motors, and plans to make additional purchases. Photos courtesy of VIA. Fleets Testing VIA Motors' Electric Hybrids

By Paul Clinton

The vehicle modifier is expanding production of its extended-range vehicles to meet the growing demand from fleet customers, who are lining up and ready to commit to the hybrid-electric work vehicles.

Lessons Learned from Clean Cities Community EV Readiness Projects

By Stephane Babcock

With the help of Clean Cities, communities in 24 states learned what it takes to create an electric vehicle infrastructure to meet the growing demand of this next-generation alt-fuel option.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich
There is a difference between a well-managed fleet and a best-in-class fleet. A “best-in-class fleet” is one that represents the top-tier performance level in its specific industry segment.

Exceptions Are the Fatal Flaw to Fleet Policy

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By Paul Clinton
Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling.

2017 Genesis G80

By Paul Lim

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson
Everyone’s experience on the job is different, but, in general, careers tend to progress along a common path.

Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

By Joe Thompson