Green Fleet – Issue

November 2014

Cover Story By Lauren Fletcher and Chris Wolski
What's New with Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

While electric vehicles have captured the imagination of the public at large, fleets continue to lag behind. In every vehicle’s future, advocates see electric potential.

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Features

Fueling Your Natural Gas Vehicle

By Rob Minton

Fleets looking to switch to natural-gas-fueled vehicles can reduce fuel costs by up to 40 percent or more. Understanding the variations in fueling station types, and how the fleet needs to fuel, can help in making the decision.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Scorecard Drives Fleet Readiness

By Shannon Brescher Shea

Several fleets discuss the benefits of a PEV scorecard to help verify current progress of programs in place and make changes based on real-world data.

How to Create a Sustainable Green Fleet Policy

By Shelley Mika

Implementing a well thought-out green fleet policy can cut both costs and emissions — yielding benefits for fleets, communities, and beyond.

Partnerships Cement Long-Term Success for Northern Colorado Duo

By Kendall Septon, NREL

The Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (NCCC) has led the way to help clean up the state’s air by helping to introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fleet vehicle fuel.

Sustainability All Stars in attendance at the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. 2014 Sustainability All-Stars Announced

By Joanne Tucker

The Sustainability All Stars of 2014 add to a growing list of fleet professionals who have demonstrated significant contributions to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies.

 

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Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich
I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

Integration of Mobility Management Into Fleet or Vice Versa?

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich
The EcoSport is Ford’s first-ever subcompact SUV sold in North America, one of the region’s fastest growing vehicle segments. The EcoSport is sold globally by Ford and the updated U.S. model is imported from Ford India.

2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

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