Green Fleet – Issue

August 2015

Cover Story By Ernie Tucker
Expanding Alt-Fuel Opportunities in Tenn.

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) is finding ways to help clear the air in the home of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Features

Overall, compressed natural gas prices are not subject to as much fluctuation due to the breakdown of its pricing. Source: VNG Co. The Economics of Natural Gas Vehicles

By Rob Minton

When considering an alternative-fuel vehicle option, such as natural gas, there may be some additional up-front costs; however, overall lifecycle costs are proving the decision to be a sound option.

Todd Mouw (far left) of ROUSH CleanTech and AmeriPride Fleet Manager Banny Allison (third from left) were on hand to unveil the fleet’s new propane-autogas step vans. The company will be adding 20 of these vans to its California operations. Photo by Chris Wolski. AmeriPride Takes Next Step with Propane Autogas

By Chris Wolski

The textile and rental supply company’s alt-fuel fleet program is part of its wider sustainability efforts, and the company has plans to continue testing new technologies and growing the program

PG&E’s Class 5 plug-in hybrid electric bucket truck, developed in partnership with Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI), features up to 40 miles all-electric range. Photo courtesy of PG&E. PG&E Electrifies Its Sustainability Efforts

By Adam Pringle

The San Francisco-based energy provider expanded its electric vehicle charging efforts and released a Class 5 plug-in hybrid electric bucket truck.

 

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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

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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