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Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder. Photo by Kelly Bracken.

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects to Ed Bobit at a memorial service, honoring the Bobit Business Media founder and chairman as a publishing force known for his tough-but-fair approach to business and family.

Video: Nissan LEAF Reduces Carbon Footprint During Manufacturing

When it comes to assembling a Nissan LEAF, the company prides itself on reducing its carbon footprint by using recycled materials in its construction.

Elio Motors Launches Fleet Sales Division

Elio Motors has developed a fleet sales division to capitalize on growing interest from rental companies, businesses and municipalities.

Clean Diesels Claim 33% of On-Highway Market

More than one-third of all medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines.

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Video: Environmental Protestors Modifying Trucks to Spew Soot

A group of anti-environmentalists and truck enthusiasts have been modifying their diesel truck engines with smoke stack kits so their vehicles release thick clouds of black soot onto bystanders or Prius drivers.

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Volvo's 2015 XC90 PHEV Gets 400 HP

Volvo will offer a plug-in hybrid electric model of its XC90 flagship luxury SUV that's expected to generate 400 horsepower, the automaker has announced.

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Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1, becoming the first state to mandate sales of the B-10 blend.

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Police Pursuit with Stolen Tesla Ends in Fiery Accident

A vehicle pursuit in Los Angles this weekend ended when the stolen Tesla Model S struck two other cars and a light post.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines, as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Report: Fleet Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption Slow

Commercial fleets have been slow to add natural gas vehicles to their fleets globally due to the significant upfront purchase cost and relatively high cost of conversion, according to a new research report.

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Brazilian Delivery Fleet Testing Renault's Electric Vehicles

Brazil Post is testing Renault's Kangoo ZE electric vehicle for its suitability for deliveries, according to a report in Post & Parcel. The four-month trial could be extended to a full year.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media. A viewing has been scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Toyota i-Road Test French Roads in EV-Sharing Program

This October, 70 Toyota i-ROAD and approximately 30 charging stations will be open for service in Grenoble, a city in southeastern France, as part of a local car-sharing program.

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10 Percent

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel. An exception will be made in the winter, when the requirement will be 5%.

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VNG Adds CNG Fueling Station in Pa.

VNG.CO is installing a compressed natural gas fueling station in Philadelphia that would serve commercial fleets as well as retail customers.

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Toyota Sets Fuel Cell Sedan Price

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell sedan will retail for about $70,000 when the automaker introduces it in Japan in April, before rolling it out in the U.S. and Europe during the summer of 2015.

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GM Adds Solar Arrays to Michigan Facilities

General Motors recently installed 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays to its processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint.

Photo of 2012 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of General Motors.

GM Issues Service Bulletin for Volt Battery Issue

General Motors has issued a service bulletin directing dealers to provide a no-cost remedy for certain 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevrolet Volt cars that have insufficient battery coolant levels.

Photo of 2015 A3 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Announces 2015 A3 TDI Pricing

Audi of America has announced pricing for three 2015 models including the A3 TDI sedan, A3 Cabriolet, and S3 performance sedan.

Photo of 2015 Sonata Eco courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai's 2015 Sonata Gets 'Eco' Powertrain

Hyundai has added a third, more fuel efficient powertrain to its 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan that's expected to deliver 38 miles per gallon highway

Photo courtesy of Clyde Trucks.

Clyde Launches Class 4 and 5 Medium-Duty CNG Truck Line

New York-based Clyde Trucks is now offering a line of Class 4 and 5 compressed-natural-gas (CNG)-powered, cab forward, medium-duty trucks.

6 Indiana Cities Commit to Fleet Greening

South Shore Clean Cities Inc. is leading an effort with six communities in northwest Indiana to "green" their municipal fleets.

Photo of 2.4-liter 2015 ILX courtesy of Acura.

Acura Drops ILX Hybrid Sedan for 2015

The Acura ILX entry-level luxury sedan will no longer be available as a gasoline-electric hybrid starting with the 2015 model year.

LAPD Sgt. Ron Alberca ready to ride the Zero MMX. Photo courtesy of Zero.

LAPD Adds Electric Motorcycle to Fleet

The Los Angeles Police Department has purchased the Zero MMX battery-electric motorcycle to use for stealth enforcement, the company has announced.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

Minnesota Law Paves Way for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill making it easier for the state's fleet manager to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles by allowing purchasing decisions based on total operating costs rather than initial cost.

 

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