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2014 L.A. Auto Show: Green Fleet Vehicle Awards

Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid Nov. 20 at the L.A. Auto Show. Photos by Adam Pringle and Becky May.

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Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle

2014 L.A. Auto Show: Green Vehicles

Hydrogen fuel-cell technology took center stage among green-vehicle technology at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show led by the appearance of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Adam Pringle, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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Michael Taylor, PERC's director of autogas business development (left), and Jeremy Lessaris, Power Solutions International (PSI)’s global director of marketing, present PSI’s 8.8-liter propane engine at PERC’s exhibit.

World LP Gas Forum 2014

Business Fleet attended this year's World LP Gas Forum in Miami to experience the latest developments in technology for the global propane autogas industry firsthand, including propane autogas engines for fleet vehicles. Read the full article here. Photos by Amy Winter.

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2014 Green Fleet Conference in Pictures

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo's first day included a walk through the history of alternative fuels, a ride and drive event and sessions for government, commercial and heavy-duty trucking fleets. For the full story, click here. Photos by Becky May and Joanne Tucker.

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ELECTRIC<br />BMW&#39;s i3 is part of automaker&#39;s new isub-brand. the body consists of light weight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The compact&#39;s electric motor delivers 170 hp and a range of 80-100 miles.

2015-MY Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The 2015 model year has been a good one for alternative fuel vehicles, not only in the amount of vehicles but also in variety. With so many options out there from Chevrolet Silverado to the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, any fleet driver or manager can find the vehicle tailored to their needs. Click to read the full storyPhotos courtesy of manufacturers. 

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The 1997 EV Plus was Honda&#39;s first battery-electric vehicle with a range of 110 miles. It was leased for $499 per month.

Honda's Green Vehicle Heritage

Honda has been an innovator in developing alternative-fuel and powertrain vehicle technologies. Some of its historic vehicles are on display at the company's private museum in Torrance, Calif. View photos of several of these vehicles that were on display at an automotive industry event attended by Automotive Fleet editors. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The Ram 1500 Tradesman with a regular cab could fit nicely into truck fleets with its $25,195 base price.

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel

Ram's 1500 EcoDiesel breaks new ground as the first quarter-ton pickup truck offered with a diesel engine. Ram shipped the pickup in late February to strong demand. It's available in several configurations, including this base model with a standard cab. Read our driving impressions of the Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Fleets began using the ProMaster full-size van in October.

Ram ProMaster and 1500 EcoDiesel Walkarounds

Ram Truck brought two ProMaster 2500 full-size vans, a ProMaster City compact van, and a 1500 EcoDiesel pickup to Bobit Business Media on Aug. 21 as part of a presentation given by Robert Hegbloom, the head of Ram Truck. Photos by VInce Taroc.

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The 2015 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab with bi-fuel CNG option reduces emissions while delivering full-size truck utility.

GM's Bi-Fuel CNG Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

General Motors is offering a bi-fuel CNG option on several 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models. Read our driving impressions of the 2015 Bi-Fuel Silverado 2500 herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Ford's Fusion Hybrid Sedan

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a very fuel-efficient vehicle that has earned an EPA rating of 47 mpg on the city and highway. The Fusion Hybrid is also a strong contributor to corporate sustainability goals by emitting only 190 grams of CO2 per mile. It earned Automotive Fleet's 2014 Fleet Car of the Year award. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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