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The 1997 EV Plus was Honda'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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Volkswagen's Passat TDI provides impressive fuel economy and range as one of the only non-luxury diesel mid-size sedan available in the U.S.

Volkswagen's Passat TDI Sedan

Volkswagen's Passat TDI, which was first introduced for the 2012 model year, offers an affordable mid-size sedan with a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine with excellent fuel economy (an EPA-rated 40 mph highway) and a range of well over 600 miles from the more than 18-gallon tank. The Passat is now VW's top fleet vehicle. View our photo gallery of the 2014 Passat TDI, and read our driving impressions blog post here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 47 Southern California DISH propane autogas vans will serve customers in Los Angeles and northern Orange counties.

DISH Propane Autogas Service Van

Satellite broadcaster DISH rolled out 47 service vans in Southern California converted by ROUSH CleanTech to run on propane autogas. The Ford E-250 vans will bring fuel savings and on-site fueling convenience from fuel supplier Ferrellgas. View photos showing the fueling process and the cargo setup by upfitter Leggett & Platt. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The 2014 Acura RLX offers a three-motor hybrid powertrain that includes a direct-injected V-6 gasoline engine, seven-speed dual clutch transmission with electric motor, and electrically powered all-wheel drive system.

L.A. Auto Show 2013: Green Vehicles

Plenty of plug-in hybrids, all-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles arrived at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show for fuel-conscious fleet managers and enviornmentally friendly consumers. Photos by Stephane Babcock, Paul Clinton, Joanne Tucker, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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Among the several keynote speakers, Don Diego Padilla from FleetMind Solutions gave a presentation on five ways fleets can initiate sustainability goals today. The session was sponsored by Chevron Delo.

2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo welcomed more than 600 fleet managers and industry professionals in Phoenix, Oct. 1-2. Attendees saw three keynote speakers, a 70,000 sq.-ft. exhibit hall, an alternative-fuel ride and drive, as well as many educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Photos by Chris Brown, Chris Wolski, Joanne Tucker, and Thi Dao.

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When the 3.7L V-6 F-150 is equipped with a CNG/LPG engine package, it is capable of achieving more than 750 miles on one tank of gas, depending on the tank size selected. The Ford F-150 averages 23 mpg on the highway.

Ford's CNG F-150 Pickup

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available natural gas-capable half-ton pickup. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

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BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

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