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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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The new 3.0L EcoDiesel engine option on the Ram 1500 is matched with a new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. Photo courtesy Chrysler.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup

Chrysler is offering a new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 engine for the 2014 model-year Ram 1500 pickup truck. This gallery shows the vehicle and some of its features. Photos courtesy of Chrysler.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR is based on GM's Converj concept.

2014 Cadillac ELR Luxury Car

General Motors introduced its 2014-MY Cadillac ELR, an extended-range electric vehicle (similar to the Volt) slated to go on sale in early 2014. The vehicle features a 1.4L gasoline generator and electric motors for propulsion, and GM said the Cadillac ELR has an all-electric range of 35 miles. The following photos show different aspects of the vehicle. 

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A number of this year's Sustanability All-Stars were able to attend the conference and accept their awards in person. Photo by Chris Wolski.

2012 Green Fleet Conference

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, held in Schaumburg, Ill., Oct. 2-3, featured  opportunities for fleet managers to drive the latest alternative-fuel fleet vehicles, check out new products, and network. The following gallery shows images from the exhibit hall and the keynote speeches.

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Fleet managers drove a number of vehicles, from the Chevrolet Volt to a Hino medium-duty hybrid, at the Ride & Drive. Photo by Greg Basich.

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Ride and Drive

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference was held in Schaumburg, Ill., Oct. 2-3. On Oct. 2, the event featured a Ride & Drive, with a range of alternative-fuel vehicles on hand for fleet professionals to take for a spin. This gallery features photos from that event.

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Nissan said the e-NV200 Concept van is a "near production" model.

Nissan's e-NV200 Concept Van

Nissan showed a new electric van concept, designed primarily for commercial fleets, the e-NV200 Concept, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Decrease Incidents of Unscheduled Truck Maintenance Caused by Overloading

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When a truck is overloaded, its operating performance will be strained, accelerating wear-and-tear on brakes and other wear components, such as tire, which have higher failure rates because they run hotter due to the increased load. Another issue is axle overloading, which causes premature wear-and-tear on tires and suspension components.

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