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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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Volkswagen&#39;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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Mike Antich
Forecast Is for Fuel Prices to Remain Low for the Foreseeable Future

By Mike Antich
Conventional wisdom in the fleet market is often wrong. If we roll back the calendar to 10 years ago, the conventional wisdom about future fuel prices was that there would be ebbs and flows in price per gallon rates, but the overall price trajectory would trend upward. The flaw with conventional wisdom is that it only works when no new variables are inserted into future projections. A case in point is the shale oil revolution, which now has experts predicting oil prices will remain flat for the

Snapshot of Fleet Manager Concerns

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Paul Clinton
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

By Paul Clinton
The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

2017 Jeep Compass 4x4

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown
It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown

Fuel for Thought

Joe Thompson
Listen Up (or Lose)

By Joe Thompson
Are you really a good listener? How good could your team be if you practiced listening to one another?

Find Your Path to Promotion

By Joe Thompson

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