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Knowing about a vehicle is one thing; driving it is quite another. Getting behind the wheel gives you greater insight into a vehicle's performance, fuel economy, safety and comfort. With the Driving Notes blog, Bobit Business Media FleetGroup editors will get behind the wheel of today's fleet vehicles and give their unbiased views.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV is a new addition to the U.S. market, however, it has been a mainstay in the...

The plug-in electric hybrid version of the 2018 Outlander has the potential to provide big gas savings. Its 20-mile electric range makes it an ideal vehicle for fleets operating short city routes.

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

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2018 Nissan Leaf

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

The 2018-MY Leaf brings a host of new technological upgrades and sports a redesigned look. The new model year not only brings a lower entry price point but also offers the most range out of all sub-$30,000 electric cars.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Touted as “America’s First Hybrid Minivan,” the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid gives those weary of stepping into an all-electric vehicle a stepping stone in the right direction.

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

One of the biggest selling points of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is its fuel efficiency. Touted as the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in America, the base Blue model boasts fuel efficiency of 58 mpg combined.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai brings a strong competitor to the battery EV segment with its new Ioniq Electric sedan. On a full charge, it gets 124 miles MPGe and is one of the larger electric vehicles at 176 inches in length.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Photo by Paul Clinton.

General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes.

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2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Many companies have implemented fleet sustainability programs to achieve self-imposed reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions. However, the one segment that is sometimes the least compliant with corporate sustainability goals is the executive fleet. It is important for management to lead by example when initiating a fleet sustainability program to generate corporate-wide acceptance. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid provides management with the ability to do so.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Audi entered the plug-in hybrid market with its 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron, a Euro-styled, roomy hatchback the automaker has been selling in the U.S. since late 2015.

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