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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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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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2016 Toyota Prius

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Fleets looking for excellent fuel efficiency can look to the Toyota Prius, which still has the best fuel economy of the hybrids available.

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2016 Toyota Mirai (Fuel Cell)

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The 2016 Mirai arrives as the first hydrogen-powered vehicle offered for sale in the U.S. market. Toyota's gambit is a bold one, especially considering the fact that fueling infrastructure remains in its infancy.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt

Photo by Mike Antich.

Okay, I’ll admit it. I suffer from range anxiety; however, I found an antidote after driving the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. I spent four days driving the Volt in a variety of road conditions, primarily in the all-electric mode, and found that it met all my driving needs. When trips exceeded the battery capacity, the gasoline engine range extender kicked in seamlessly, which gave me another 350-plus miles of travel.

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