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2014 L.A. Auto Show: Green Vehicles

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle

Hydrogen fuel-cell technology took center stage among green-vehicle technology at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show led by the appearance of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Adam Pringle, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Crash Test

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Crash Test

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid a five-star overall rating. The frontal crash was awarded top marks, while the side crash test and rollover earned four stars.

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Toyota Reaches 7M Global Hybrid Sales

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold more than 7 million gasoline-electric hybrids globally so far in 2014, reaching the milestone faster than it has in any other previous year, according to the automaker.

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VW Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Passat GTE

The Passat GTE is powered by a 1.4L four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 154 hp and an electric motor that delivers 114 hp. Combined they produce 215 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

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2015-MY Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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BMW's i3 is part of automaker's new isub-brand. the body consists of light weight...

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 story. Photos courtesy of manufacturers.

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Honda's Green Vehicle Heritage

The 1997 EV Plus was Honda's first battery-electric vehicle with a range of 110 miles. It was...

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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Calif. County Embraces Hybrids for Higher MPG

In addition to greening its vehicles, the county installed solar panels covering a portion of...

In addition to a growing hybrid vehicle fleet, Riverside County's greening efforts in the past few years include a minimum average MPG threshold for vehicle purchases, a pilot of electric vehicles, and a proposal to use propane autogas as its next alternative fuel.

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Kinetics Hybrid

Kinetics’ is set to launch a second-generation parallel-electric hybrid system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus and package delivery applications.

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Wanted: Large Green Trucks

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet,...

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this female-owned plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.