Topics discussed include the double-digit percentage increase in the sale of EVs in CY-2020; a review of the Top 300 fleets committing to transition to all-EV fleets; a review of recently announced EV products by OEMs and FMC electrification initiative; and challenges and headwinds of operating an EV fleet.
February 16, 2021
Topics discussed include how early order cutoffs of 2021-MY fleet vehicles are impacting spring order volumes; President Biden’s monumental goal to convert the federal fleet of 645,000 vehicles to zero-emission vehicles; and GM’s commitment to eliminating tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles produced by 2035.
February 2, 2021
Topics discussed include: more commercial EVs entering the market; how maintenance needs for EVs differ from gasoline-powered assets; and the importance of EV education for fleet managers.
January 11, 2021
The Freightliner eM2 has three large battery packs that straddle the bottom of the vehicle, providing an expected range of 200 miles. Richelle Carkin of Daimler Truck North America gives a walk-around of the Freightliner eM2 electric truck at NTEA's The Work Truck Show.
April 1, 2019
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt recently aced crashworthiness evaluations administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the small overlap front crash test. To read the full story on how the car became a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner, click here.
June 20, 2017
A Tesla driver demonstrates several new features of Autopilot 2.0 with a Model S 75, including Autosteer and traffic-aware cruise control on a Southern California highway. Read more here. Video courtesy of Tesla.
April 3, 2017
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently evaluated two all-electric cars, the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3. Also evaluated were two plug-in hybrids, the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime. The plug-in hybrids fared the best, earning Top Safety Pick+ awards. Video courtesy of IIHS. For the full story, click here.
February 1, 2017
Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual COP21 summit which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, representing the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference. To read the article, click here.
November 27, 2015
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has added 27 electric utility vehicles to Grand Coulee Dam to cut fossil fuel costs and meet green house gas emission goals for federal agencies. Read the full story here.
November 20, 2015
Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf breaks the ice as the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle available in the U.S., and provides an EPA-rated driving range of 83 miles. View photos here. Read our driving impressions here.
March 13, 2015
The 2014 BMW i3 is an innovative step forward in EV technology with its carbon fiber, plastic and aluminum structure. View photos here.
March 2, 2015
The Tesla Model S received a 5-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This video shows the frontal impact crash test.
November 5, 2014
The City of Chicago's new all-electric refuse truck features a 60-mile range, a payload capacity of nine tons, and 1,000 lbs. per cubic yard of compaction. The vehicle is designed by Motiv Power Systems. To read the full article, click here.
September 17, 2014
The City of Santa Ana, Calif., recently purchased two Firefly essentail services vehicles (ESV) for use in parking meter collection and maintenance. Fleet staff talk about why they chose the vehicle and their thoughts about it.
June 13, 2014
Here's a Consumer Reports video explaining the measures Tesla is taking to strengthen the underbody of the Model S in order to shield the electric vehicle's high-voltage battery and mitigate any fire risk.
March 29, 2014