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State of the Fleet Industry: The Path to an Electrified Fleet Future

State of the Fleet Industry: The Path to an Electrified Fleet Future

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

State of the Fleet Industry: ‘Lost’ Fleet Spring Order Volumes & New Electric Vehicle Initiatives
State of the Fleet Industry: How EV Proliferation Will Impact Fleet Programs
Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.

March 27, 2020

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

There are only a few hundred Mitsubishi Fuso eCanters on the planet, but there were two of the electric trucks at the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove one; watch as he shares his experience.

March 23, 2020

GM Teases Hummer EV in Video

GM Teases Hummer EV in Video

The video is part of the digital marketing push surrounding the reintroduction of the all-electric Hummer, which will be revealed on May 20.

February 3, 2020

Penske’s Bill Combs Talks Truck Electrification

Penske’s Bill Combs Talks Truck Electrification

At the 2019 Fleet Forward Conference, Bill Combs of Penske spoke on camera regarding Penske’s partnerships with various OEMs to deploy the first all-electric Class 5 to 8 trucks in real-world settings.

December 29, 2019

Freightliner's All-Electric eM2

Freightliner's All-Electric eM2

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

Chevrolet Bolt Crash Test

Chevrolet Bolt Crash Test

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

Tesla's Autopilot 2.0

Tesla's Autopilot 2.0

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

Volt, Prius Prime Excel in Safety Tests

Volt, Prius Prime Excel in Safety Tests

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 EV Shuttle at COP21

Renault-Nissan EV Shuttle at COP21

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

Washington Dam's Electric Utility Vehicles

Washington Dam's Electric Utility Vehicles

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

Driving the Volkswagen e-Golf

Driving the Volkswagen e-Golf

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

Driving the BMW i3 EV

Driving the BMW i3 EV

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

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