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March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City Adopts Zero-Emission Fleet Conversion Plan

Photo via Max Pixel

The City of Encinitas, Calif., is moving forward with a zero-emission fleet vehicle plan that will result in the conversion of its light-duty fleet to electric-powered vehicles.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, XL Hybrids, Renewable Diesel, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Fleet Policy, Procurement, NJPA

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Sacramento Ups ZEV Mandate to 50%

Photo of the City of Sacramento's new fleet of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles courtesy of City of Sacramento

The City of Sacramento, Calif., has updated its Fleet Sustainability Policy to require that 50% of all light-duty replacement vehicles purchased must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2018.

Tags: City of Sacramento, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Fleet Policy, Greening Policy

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

General Motors to Boost Chevy Bolt EV Production

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

General Motors will increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt EV this year at its Orion Assembly Plant in Oakland County, Mich., as part of the company's "path to an all-electric future," chief executive Mary Barra told attendees at an energy conference.

Tags: Chevrolet, Vehicle Production, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Tags: Class 5, Isuzu N-Series, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Ford, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Systems, Ford Transit

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Lightning Systems, Ford Transit, Vehicle Modifiers, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

GFX Exclusive: All About Electrified Trucks & EV Implementation

Michael Terreri

Michael Terreri, fleet projects manager from the Center for Sustainable Energy, will moderate a session titled, “Electrification the Easy Way: New EVs, Upfits, and Deployment Best Practices” at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Industry Events, GFX 2018

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Columbus Purchases First Batch of 93 EVs

The City of Columus purchased 72 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Nissan

The City of Columbus, Ohio, has purchased 93 electric vehicles (EVs) for $2.1 million, the first step toward a total purchase of 200 EVs.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Procurement, Nissan Leaf, City of Columbus, Alternative Fuels, Piggybacking, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-250, Work Truck Show

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Indianapolis Ends Controversial EV Lease Program

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Officials in Indianapolis have agreed to end its electric vehicle (EV) leasing program and gradually return the majority of the vehicles to the supplier.

Tags: Procurement, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City’s Climate Plan Focuses on Vehicle Electrification

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr.

The City of San Jose, Calif., released its Climate Smart San Jose, which includes a goal to expand fleet electrification as quickly as possible and further research the implications of autonomous vehicles on the fleet.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Greening Policy

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC Savana, Battery-Electric Vehicles, XL Hybriids, Ship-Thru, Knapheide, Adrian Steel

February 12, 2018 - Press Release

PERC to Demo Emissions Reductions of Propane Autogas at Work Truck Show

PERC will demonstration propane autogas emissions reductions at the Work Truck Show.

PERC will host an interactive activity with prize giveaways for attendees in its booth that will help participants visualize the emissions reductions offered by propane autogas vehicles at the NTEA Work Truck Show from March 6 to 9 in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, PERC, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

PERC to Demo Emissions Reductions at Work Truck Show

PERC will host an interactive activity with prize giveaways for attendees in its booth that will help participants visualize the emissions reductions offered by propane autogas vehicles. (Image: PERC)

Fleet owners and managers will have ample opportunity to learn how propane autogas reduces a fleet’s emissions profile and its total cost-of-ownership with a demonstration during the Work Truck Show 2018.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, PERC, Propane Autogas, Ford F-650, Superior Energy Systems, WTS18

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Delaware DOT Pilots Electric Vehicles

Photo of the fleet's new electric vehicles via State of Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation has added two battery-electric vehicles to its fleet as part of a new pilot program to assess the sustainability, ease of use, and maintenance of these vehicles.

Tags: Ford Focus Electric, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delaware

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Mich. City Updates Green Fleet Policy

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/Flickr.

The City of Ann Arbor's new Green Fleets Policy promotes the use of plug-in electric vehicles, which can be charged with solar-powered chargers, and supports continued fleet right-sizing.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Alternative Fuels, PEVs

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Seattle Adds 156 EV Charging Stations to Power City Fleet

Photo of electric vehicle charging stations via M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia

The City of Seattle has opened 156 new city-owned electric vehicle charging stations, joining 32 existing ones, to be used by fleet vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Seattle, EV Charging Stations

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

Photo via NGVAmerica.

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Argonne National Laboratory, Online Tool

January 31, 2018 - Press Release

Workhorse Group Hires VP of Government, Regulatory & Safety Affairs

Workhorse Group Inc., announced that Kevin Vincent has joined the company as vice president of government, regulatory, and safety affairs.

Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, New Hire

January 26, 2018 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Secures CNG Certification for 2018 Ford Trucks, Vans

Photo of the F-550 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo unveiled that several 2018-MY Ford heavy-duty trucks and vans secured CNG certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: Ford F-550, Ford F-450, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford E-450, Landi Renzo, Ford F-59

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

Tags: Investment, Ford, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Tags: Maintenance, New Facility, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Fleet Facility

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids



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