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August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Chevy Equinox MPG, Range Revealed

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet's diesel-powered 2018 Equinox compact SUV has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency to achieve 39 miles per gallon in highway driving, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, Diesel Engines, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Chevrolet

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

Tags: Towing, Ram 3500, Large Pickups, Cummins, 2018-MY, Ram Truck

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

2018 F-150 Adds Power, Payload Capability

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has boosted the power and efficiency of its F-150 engines for the 2018 model year with improvements that increase payload, towing capability, and fuel economy, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2018-MY

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Array of Fleet-Only SUV Options

Photo of 2018 EcoSport courtesy of Ford.

Ford has made minor changes to the optional equipment packages offered to fleets for the 2018 model-year, and will continue to offer an array of optional equipment for its increasingly popular utility vehicles, including the new 2018 EcoSport.

Tags: Ford, 2018-MY, Optional Equipment, Compact SUVs, Ford EcoSport

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Fleet Options for 2018-MY

Photo of Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward trucks courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet is rolling out an array of new vehicle options for its fleet customers for the 2018 model year on a trio of utility vehicles, cars, and its low cab forward trucks, the company told Automotive Fleet.com.

Tags: General Motors, Chevrolet, 2018-MY, Optional Equipment, Cabovers, Chevrolet Equinox

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Las Vegas Pilots Connected Vehicle Technology

City of Las Vegas fleet vehicles are being installed with the vehicle-to-city communication technology. Photo courtesy of City of Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas is piloting a connected vehicle project using its fleet cars in an effort to increase pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

Tags: Pilot Program, Connected Vehicle Technology, City of Las Vegas

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Tags: Bollinger Motors, Off-Road Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 28, 2017 - Industry News

FCA to Restart Sales of Diesel Ram 1500

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc.

Fiat Chrysler can begin selling diesel-powered versions of its 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, after receiving approval from state and federal environmental regulators.

Tags: CARB, Diesel Engines, EPA, 2017-MY, FCA, FCA Diesel Scandal

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Pierce Introduces High Flow Fire Apparatus

Photo courtesy of Pierce

The new Pierce High Flow Industrial Apparatus is capable of flowing 5,500 gallons per minute when drafting and up to 10,000 gallons per minute when drawing from a pressurized water source.

Tags: fire apparatus, First Responders, Pierce Manufacturing

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Work Trucks

Timeline courtesy of Ford.

Ford is celebrating the centennial of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Model TT, which eventually led to the company producing many iconic work trucks, including the F-Series that has been the best-selling truck lineup for 35 years.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Ford, Large Pickups, Automotive History, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-Series

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Autonomous Automaker NAVYA to Open Michigan Plant

Photo via NAVYA

The autonomous vehicle automaker NAVYA announced it will locate its first U.S. plant in Saline, Mich., and plans to build approximately 25 of its ARMA fully autonomous shuttle vehicles at the plant before the close of 2017.

Tags: transit vehicle, Autonomous Vehicles, NAVYA

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2018-MY

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Ridgeline Returns for 2018 with Few Tweaks

Photo of 2018 Ridgeline Sport courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2018 Ridgeline adds $155 to its base price and will offer a few minor tweaks including a streamlined trim walk from 12 to nine and new exterior colors, Honda has announced.

Tags: Honda, Honda Ridgeline, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reveals F-150 Police Responder

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford is revealing the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder. The all-terrain law enforcement vehicle is ideal for off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Ford F-150 Responder, Ford F-150, Large Pickups

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Cenntro Low-Speed Electric Vehicle Introduced in U.S.

Photo courtesy of Tropos Technologies

The battery-electric Cenntro METRO is a modular vehicle suited for maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, local delivery, and transport on university campuses.

Tags: Parking Enforcement, Low-Speed Electric Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Utility Vehicle

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Shows Next-Gen Leaf's Grille

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is launching its next-generation Leaf on Sept. 5, and has provided another teaser image of the new battery-electric car. This time, Nissan is showing the grille that appears to take a departure from the existing model.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

Tags: Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Nissan, Nissan Titan XD, Pricing

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups

June 7, 2017 - Press Release

State Fleet Managers Workshop to Focus on the Future of Fleet Management

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators' 2017 State Fleet Managers Workshop is themed “Connecting Your Fleet to the Future” and will feature sessions focused on autonomous vehicles — cybersecurity, infrastructure, and liability.

Tags: NCSFA, Industry Event, Autonomous Vehicles

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Elected Leaders, CAFE Standards, Michigan

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Phot of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.

Tags: Hyundai, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Ioniq

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

Tags: Diesel Engines, General Motors, Lawsuits, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Tags: Diesel Engines, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2016-MY, FCA Diesel Scandal

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Next-Gen Smart Fortwo Electric Starts at $24,550

Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive by $1,200 to $24,550 for a battery EV that increases range and decreases charging time as it enters its fourth generation.

Tags: Smart Fortwo, Pricing, Subcompact Cars, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Tests Autonomous Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of Volvo Group

Volvo Group and Renova are testing an autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used in an urban environment.

Tags: Volvo Group, Refuse Fleets, Autonomous Vehicles

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