Government Fleet News

Chrysler to Upgrade Batteries in PHEV Pickup and Minvan Test Fleets

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler plans to upgrade the battery packs in its two test fleets of pickup truck and minivan plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Three vehicles in the pickup truck test fleet experienced damaged powertrains due to overheated batteries.

Bill to Cut Spending on Federal Fleet Vehicles Passes House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill, H.R. 6324, that would reduce the amount the federal government can spend on purchasing and leasing vehicles over the next five years.

Clark County, Wash., Audit Finds Vehicle Purchasing and Disposal Effective But Suggests Fleet Policy Changes

VANCOUVER, WA - The report found that County's vehicle procurement and disposal processes are effective, maintain good controls, and comply with existing policy but that the County does not adhere to the existing fleet replacement policy.

King County Donates Vans to Local Organizations

SEATTLE – King County has donated 27 retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local organizations, including government agencies and community programs.

Lee County Sheriff Converts 10 Crown Vics to Propane Autogas

OPELIKA, AL – Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama recently switched 10 Ford Crown Victorias to run on propane autogas.

One of the seven new Chevrolet Caprice PPVs delivered to the City of Cedar Rapids. This vehicle has been through the upfitting process.

Cedar Rapids Moving to Chevrolet Caprice PPV for Patrol Car

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received its first batch of seven new Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol cars for its police department. Cedar Rapids is planning to eventually have 72 Caprice PPVs in service.

The City of Loveland's cars are highly visible as they will be wrapped with a graphic promoting clean energy transportation. Photo courtesy of the City of Loveland.

City of Loveland Leases Electric Cars

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland is partnering with a Nissan dealership to lease two electric Leafs for fleet use. The project is part of a pilot program to see how electric vehicles will integrate into the use patterns of City employees.

GPS Insight Honored as Multiple Stevie Award Winner

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – GPS Insight was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Asset Management Solution category and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Asset Management Solution.

Energy Xtreme Announces Availability on GSA Schedule

AUSTIN, TX – Energy Xtreme’s Independence Package, a series of mobile power idle reduction systems, is now available on GSA schedule GS-07F-0149T through MaxaVision Technologies.

NYSERDA Releases Guide on EV Charging Station Site Design

NEW YORK - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a free 30-page online guide to selecting the best site designs and locations for new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Town of Sorrento Installs GPS Devices on All Fleet Vehicles

SORRENTO, LA – The Town of Sorrento, La., installed GPS tracking and fleet management devices in its entire fleet of 11 police cruisers, maintenance tractors, and trucks.

ROUSH CleanTech Expands Commercialization of Transit Shuttle Buses with New Conversion Partner

CHICAGO - ROUSH CleanTech marked another milestone with the unveiling of a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by its newest preferred industry partner, Green Alternative Systems (GAS), at the 2012 BusCon Expo.

A Vectrix VX-1 model used by NYPD.

NYPD Using Electric Police Bikes for Patrol at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed two all-electric Vectrix VX-1 Law Enforcement Model motorcycles at the NYC 9/11 Memorial Site.

York County Selects Fleet Management and GPS Tracking System

YORKTOWN, VA – York County, Va., selected a new fleet management system and a telematics platform. The County plans to use the system to manage 600 out of the 900 vehicles it oversees directly.

Green Fleet Conference Doubles Floor Space Compared With 2011 Event

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference’s expansion represents growing interest from fleet industry professionals in fleet sustainability and emerging vehicle technologies.

Chrysler Adds AWD to Charger Pursuit, Ford Adds 3.7L V-6 to Police Interceptor

AUBURN HILLS and DEARBORN, MI - Chrysler is adding an all-wheel-drive system to the Charger equipped with the automaker’s 5.7L HEMI V-8. Ford is adding a 3.7L V-6 engine option to its Police Interceptor sedan. Chrysler stated it is testing the AWD system. Ford said its new V-6 engine option for the Police Interceptor is now available.

RMFMA Awards Members & Announces New Leadership at Conference

ARLINGTON, TX - At its annual conference, the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) recognized Wayne Corum from Fort Worth as its Fleet Professional of the Year. New president Mel Galbraith will target the younger generation of potential fleet professionals and announced Corum as president-elect.

City of Dublin Fleet Receives Award for Going Green

DUBLIN, OH - The City of Dublin reported that Clean Fuels Ohio’s state-wide program has designated the City’s Division of Fleet Management as an Ohio Green Fleet.

A Chevrolet Volt from the WeCar car-sharing program that the university has partnered with.

University of Hawaii Manoa to Use Car Sharing Services for Staff and Students

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i at Manoa will provide a car-sharing service to its staff, faculty, and students for university business and for personal use.

GSA Automotive Announces 2013-MY Vehicle Contracts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration on Sep. 10 announced model-year 2013 vehicle contracts for sedans, police, use, emerging technology, light trucks, sport utility vehicles, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Vincentric Analysis Reveals 11 Cost-Effective Hybrid Models

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – Vincentric, a compiler of automotive cost-of-ownership data, announced its 2012 Hybrid Analysis, in which 11 of 25 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts.

GreenRoad Partners with GPS Insight to Add Advanced GPS Fleet Tracking

REDWOOD CITY, CA - GreenRoad and GPS Insight announced that GreenRoad will offer advanced fleet tracking capability, provided by GPS Insight, as part of its GreenRoad driver performance management service.

Annapolis Outsources Refuse Collection

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The City of Annapolis has outsourced its refuse collection program to a private vendor, Bates Trucking Trash Removal, as part of its 2013-FY budget.

Atlanta Bans City Employee Cell Phone Use While Driving

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta’s council approved an ordinance that prohibits City employees from using a cell phone while driving. The ban applies to employees driving City-owned vehicles and extends to the use of personal vehicles for City business.

Pictured left to right celebrating the first fueling are Chesapeake council members Debbie Ritter, Suzy Kelly (fueling), Robert Ike, and Scott Matheson.

Chesapeake Celebrates Opening of Its First CNG Station

CHESAPEAKE, VA – The City celebrated its "First Fueling" on Sept. 7. Chesapeake currently owns 17 CNG waste trucks and has plans to convert its entire 53-truck waste fleet over the next six years.


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