Government Fleet News

Fleet Sales Support Chevrolet Clean Energy Initiative

DETROIT - By purchasing Chevrolet vehicles during the next year, fleet customers will be contributing to the automaker's $40M clean-energy investment project.

San Diego Begins Managed Competition

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council approved Dec. 7 its first managed competition process for publishing services, with fleet management soon to follow. Mayor Jerry Sanders announced in September that publishing services and fleet maintenance would be the first two City services to be put out to bid.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels drives the THINK City car during a vehicle presentation Dec. 16 at Fort Harrison State Park outside of Indianapolis.

Indiana Takes Delivery of 15 THINK Electric Cars

INDIANAPOLIS - The State of Indiana on Wednesday took delivery of 15 THINK City electric passenger cars for use principally by the Department of Resources in the State's park system.

City of McKinney to Install EV Charging Stations & Convert Vehicles

McKINNEY, TEXAS - The City of McKinney will receive rebates from TXU Energy to install four electric vehicle charging stations and convert several city vehicles to electric hybrid vehicles under the TXU Energy EV Accelerator Program.

Pictured are Micheal Austin, vice president of BYD America; Rudolf Montiel, HACLA president and CEO; and David Esparza of the City of Los Angeles, with BYD fleet vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire)

Los Angeles Agency Launches EV Testing Program

LOS ANGELES - The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is testing 10 BYD F3DM dual-mode electric sedans at its offices. HACLA expects each vehicle will significantly reduce fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 37 lbs. annually.

Ford Motor Company is using one new Ford Focus and a dozen other modern vehicles to help train first responders.

2012 Ford Focus Used to Train First Responders

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company is using one new Ford Focus and a dozen other modern vehicles to help train first responders. The new 2012 Focus is the latest teaching tool to educate members of the Dearborn Fire Department on how best to use their new extrication equipment in rescue situations.

Randy White (left), who headed up the Lawn Mower Exchange Program, presented a plaque  to Scott Stolberg, president and CEO of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers.

AAEQ Manufacturers & Recyclers Honored For Role in Clark County Lawn Mower Exchange Program

LAS VEGAS - AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers, a Las Vegas-based scrap metal recycling company, was recognized by the Clark County Department of Air Quality & Environmental Management (DAQEM) for its work with the department's Lawn Mower Exchange Program (LMEP).

FLD Launches ActionAssets.com, an Online Marketplace for “One-Stop-Selling” of Surplus Inventory

DELRAY BEACH, FL - FLD, Inc., an automotive remarketing leader for 30 years, announced the launch of ActionAssets.com, an online marketplace for asset managers and commercial and municipal fleet managers to sell surplus inventory.

Networkfleet State Mileage Report Simplifies Fuel Tax Reporting

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet announced Dec. 16 the availability of new online State Mileage Reports to simplify fuel tax reporting required by commercial fleets. Fleet managers can now log on to Networkfleet's online fleet management system and generate reports showing the number of miles traveled for each vehicle by state.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura unveiled Honda's plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (far left) and the Fit EV prototype.

City of Torrance Test Drives Honda’s New EV & PHEV

TORRANCE, CA - Honda launched the electric vehicle demonstration program with Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura conducting the first public test drive of a Fit EV prototype and an Accord Sedan test vehicle outfitted with a new two-motor plug-in hybrid system.

CARB Approves THINK City Vehicle

DEARBORN, MI - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the THINK City as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV), paving the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states, and the District of Columbia that have adopted California's ZEV requirements.

Milwaukee County Uses Kenworth T470 Snowplows to Clear Roads

Milwaukee County operates 35 Kenworth T470 trucks, used as snowplows during Milwaukee's snow season and as dump trucks in the spring and summer.

US Marine Corps Adds All-Electric Trucks to Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO -The United States Marine Corps was the first military organization to order two all-electric Smith Newton Electric trucks off the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

San Bernardino County Releases Fleet Management Reports

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - San Bernardino County can save more than $1 million annually through increased centralization of fleet operations, according to a countywide fleet operations review conducted by Mercury Associates Inc., and released earlier this month.

Cincinnati Park Board Receives 8 Propane Trucks

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Park Board has received an award of eight new propane-powered vehicles, thanks to a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities grant obtained in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services, Fleet Management Division.

Mohave County to Recycle Metal Waste

KINGMAN, AZ - Mohave County is looking for bids for a company to remove and recycle scrap metal the County normally throws out. These include metal items from County public works departments such as fleet services, traffic control, and water works.

Castro Retires from Tacoma after 30 Years, Accepts New Fleet Position

TACOMA, WA - Frank Castro retired from City of Tacoma /Tacoma Public Utilities Fleet Services after a 30-year career. Upon retirement, Castro was named transportation manager position for Snohomish County Public Utility District in Everett, Wash.

NAFA San Francisco Chapter Changes Official Name

SAN FRANCISCO - The NAFA chapter previously known as the San Francisco Chapter has changed its name to the NorCal/Northern Nevada Chapter.

Hawaii Hydrogen Infrastructure Gets Boost

HONOLULU - The Gas Company (TGC), General Motors, and ten other companies, agencies, and universities have joined an initiative to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015.

EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency's renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2.

Cooking Grease Converted to Vehicle Biodiesel

WASHINGTON - Some Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the Vehicle Technologies Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), have worked with their local governments to convert used cooking oil to biodiesel.

South Carolina Opens EV Fueling Network

COLUMBIA, SC - More than 80 charging stations are being deployed in South Carolina cities: Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville, Rock Hill, Union, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Blythewood, and Charleston. The electric vehicle charging network opened Dec. 8.

City of Rochester to Examine Take-Home Policy

ROCHESTER, MN - The City of Rochester will examine its take-home vehicle policy to determine whether the City can save money through mileage reimbursement

City of Riverside Upgrades Fleet Management Solution

RIVERSIDE, CA - The City of Riverside, Calif., has contracted to upgrade to the browser-based version of FleetFocus from AssetWorks, the company announced today.

DTE Energy Signs Deal with AMP Electric Vehicles to Electrify Fleet Vehicles

CINCINNATI - AMP Holding Inc., and DTE Energy, the Detroit-headquartered diversified energy company providing gas and electric services to Michigan homes and businesses, jointly announced the signing of an agreement for Amp to "electrify" three of DTE Energy's fleet vehicles.

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