Government Fleet News

Carbon Motors Raises $100M to Open First Factory

CONNORSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corp. announced it has secured $100 million in private financing that will allow it to open its first factory in Connorsville, Ind., to build its E7 patrol car.

Greenville Police Unveils New Look

GREENVILLE, NC - The new cruisers bear the department's new logos and are expected to be more recognizable than the previous models.

Jefferson County Sheriff Begins Use of Fleet Cards

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be using Fleet One cards to help offset the costs of fueling for transport vehicles and keep the county from paying state motor fuel taxes and sales taxes on its purchases.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s 100K-Mile Vehicles to be Replaced

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - The 100,000-mile guideline is based on maintenance cost, reliability, declining resale value, major component failure, and other factors.

N.C. State Cars Missing Side Air Bags

RALEIGH, NC - A recent news investigation discovered approximately 750 of North Carolina's state-owned vehicles are not equipped with side air bags.

GM Offers Two Versions of 2010 Tahoe for Law Enforcement

General Motors is offering law enforcement agencies two versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV in 2010 — the pursuit-rated two-wheel and higher-off-the-ground all-wheel drive versions.

Tippecanoe County's New Ambulances Speed Response Time

LAFAYETTE, IN - Buying five new ambulances for the county's fleet allowed an additional truck to go into service, making six ambulances available for response at all times.

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office to Install Computers in Patrol Cars

PRATTVILLE, AL - A federal grant is funding the purchase of about $30,000 worth of computers, enough to outfit half the patrol cars in the fleet.

Montana State Fleet Audit Reveals Accounting Inconsistencies

HELENA, MT - In addition to lack of an accurate vehicle count, a recent audit found discrepancies in the state agencies' maintenance records, vehicle assignments, and take-home vehicle policy.

Clark County Vehicle Repairs Too High

LAS VEGAS - Clark County officials say $600 per vehicle is far too expensive compared with prices charged by local mechanics and dealership.

Tulsa Police Take-Home ‘Perk’ a City Violation

TULSA, OK - Tulsa Police officers who live outside the city limit and take patrol cars home at night may be violating a city ordinance.

SDG&E, Nissan Unveil New All-Electric Vehicle

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Nissan unveiled the first Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle Nov. 19. The utility will add 15 Nissan new zero-emission electric vehicles to its current fleet of 200 alternative-fuel vehicles.

Genesee County Branding Tires to Deter Theft

FLINT, MI - To prevent future thefts of tires and other equipment, the Genesee County Road Commission has resorted to branding every tire it buys for its vehicle fleet.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Transitioning to CNG

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is working with Clean Energy Fuels on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station to support its growing fleet of CNG refuse trucks, as well municipal and private CNG fleet vehicles in the area.

Iowa Considering Vehicle Options to Save Money

SIOUX CITY, IA - With total estimated vehicle costs for its 3,000-plus fleet totaling more than $30 million, the state is exploring ways to save money.

Monterey County Reviewing Car ‘Perk’

SALINAS, CA - County policy currently allows some high-level managers to use county-provided cars for their commutes or receive a $375 monthly transportation stipend.

City of Houston Installs 10 EV Charging Stations

HOUSTON - The charging stations will be located around Houston, with public stations at City Hall, the Health Department office and at the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office.

City of Austin Launches New Car-share Program

AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin just launched its six-month car-sharing pilot program with the introduction of 200 smart car vehicles to the Austin area.

Culver City has been a progressive leader in its commitment to using natural gas as its fuel of choice for its entire fleet, including refuse and public works trucks, standard autos, and buses.

Culver City Named Best Government Green Fleet in North America

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City was recently named the #1 Green Fleet in North America for 2009 by the Best Green Fleets National Fleet Certification Program and the U.S. Clean Cities Coalition.

Chrysler's Dodge Charger fared best in top speed, acceleration and braking at the Michigan State Police's testing event of 2010 patrol vehicles. Photo via Chrysler.

Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results

EAST LANSING, MI - Chrysler's 2010 Dodge Charger ranked highest in Michigan State Police's evaluation of the most widely used two- and four-wheel patrol vehicles.

Fleets to Purchase Nearly 4 Million Hybrids by 2015

BOULDER, CO - Cumulative sales of hybrid vehicles in the fleet sector will total nearly 4 million worldwide between 2009 and 2015, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

Ford to Develop All-New Police Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will produce an all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor specially designed and engineered to replace the Ford Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011.

New Wash System Designed to Help Fleets Save Water

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Fleets can save on gallons of water used during maintenance cleaning with a new waterless wash system.

City of Gadsden Recycling Efforts Include Fleet Biodiesel

GADSDEN, AL - In addition to conventional recycling efforts, the City of Gadsden is also encouraging residents to become more involved in supplying recycled oil for the fleet's biodiesel fuel.

Summit County’s New Fleet Facility in Progress

FRISCO, CO - Builders are making steady progress on Summit County's new $14 million fleet and transit maintenance facility, which is expected to be completed by next fall.

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