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Mo. PD Using Lease-Purchase to Acquire SUVs

The Desloge (Mo.) Police Department is using a lease-purchase funding model to acquire new vehicles to replace aging patrol cars.

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Bolt EV’s Drive Unit, Battery Detailed

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s drive system uses a single high capacity electric motor to propel the car that's charged from a lithium-ion battery pack, General Motors has announced at the Detroit auto show.

Photo by Mike Antich.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Reboots FCA Minivan Lineup

The Chrysler Pacifica will be powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V-6, while the Pacifica Hybrid will offer up to 80 miles per gallon equivalent in city driving and 30 miles of driving in EV mode.

Video Safety Tip: Driving in a Downpour

The California Office of Traffic Safety offers advice on what adjustments drivers need to take during rainy conditions.

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Global NGV Sales to Grow to 3.9 Million by 2025

Growth in adoption of natural gas vehicles has been slower than previously anticipated, mostly due to drops in oil prices, as well as lower costs and increased capacity of batteries for electrified vehicles.

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IRS Drops Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has lowered the deductible mileage rate to 54 cents per mile for business miles in 2016 down from 57.5 cents in 2015, the agency has announced.

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Navy Solicits Lease Deal for EVs

The U.S. Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation to commercially lease between 400 and 600 battery-electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Photo of 2016 Ford F-650 courtesy of Alliance Autogas.

EPA Approves Blossman's LPG-Powered Truck Engines

Alliance Autogas has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel propane-autogas versions of vehicles powered by Ford's 6.8L V-10 and General Motors' 6.0L V-8 spark-ignited engines.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Brimming with Tech

General Motors unveiled its tech-oriented 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), providing additional details about its array of connectivity and autonomous driving features.

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Greenkraft CNG-Propane System Earns EPA-CARB Certification

Greenkraft’s custom fuel system for a 6.0L engine running compressed natural gas or propane has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

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Baltimore County Fire Beefs Up Ambulance Fleet

The Baltimore County Fire Department will expand EMS service at four stations where demand for emergency medical calls is especially high with new ambulance units purchased in September.

Ark. City Replacing 'Death Traps' in Patrol Fleet

The City of Little Rock (Ark.) has delayed rolling out new patrol cars that will replace aging vehicles because the city has experienced delays in receiving equipment such as lights, sirens, and radios.

Kan. County's Jail Funding Helps Secure Pickups

Labette County (Kan.) commissioners approved the purchase of six pickups for the sheriff's department with various funding including jail housing proceeds.

GSA Seeking EV Charging Infrastructure

The General Services Administration has extended a request for information for electric vehicle charging station equipment to Jan. 8 so it can receive additional contractor input.

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AT&T's 4G LTE to Connect 10M Ford Vehicles by 2020

Ford and AT&T will bring high-speed connectivity to more than 10 million vehicles via Ford's new connected-vehicle technology SYNC Connect in the next five years.

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Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

Photo of Chevrolet Bolt EV concept vehicle courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Bolt EV to Debut at CES

General Motors will unveil its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle on Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company announced.

Video Safety Tip: Don’t Crowd the Plow

The North Dakota Department of Transportation offers advice on how to share the road safely with snow plow trucks.

Apply Now for the 2016 Leading Fleets Award

The Leading Fleets award, open to government fleets, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership. The last day to apply is March 4.

Diesel Prices Fall to End the Year

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline dropped slightly in the last week of 2015, capping off a year marked by falling energy prices.

Tucson Police Department Grounds Aircraft After Audit

The Tucson PD's airborne unit was only 58% in compliance with ALEA standards, placing it at high operational risk.

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Toyota, Ford Challenge Apple-Google Car Screens

Toyota has adopted Ford's SmartDeviceLink (SDL) platform that provides an alternative to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to integrate smartphones with their vehicles.

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San Fransico's Renewable Diesel Detailed

Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel is produced from renewable raw materials including vegetable oils and animal waste and offers a chemical composition comparable to fossil fuel, according to the company.

Ga. Sheriff Adds Autism Awareness Car

The Muscogee County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office has deployed a community relations vehicle to raise awareness about autism.

Ford's 2015 F-150 was the top-selling pickup truck, photo courtesy of Vince Taroc.

U.S. Auto Sales to Reach 17.5M in 2015

New vehicle sales, including fleet deliveries, are projected to reach approximately 1.7 million units, a 12.8% increase from a year ago, according to a report by True Car.



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