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Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Public Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

Government Fleet has announced three finalists for the 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award.

Chevin Adds Four Team Members to Support Operations

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based enterprise-level fleet and asset management software, today announced several new team members to help support its local and global operations.

ChargePoint & Apollo Sunguard Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard was one of two vendors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by GSA Fleet for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) without installation for ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and the sole awardee for Ancillary EVSE Data Services.

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Ga. County to Reduce Take-Home Vehicles

At a recent meeting, Dawson County, Ga., Board of Commissioners voted to revise its take-home vehicle policy for county employees and re-evaluate who needs a take-home vehicle

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Salt Lake City Looks to Expand EV Use

Through a new initiative, Salt Lake City hopes to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032. Numerous departments have developed tailpipe emissions reduction plans for their fleet vehicles.

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Rightsizing Could Help Oregon DOT Reduce Fleet

The State of Oregon plans to conduct an efficiency study to determine where fleet reductions can be made following a management assessment of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

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Schwarze Street Sweepers Recalled for Air Brakes

The recall, expected to begin April 17, covers 129 vehicles at risk for unexpectedly stopping.

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Colorado Springs Sued by Fleet Maintenance Provider

The City of Colorado Springs is facing a lawsuit from its fleet maintenance provider, which says it requires a 22% price increase for 2017 to meet its operating needs.

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Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

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Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

California Groups to Host Alternative Fuel Expo & Conference

The second annual AltCar Expo and Conference Sacramento takes place Wednesday, April 19, at the Sacramento State Capitol.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation

Used cars outperformed trucks in March, as full-size pickups, compact vans, compact cars, and sporty cars increased in value, while as overall used vehicles depreciated 0.6%, according to Black Book.

From left to right: David Sutton, KCC; City of Grapevine Mayor William Tate; Governor Greg Abbott; Masatoshi Kimata, president and representative director, Kubota Corporation Japan; Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO, KTC; Teruo Amano, consulate-general of Japan; and Joseph Szymaszek, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce chairman. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kubota Opens Texas Headquarters

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, completing its move from Torrance, Calif.

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New York State Fleet Prepares for Flooding

Under direction from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the State of New York began preparing its fleet Thursday for heavy rain and flooding, expected to continue through Friday.

Announcing the 2017 Leading Fleets

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have announced the Leading Fleets for 2017.

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Ala. City Officials Rethink Take-Home Policy

The City of Northport, Ala., is revising its vehicle use policy to adhere to federal guidelines, specifically, defining take-home vehicles as a fringe benefit that employees declare as taxable income.

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National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

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Grants Help Los Angeles County Pay for CNG Vehicles

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently purchased nine heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its ongoing effort to reduce pollution and improve air quality.

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Toro Awarded National IPA Contract

The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, Ariz., for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users.

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

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DOJ Adds Telematics to Prisoner Transport Buses

The telematics solution will provide vehicle position and performance data, route and trip management, customized maintenance reporting, and two-way communication with drivers.

Photo of 2018 F-150 SSV courtesy of Ford

Ford Unveils 2018 F-150 and Expedition Special Service Vehicles

Both models feature high-strength aluminum-alloy bodies, vinyl seats, and 10-speed column-mounted shifters.

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

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