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The 2015 Volt provides 40 miles of electric range and an EPA-rated 380 miles of total range.

GM's 2015 Chevrolet Volt

The first-generation Chevrolet Volt (2011-2015 model years) will soon give way to a new generation of the plug-in electric hybrid that's expected to increase the nameplate's electric range to 53 miles from 40 miles. The Volt is now the top-selling plug-in electric hybrid globally. It's sold in Europe as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera and in Australia and New Zealand as the Holden Volt. Photos by Kareem Girgis.

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Respondents to this year’s survey on average earn $84,694, which is 2.4% higher than last year’s reported average of $82,732.

Charts: 2015 Salaries & Retirement Plans

The average fleet salary has increased to $84,694, and more fleet managers reported a salary increase this year than in the past three years. About one-third of survey respondents said they plan to retire in the next five years.

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Toyota unveiled the 2016 Prius on Sept. 8 in Las Vegas.

Toyota's 2016 Prius Hybrid

Toyota's fourth generation 2016 Prius gasoline-electric hybrid improves fuel efficiency by 10 percent and will arrive early next year with Mirai-like styling elements designed to improve its emotional appeal, according to the automaker. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Toyota.

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Police vehicles are the newest of the vehicle types listed, followed by refuse trucks. Source: Utilimarc

Charts: 2015 Fleet Inventory & Age

This section includes data about fleet inventory and age. The information from these charts comes from the Government Fleet 2015 Industry Trends Survey, Utilimarc's data of its municipal benchmarking clients, and the U.S. General Services Administration. For the full article, click here

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This chart shows a profile of survey respondents and the public entities for which they work. The “other” category consists of special districts, transit agencies, fire divisions, and other uncategorized agencies. Source: GF 2015 Industry Trends Survey

Charts: 2015 Public Fleet Overview

This overview delves into the operations of more than 200 fleets that responded to Government Fleet's annual industry trends survey. Data includes outsourced services, budget to changes, remarketing methods, and tool allowances. For the full article, click here

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GM's 2016-MY Fleet Preview

General Motors hosted its 2016-MY fleet preview from May 6-8 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. About 850 fleet managers and suplliers attended the meeting. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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Ford's 2016-MY Fleet Preview

Ford Motor Company held its 2016 model-year fleet preview at the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, May 4-6, 2015. For the full story, click herePhotos courtesy of Ford Motor Company. 

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Fleet Technology Expo's Ride & Drive

The 2015 Fleet Technology Expo, which is organized by Bobit Business Media, offered fleet managers an opportunity to get behind the wheel of alternative powertrain vehicles such as a Hino diesel-electric hybrid cabover, Nissan LEAF, and a bi-fuel CNG pickup truck. Photos by Kevin Haegele.

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The Town of Castle Rock fleet is an ASE Blue Seal facility.

GFX Road Show: Town of Castle Rock

The Town of Castle Rock fleet employs six people who manage and maintain 347 vehicles. Paul Colell, fleet manager, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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Colorado Springs Utilities' fuel use mix is 60% diesel and 40% unleaded gasoline.

GFX Road Show: Colorado Springs Utilities

The Colorado Springs Utilities fleet employs 5 staff members and 42 contractors who manage and maintain 1,700 vehicles. Chris Lindquist, fleet supervisor, gave GF staff a tour of the joint city and utility fleet maintenance facility.

To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

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Thi Dao
What's the Future of Transportation?

By Thi Dao
Often, innovation is driven by the private sector. But public sector agencies are also leading the way in designing transportation systems for the future.

Second-Gen Fleet Professionals

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Perception vs. Facts

By Facundo Tassara
As I am sure everyone has seen in the last several months, perception versus facts (even alternative facts) have been all around us. Unfortunately, it seems fact’s stock has taken a hit and perception, as a mechanism for making decisions, has gone up.

New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

By Paul Clinton
The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

2017 Jeep Compass 4x4

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown
It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown

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