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These Factors Are Impacting Sales of Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event

Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event

This year’s Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., features the Ride & Drive event where attendees will have the chance to get behind the wheel of alternative-fueled vehicles from major automotive manufacturers.

October 15, 2014

Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker John Viera

Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker John Viera

Closing the Green Fleet Conference this year is John Viera, the Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford. This year he'll be making a case that not only is going green achievable for fleets, it's good business.

September 10, 2014

Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker Mark Smith

Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker Mark Smith

Mark Smith, the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program’s vehicles technologies deployment manager, will be kick starting the 2014 Green Fleet Conference as its opening keynote speaker. We talked to him about he program, fleet challenges and more.

August 27, 2014

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

May 27, 2014

Sacramento Takes the Green Leap

Sacramento Takes the Green Leap

Over the past few years, the City of Sacramento has pioneered a number of alternative-fuel programs, including the use of renewable natural gas produced by food waste.

March 18, 2014

6 Steps to Transitioning to Alternative Fuels

6 Steps to Transitioning to Alternative Fuels

A well-thought-out and planned methodology is essential for alternative-fuel implementation success. Here are six steps that can help fleets achieve their alt-fuel goals.

December 19, 2013

Collaboration is Key for the  Future of Sustainable Fuels

Collaboration is Key for the Future of Sustainable Fuels

Education about the various available fuels and collaboration among research institutions can help advance alternative-fuel vehicle adoption. In the meantime, altering driver behavior can help reduce fuel use.

June 28, 2013

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

March 14, 2013

Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

The growing number of fuel-efficient and alt-fuel offerings from OEMs and aftermarket upfitters for truck fleets give fleet managers more options than ever to manage fuel spend.

May 7, 2012

Low Cost or No-Cost Green Fleet Strategies

Low Cost or No-Cost Green Fleet Strategies

A variety of easy approaches can yield quantifiable results in greening a fleet, including avoiding unnecessary travel and using alternative-fuel vehicles. Tactics used by the states of West Virginia and Oklahoma are shared, including leveraging existing state natural resources.

June 1, 2011

City of Seattle Moves to an All-Green Fleet

City of Seattle Moves to an All-Green Fleet

Seattle moves full-force toward a 100-percent advanced technology and alt-fuels fleet. The initiative has resulted in better gas mileage, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and a reduction in annual petroleum fuel use.

January 29, 2010

Las Vegas Fleet is 90 Percent Green

Las Vegas Fleet is 90 Percent Green

Operating a 90-percent alternative-fuel fleet brings the City of Las Vegas to the forefront of the “going green” movement. The City utilizes its green fleet to prove alt-fuel viability.

May 26, 2009

Constable Fleet Saves Through Alternative Fuel

Constable Fleet Saves Through Alternative Fuel

The Clark County Constable owns its fleet of 21 hybrids and plans to invest in other alternative-fuel options. The unit’s success can be duplicated by other public fleets.

January 9, 2009

City of Santa Monica Adapts Early to Alt-Fuel Use

City of Santa Monica Adapts Early to Alt-Fuel Use

In 1993, the City of Santa Monica was one of the first agencies to set a vehicle reduction policy. Today, 84 percent of the 450 unit fleet represent a diverse mix of fuels and technologies.

September 1, 2008

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