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Showroom - Audi Q5 Hybrid: Crossover Aims for 30 mpg
Showroom - Ford C-Max: Detroit Takes Aim at the Prius
Showroom - Ford Fusion: Gunning for the Fuel Efficiency Triple Crown
Which Hybrids Have the Lowest Cost of Ownership?

Which Hybrids Have the Lowest Cost of Ownership?

After five years and 15,000 miles of driving per year, are there any hybrids that actually have a lower cost of ownership than their gas-engine counterparts? One unexpected vehicle takes the prize.

March 27, 2012

Showroom - Toyota Camry Gets Lighter, Roomier, Angrier

Showroom - Toyota Camry Gets Lighter, Roomier, Angrier

The Camry is known for its spacious interior, and the 2012 edition is the roomiest yet. As well, the Camry Hybrid, also new for 2012, boasts a 30% improvement in fuel efficiency, now earning up to 43 mpg.

January 24, 2012

Preserving Underutilized Hybrid Batteries

Preserving Underutilized Hybrid Batteries

Aftermarket devices and underutilization can lead to a completely drained hybrid vehicle battery, but trickle chargers can prevent this scenario.

October 25, 2011

The Green Fleet Price Tag

The Green Fleet Price Tag

Taking a hard-numbers approach to your vehicles’ tailpipe emissions and lifecycle cost data will help you improve your ecological footprint without breaking the bank.

July 15, 2011

Pros and Cons of ‘Right-Sizing’ Vehicles to Increase Fuel Economy
Gas vs. Hybrids: Which is Better Suited for Your Fleet?
Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.

July 16, 2010

Hino Well-Positioned to Expand Commercial Market Share

Hino Well-Positioned to Expand Commercial Market Share

Hino expanded vocational applications for its lineup of Class 4-7 trucks. In addition, it will introduce Class 4 & Class 5 hybrid cab-over models in MY-2012. Hino increased its Class 6 market share to 15 percent, up from 5 percent in 2005.

March 3, 2010

Savings Dug Up with  D7E Dozer

Savings Dug Up with D7E Dozer

Reduced fuel consumption and lower service costs are just a few ways fleets can save with the Caterpillar D7E Track-Type Tractor, a hybrid system that combines diesel and electric power.

September 21, 2009

GREEN FLEET: 2010 Prius Raises More than Its Roof

GREEN FLEET: 2010 Prius Raises More than Its Roof

In addition to a newly shaped roof designed to provide more headroom for backseat passengers, the 2010 model also boasts a higher combined fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon.

September 1, 2009

'RydeGreen' Hybrid Trucks Maximize Fuel & Minimize Costs
Hybrid Large Trucks: the Road to Viability

Hybrid Large Trucks: the Road to Viability

Through the support of WestStart-CALSTART’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum, 13 utility fleets became early adopters of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid truck technology. Fleet managers report substantial fuel savings and few maintenance issues, though greater production is needed to drive premiums down.

February 3, 2009

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