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Sustainability Key Motivator for Early Fleet Adopters of Clean Vehicle Technologies

While diesel and gasoline engines will still be the main power source for commercial vehicles for the next decade, fleets are now testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to a new study of fleet use of sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets, such as natural gas, propane, electric, and renewable fuels.

NYC Fleet Implements Biotire Project

In the last two years, NYC Fleet has implemented a project to test the effectiveness, longevity, and performance of tires made substantially of soybean oil.

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

Michelin, GM Show Airless Tire Prototype

Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) prototype — at a sustainable mobility event.

Battery-Electric Vehicles for 2019

Commercial fleets with a sustainability mission or government fleets with green vehicle mandates turn to electrified vehicles to meet their mission. Here's a closer look at the battery-electric vehicles available in the 2019 model year.