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Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

LAPD Equipping Tesla Sedan as Patrol Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department will test a Tesla Model S sedan as a patrol car, because it offers higher performance and longer range than other battery-electric vehicles on the market.

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid

Many companies have implemented fleet sustainability programs to achieve self-imposed reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions. However, the one segment that is sometimes the least compliant with corporate sustainability goals is the executive fleet. It is important for management to lead by example when initiating a fleet sustainability program to generate corporate-wide acceptance. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid provides management with the ability to do so.

Orlando Slashes Fleet Facility Energy Use by 30%

The City of Orlando fleet has reduced energy consumption in its 70,000-square-foot maintenance facility by 29.5%. This was done through various facility updates, including the installation of a photovoltaic array.

NY, NJ Port Fleet Manager Retires

Jim Reinish, fleet manager of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, retired on May 29. His replacement has not yet been announced.