Fleet managers focus on a greener 2017

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2017 has brought with it a variety of concerns for fleet managers up and down the country. Fleet news Green Cars Fleet Fleet management ULEVIndeed, with changes to company car tax aimed at increasing.

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Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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AVTA is also installing a wireless charging system to extend the fleet’s range to ensure the electric buses will be able to serve the agency’s longest rural routes. AVTA is anticipating a cost savings as a result of electrifying its fleet. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Peapod adds two LH hydraulic hybrids delivery trucks to fleet

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The trucks, the first hydraulic hybrids in Peapod’s fleet of approximately 130 vehicles in the Midwest, are expected to reduce fuel consumption, reduce brake maintenance costs and cut emissions significantly in Peapod service neighborhoods. Fleets Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing. Public fleets are often stymied by the prospect of trying to get a new vendor and contract mechanism approved by their parent organization. We’ve been told by some public fleets this process can take upwards of a year or more.

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New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country. New York plug-in cars transportation policy fleet

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

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Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. Denmark fleet sales plug-in cars Avis Nissan e-NV200The rental company will purchase 401 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 Nissan Leaf electric cars. That will supplement an existing contingent of Leaf electric cars, and bring the total number of electric vehicles.

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BVRLA report reveals true impact of UK’s ageing grey fleet

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A report commissioned by the British Vehicle Leasing and Rental Association (BVRLA) has revealed the full scale and impact grey fleet cars have on the. Home Slider BVRLA Fleet Fleet management Editors Picks Leasing

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Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. The company is supplying its drivetrain technology to Yaxing Motor Coach for integration into a fleet of city buses to be delivered in March of this year. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Waitrose launches fleet of biomethane-fueled trucks with 500-mile range

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The UK supermarket group Waitrose has introduced a fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas)-powered trucks with a range of up to 500 miles. They trucks, which use advanced technology developed jointly with Scania and Agility Fuel Solutions, will be fueled with biomethane from CNG Fuels. Ten new Scania-manufactured CNG trucks entered operation for Waitrose in January and will be used to make deliveries to the company’s stores in the Midlands and the North.

Study finds testing the technology the strongest initial motivation for fleet managers adopting EVs

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According to a report from Frost and Sullivan (Kumar, 2013), fleet managers adopted more than half of EVs sold globally up to 2013. Thereafter fleet managers adopted or indicated an intent to adopt a larger number of EVs because of the benefits that they offer.

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Chevrolet Volts joins Enterprise rental fleet

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car is to become one of the first UK rental companies to offer the range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt on its rental fleet.

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Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. Program participants will be able to book the vehicle and unlock it using the Audi shared fleet app.

Prius+ added to London minicab fleet

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A new minicab service in London has turned to Toyota to ensure that its fleet meets its strict environmental criteria. Embarque, an executive minicab service in London, is to add 22 new seven seat Prius+ models into its fleet in the coming weeks.

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New car registrations cool in July, but fleet continues to grow

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smmt Fleet RegistrationsThe new car market once again showed its resilience to challenging economic conditions after the number of newly registered vehicles increased slightl.

Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

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For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet will get bike racks. cities with significant car-sharing fleets; and it was one of the first North American cities, after Austin, where Car2Go.

Renault ZOE joins Arras fleet

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One city in the north of France plans to make its entire municipal fleet electric over the coming years and is already making good progress with the order of 5 Renault ZOE electric car.

CR&R Environmental begins using carbon-neutral renewable natural gas in fleet

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced that renewable natural gas from CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California is now being used to fuel CR&R’s waste-hauling trucks. The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will bring the carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system.

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Government fleet unashamedly un-green

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The UK Government is failing to follow its own policy of promoting low emission vehicles by still running a fleet with above average emission levels, according to the RAC Foundation blog.

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UPS places 50 advanced hydraulic hybrids in its fleet in time for holiday rush

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Lightning Hybrids designs and manufactures the hydraulic hybrid ERS (Energy Recovery System) for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles which provides fuel efficiency by regenerating braking energy, provides safer braking and more power for acceleration, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

Nissan Chile delivers fleet of 25 LEAFs to Enel, the country’s largest electricity group

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Nissan Chile delivered a fleet of 25 LEAF electric vehicles to employees of Enel, Chile’s largest electricity group in terms of installed capacity. The initiative is part of the first electric vehicle sales program exclusively for fleet customers in Chile. As part of its sustainability policy, Enel offered its employees a subsidy for the purchase of an electric car. Following a raffle, 25 of its employees selected a Nissan LEAF.

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Lex partners with POD Point to charge up fleet market

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POD Point has partnered with Lex Autolease in a deal that will allow Lex Autolease customers to install discounted electric vehicle charge points at the workplace or homes of its EV fleet car users at half the usual price.

Spanish cities deploy electric taxi fleet

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Electric taxis are the order of the day in Madrid and Barcelona; where a fleet of Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles are set to go to work.

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Wood Mackenzie: EVs could account for 21% of global car fleet by 2035 under carbon-constrained scenario

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Wood Mackenzie also notes that in addition to displacing oil demand, the growth in the EV fleet size will force internal combustion engines to become more efficient as consumers demand comparable running costs from legacy engine types.

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Electric car fleet joins UEFA Champions League

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Nissan has electrified the UEFA Champions League this year by introducing its fully electric LEAF hatchback and e-NV200 electric van to the official championship fleet.

Electric Cars Bought By Fleets: Cost Still An Impediment

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You may not have thought much about it, but fleet managers could play a huge role in electric-car adoption. They''re the people whose job it is to buy and manage the huge fleets of vehicles operated by companies, government agencies, and other organizations. A recent study of fleet managers found that they initially bought a small number of plug-in

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Case study: What’s it like to run an electric fleet?

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Case study: What’s it like to run an electric fleet

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Greenest companies wanted as Fleet Hero Awards open

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The search is on for England’s greenest fleets as the Energy Saving Trust opens the 2012 Fleet Hero Awards. These highly sought-after awards aim to celebrate public and private organisations that have successfully reduced their fuel bills and lowered the carbon footprints through effective fleet management policies. Green credentials Energy Saving Trust Green Fleet

Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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Lightning Systems also announced that in the next two years it will introduce a new lineup of fleet efficiency products to support commercial and government fleets. All products will leverage the LightningAnalytics system to validate efficiency results for fleets and will be available as either a retrofit for existing vehicles or for new vehicles from Lightning’s network of distributors and upfitters. Fleets Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

Crushed BMW ActiveE Test Fleet Headed For Scrapyard

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Just two weeks ago, drivers of the BMW ActiveE fleet of electric test vehicles were delighted to see that their cars would have a second life. BMW announced that it would redeploy 80 ActiveE electric cars to its DriveNow car-sharing program in San Francisco. But then, yesterday, a photo appeared on Facebook that underscores the fate--sooner or

TARC rolls out six new Proterra battery-electric buses; fleet total of 15

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With the six new buses, TARC’s all-electric fleet is the second largest of its kind in the country, and the largest east of the Mississippi. The ZeroBus fleet was an $11-million dollar investment in Louisville’s transportation network made possible with federal, state and local grant funding.

Ford confirms five fleets in London for Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Van pilot program

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Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. Equipped with range extenders, the fleet is not limited by battery range, making them capable of the longer journeys that may be required by businesses and police and emergency vehicle services. The five confirmed fleets: Transport for London. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

Skyactiv technology pushing Mazda fleet sales

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Mazda’s new efficient Skyactiv technology is helping the brand grow its fleet market share, with sales increasing 84 per cent in the first nine months of the 2013/14 financial year (April and December).

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Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks

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As carmakers labor to meet tougher Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025, Federal regulators have turned their attention to commercial vehicles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed standards that would improve the efficiency of a wide variety of vehicle classes--from large pickup trucks to 18-wheelers. Boosting. heavy duty EPA Commercial vehicle regulation semis trucking

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Rotterdam using BYD e6 for electric taxi fleet

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RTC plans to extend its fleet of emissions free pure electric taxis to 25 within the next 18 months, according to CEO Sjaak de Winter.

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Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

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When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425 non-police-pursuit vehicles with electric cars and plug-in hybrids by early 2016, as it works toward a goal of converting the entire fleet to "post-oil technology" by 2025.

Leaseplan profits grow as private leasing soars in UK, Netherlands and Belgium

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Leaseplan, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, has published its headline annual results for 2016 and the future looks bright. Fleet news Fleet Fleet management Leaseplan Leasing

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Arval fleet surpasses 1m vehicles for first time

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Fleet news Arval LeasingCar leasing giant Arval has confirmed that contract hire is on the up, as it revealed that it now leases over one million vehicles across the 28 count.

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Free show to spark EV fleet sales boost?

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A free event is expected to encourage uptake of electric and low carbon vehicles within the fleet sector. With interest in hybrid and electric technology gathering pace amongst fleets, the EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show will aim to demonstrate the benefits of EVs and vehicles with diminished tailpipe output. Organised by Fleet World magazine [.]. Latest news bvrla ev EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show

U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

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Using large fleets of electric cars to store energy and feed it back into the grid when needed has become a hot topic among researchers. While the idea is still many years away from being practical on a broad scale, several parties have expressed interest in "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology--including the U.S. Air Force. RELATED: California

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Seat is the fastest growing fleet brand

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Seat UK Fleet has confirmed it has had its best quarter one to date, with a 32% rise in overall fleet registrations sales, marking the fourth consecut