Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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XL Fleet Corp. has entered into a strategic partnership with Curbtender , a market leader in Under CDL (vehicles that do not require a Commercial Drivers License) refuse trucks and a pioneer in automated side-loader collection. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, XL Fleet CEO.

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Road Test: 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Plug-in Hybrid

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Or how about 32 miles on no gasoline at all as you chauffeur around the kids and do in-town errands? If this is appealing, then the 2022 Pacifica plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is what you are looking for. Getting The Most From the Plug-In Hybrid System.

Road Test: 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

One of the challenges Clean Fleet Report takes seriously is to test the EPA fuel economy ratings for the cars, crossovers and trucks we review, knowing efficiency is a top priority when looking to purchase a new vehicle. 2 of 3 Niros can plug in. The EPA 46 MPG Is Only the Start.

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XL Fleet expands XLP PHEV drive system for use in multiple GM fleet applications

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XL Fleet announced that the Company’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, Chief Executive Officer of XL Fleet. Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Opinion: A Plug-In Perk: Free Charging

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While in some cases it’s actually true (the most expensive of charge points vs. the most efficient of internal combustion cars, like my 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman that often gets almost 40 MPG), for the most part these are just hit pieces to sow controversy and generate revenue on ad-heavy websites.

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Driven: Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4

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Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 is the first ever vehicle from the venerable Italian car maker with a charging port. Until the Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4, Alfa Romeo produced zero electrified models. It will be sold only in top Ti and Veloce equipment grades.

Plug In America, Global EV Drivers’ Alliance among signatories of COP26 declaration

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Earlier today, more than 100 governments, automakers, fleets, and other organizations released a declaration calling for sales of all new cars and vans to be zero-emission by 2040 and no later than 2035 in leading markets.

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. The pilot program is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, while boosting productivity for operators in urban conditions. In addition, Transport for London will use three of the vans for freight duties. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Flemish public transport operator orders 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses, upgrades 280 hybrids into e-hybrids

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De Lijn, the public transport operator (PTO) in the Flemish part of Belgium, is ordering 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses; further, the operator confirmed the upgrade of 280 if its current hybrid buses into e-hybrids. Bus Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins

Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

Do you have a need to haul up to seven people in comfort and style? Oh, and could you get used to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 30+ mph when in hybrid mode? It was more than a hybrid—it was a plug-in hybrid. Plug it in to add electric-only miles.

Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

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Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. This will extend to a third European city research into the use of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips. Together with the City of Cologne, we will start to investigate how we might in future look forward to urban areas that offer better air quality and can also be more productive. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Apex Clean Energy ordering 19 electrified F-series pickups from XL Fleet

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Apex Clean Energy has ordered 19 electrified Ford F-series pickup trucks from XL Fleet, including ten plug-in hybrid electric and nine hybrid electric systems for pickups in its service fleet, for delivery in the second quarter of 2021.

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Tech: Don’t Believe These 5 Plug-In Hybrid Myths!

Clean Fleet Report

The rise of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have fans professing its technological wonders, while looking down at plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs). In this article, we’ll dispel five common myths on PHEVs that BEV-only fans may want you to believe. Plugging in is key.

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Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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With new fleet-wide energy monitoring and vehicle management tools from Ford Commercial Solutions, available through app and web-based interfaces, Ford is helping North American commercial fleets and businesses make a seamless transition to electric vehicles.

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Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

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While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent roundtable with journalists in Sweden, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the company is disappointed that it underestimated demand for its plug-in hybrids. plug-in cars

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EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “ Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge ,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets. An analysis of utility fleets by Utilimarc shows only about 1.7% Electrifying our own fleets is an important first step in moving the industry forward.

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Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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A fleet of plug-in electric vehicles sits ready to roll at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (US The Air Force unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base today. The PEV fleet includes both electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from sedans to trucks and a 12-passenger van. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Smart charging V2X

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NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation’s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential power demand and PEV use to assess the impact of uncoordinated in-home PEV charging on residential power demand.

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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The PowerDrive replaces the conventional transmission and switches in real time between two hybrid and two pure electric modes, optimizing the powertrain for the best fuel economics in any driving situation. It operates as a hybrid in either series or parallel configuration modes. Cummins Inc.

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Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

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After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production schedule. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Workhorse TrucksThe Workhorse W-15 will be the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago. It features 80 miles of.

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13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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Thirteen environmental groups working on clean transportation solutions sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging it to select plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) for the next generation of delivery vehicles (NGDV). The USPS fleet travels more than 1.3 Two of the five vehicles USPS are currently considering for the next generation of delivery trucks are plug-in models, the environmental organizations said. Plug In America.

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XL Fleet launches pilot program with Essential Utilities, Inc. to electrify its utility fleet

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XL Fleet announced that Essential Utilities, Inc. Essential, headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA, deploys a fleet of approximately 2,500 of these vehicles across 10 states. —Charles Stevenson, Vice President of Fleet Operations at Essential. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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With massive purchase of gasoline-fueled delivery fleet, USPS reaffirms commitment to “classic” technology

Plug in America

more and more companies are transitioning their fleets to modern electric vehicles. They can also keep in touch with USPS stations through durable rotary dial telephones, to be installed in the new vehicles. billion in over the next 5 years.

NREL study quantifies non-residential charging infrastructure needs for growing fleet of plug-in electric vehiles

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A new study from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Sales of PEVs—plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (EVs)—have surged recently. Summary of station and plug count estimates for the central scenario (15M PEVs in 2030).

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XL Fleet acquires WEES to accelerate fleet electrification and expand charging infrastructure offering

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XL Fleet Corp., a provider of fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has acquired World Energy Efficiency Services, LLC (WEES) for total cash and stock consideration of approximately $16 million. By leveraging its solutions in combination with utility incentive programs, project management and financing, World Energy assists companies throughout all aspects of the electrification process. —Dimitri Kazarinoff, CEO of XL Fleet.

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Emerging Fleet Trends—Going Electric

Clean Fleet Report

Converting Fleets to EVs and Adding Roadside Assistance. EVs make a lot of sense for commercial fleets with reduced fuel and maintenance costs and batteries that can be sized to a specific route to eliminate range anxiety. Using a Fleet Management Company.

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First drive review: 2021 BMW 530e earns its hybrid halo, misses the mark as a plug-in

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Plug-in hybrids like the 2021 BMW 530e might be much closer to the norm four years from now than they are today, if the 2023-2026 Biden fuel economy rules presented this past week take form the way they’re proposed. Plug-In Hybrids

ComEd to replace all LDVs in fleet with electrified vehicles by 2030

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ComEd’s new fleet electrification plan calls for replacing all of its light duty vehicles with electrified vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) by 2030. ComEd will replace end-of-life internal combustion vehicles with plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, reducing fuel and maintenance costs and creating savings that will be passed on to customers. More than 200 of its vehicles have electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric systems and another 10 are all-electric vehicles.

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid. The new Niro Plug-in Hybrid, revealed for the first time in Geneva, combines crossover versatility and design appeal with maximum fuel efficiency from its advanced new plug-in hybrid powertrain, which it shares with the Hyundai Ioniq.

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BYD reports plug-in fleet test results; rapid charging not diminishing capacity

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BYD all-electric e6 Taxi in service in Shenzhen. In conjunction with the one-year anniversary of its all-electric vehicle Taxi fleet test, BYD announced high-level results of several pilots of its plug-in electric vehicles—the F3DM, e6 and eBUS-12—in fleet testing across the world. BYD vehicles are estimated to have already saved $360,000 in fuel costs and more than 2.776 million lbs (1.26

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Ford Transit plug-in series hybrid van makes it debut in UK; 1.0L EcoBoost range extender

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Ford’s new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van ( earlier post ) made its debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, UK. The vehicle makes its first appearance as Ford prepares 20 PHEV Transits for the 12-month fleet customer trial in London that begins in late 2017. Commercial vehicles in London make 280,000 journeys on a typical weekday, traveling a total distance of 8 million miles (13 million kilometers).

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News: 2023 Toyota Prius Hybrid and Prius Prime PHEV

Clean Fleet Report

The Toyota Prius has come a long way since it debuted 22 years ago as the first hybrid car to be sold in the United States. Toyota pulled the sheet off the 2023 Prius before the media in Los Angeles on November 16. The 2023 Prius is available in three trim levels of LE, XLE and Limited.

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XL Hybrids expanding product line-up with new plug-in hybrid system for pick-ups; product launch in Q4 2017

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XL Hybrids is introducing a new product line, the XLP plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution. The XLP will be an industry-first fleet-ready solution offered as a ship-thru upfit on half-ton pickup trucks from leading OEMs, and is targeted to provide a 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon for major fleets across the United States, as well as significant reductions in CO 2 emissions. This is a key point for fleets.

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Ford running 12-month trial of 20 plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans in London

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Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of city trips such as deliveries or maintenance work. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

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FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

Plugs and Cars

A story on Toyota's announcement that an ordering system for the plug-in prius will be coming later this year prompted me to check out the site. THE FIRST-EVER prius plug-in hybrid," it says. Ask any of the hundreds of individuals and fleets driving around in prius converted to have plug-in capability. It's not even Toyota's first plug-in prius. Surely there's a market for their plug-in hybrid.

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French Gendarmerie takes delivery of first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 PHEVs

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The French Ministry of the Interior has taken delivery of the first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 Plug-in Hybrids for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Scania to test wirelessly charged plug-in hybrid city bus for the first time in Sweden

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Starting June 2016 a prototype for a new Scania plug-in hybrid bus (based on Scania Citywide Low Entry) will go into daily operation in Södertälje. Now, for the first time in Sweden, Scania and the Stockholm based Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) plan to test the wireless charging technology in real-life conditions. As part of the field tests, a Scania citybus with an electric hybrid powertrain will go into daily operation in Södertälje in June 2016.

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Quantum launches new line of converted plug-in hybrid F-150 pickup trucks for fleets

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Overview of the plug-in hybrid system for the F-150. has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles—converted plug-in hybrid versions of the Ford F-150 pickup, the highest volume selling vehicle in the US. The plug-in F-150 uses a through the road parallel hybrid configuration, and incorporates: 3.7L Top speed of the vehicle is 95 mph, and 0-60 acceleration in electric mode takes less than 11 seconds. Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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GM, Toyota continue to lead plug-in market in US

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The Volt remained the top-selling plug-in vehicle in the US in October. From January through October 2012, GM has delivered 19,309 Volts—an increase of 286% from the same period in 2011. Overall, GM reported its highest October sales in the US since 2007, with deliveries up 5% versus a year ago to 195,764 vehicles. Year-on-year sales to retail customers were up 7% and sales to fleet customers were down 2%.

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GM adding Plug and Charge

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GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. Plug and Charge streamlines the EV charging process for customers.

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UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

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For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. That may now have changed, according to no less a fleet. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet Workhorse Trucks UPSBut justifying the purchase of electric trucks has been a challenge because their upfront costs have been considerably higher.

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