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Photo via Toyota Making a Case for EVs in Fleets
Dave Head was the Sonoma County Fleet manager for 26 years but as an advocate for electric vehicles in fleets, he sees the new technology as a potential game changer, both for the environment and the bottom line.
Justin Tullis, an employee of Olympic Pool Plastering, loads equipment onto one of the fleet's propane trucks. Truck Fleet Prefers Bi-Fuel Propane System
After running both bi-fuel and dedicated-propane systems, this pool renovation company hopes to switch all of its fleet trucks to bi-fuel. The gasoline option comes in handy during long work trips.
Ian Wright How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains
Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.
One of Stevens Sausage's propane-powered Ford Transit Connect vans.The vans can get over 21 miles per gallon on propane autogas. Meat Supplier Expands Propane Usage to Vehicles
Propane autogas was an easy transition for this meat delivery fleet, which already had an onsite propane tank for building power and was able to secure a grant to cover 70% of the conversion cost.
Sheryl Connelly, the in-house futurist at Ford and one of the Fleet Technology Expo's Keynote speakers. Photo courtesy of Ford. Q&A: Ford's Resident Futurist, Sheryl Connelly
Sheryl Connelly is Ford's in-house futurist tasked with identifying global trends for the manufacturer. She is the closing keynote speaker at this year's Fleet Technology Expo.

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(l. to r.) CARB Member Barbara Riordan and Marcie Rodriguez of Redwood Products, Inc stand in front of hybrid delivery truck that was awarded the 2,000th heavy-duty clean vehicle voucher incentive. Photo courtesy of CARB.
Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
Image courtesy of CALSTART.
Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
Photo by Kareem Girgis.
Fleet Technology Awards Announced
Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.
Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.
Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles
By Paul Clinton
Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.
Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.
Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio
Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.
Next-Gen Toyota Prius to Debut Sept. 8
The next-generation Toyota Prius will be unveiled to the media in Las Vegas Sept. 8, reported Bloomberg.
Photo courtesy of Toyota.
West Coast States Launch EV Initiative
The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia have partnered with fleets in West Coast states to launch a new initiative intended to accelerate adoption of zero-emission vehicles in public and private fleets, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants
The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.
Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out
For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.
Photo of 2015 e-Golf by Vince Taroc.
VW Launches Entry-Level e-Golf SE
Volkswagen will offer its entry-level e-Golf SE battery-electric vehicle for the 2016 model-year, with a starting price of $29,815 (including $820 destination charge), the automaker announced.

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