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March 7, 2012 - Industry News

Nissan Leaf Available Nationwide for Fleet and Retail Purchases

By March 8, businesses and residents in the 21 new markets will be able to place a reservation for Nissan Leafs. Deliveries will start taking place in these new markets this summer.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2012-MY, Nissan LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

California ARB Offers Diesel Truck Leasing Option for Small Businesses

The financing option is aimed at helping small businesses upgrade their diesel trucks to meet early compliance with the California Air Resources Board’s on-road diesel vehicle and tractor-trailer greenhouse gas regulations.

Tags: leasing, compliance, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, managing small fleets, California Air Resources Board

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota Says 2012-MY Prius Plug-in Eligible for California Clean Vehicle Rebate

<p>The 2012-MY Toyota Prius Plug-in.</p>

Under this program, the Prius Plug-in is eligible for a $1,500 rebate that will be provided on a first come, first-served basis. The PHEV is also eligible for the state's carpool lane.

Tags: Toyota, PHEV, Rebate, 2012-MY, Toyota Prius Plug-in, California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

MY-2012 Chevrolet Volt Set to Join California’s Carpool Lanes

<p>Chevrolet Volt with clean air sticker</p>

DETROIT – Being green-minded has its advantages in California, particularly for operators of the MY-2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car. California has authorized a $1,500 state rebate and will allow drivers to use the state’s carpool lanes while traveling solo.

Tags: Rebate, California, Chevrolet Volt, HOV Lane, 2012-MY

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

MIT Study Says Electric Trucks Can Save Fleets Money

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Using electric vehicles can markedly lower the costs of a fleet of delivery trucks. Electric vehicles can cost 9-12 percent less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines.

Tags: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

New for 2013: Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce a diesel version of its Cruze to the U.S. market in 2013, building on its global powertrain expertise and adding to the popularity of the vehicle, which was first released to U.S. fleets and consumers in 2011.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel, Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors

February 16, 2012 - Industry News

$1M Available For Fleets to Help Find Alt-Fuel Options

Fleet that apply and are awarded with funds will be provided by American Fueling Systems with a detailed alternative-fuel feasibility study specific to their fleet operations.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, American Fueling Systems

February 13, 2012 - Industry News

Automakers Propose Changes to 2017-2025 Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON – The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, whose membership consists of 12 automakers, proposed changes to the Obama administration's proposed 2017-2025 CAFE and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards, specifically how they are required to account for emissions reductions.

Tags: CAFE, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, EPA, CAFE Standards, NHTSA

February 9, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota Releases MSRP for 2012 Prius c

<p>The 2012-MY Toyota Prius c.</p>

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced MSRP for the all-new 2012-MY Prius. Toyota said the new vehicle will be available in March in four grades. Starting MSRP is $18,950.

Tags: Toyota, vehicle pricing, Toyota Prius c, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

Hawaii Renews Electric Vehicle Rebate

The program was given an additional $150,000 and has a new deadline for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid EVs set at March 31, 2012.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Rebate, EV Charging Station, Hawaii, Nissan LEAF, Hawaii EV Ready Grant Program, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Unveils America's Natural Gas Highway for Trucks

<p>Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border LNG truck fueling.</p>

SEAL BEACH, CA - Trucks powered by cleaner, cheaper and All-American natural gas will soon travel the country on America's Natural Gas Highway-the network of LNG truck fueling stations being built by Clean Energy on Interstate Highways and in major metropolitan areas.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fueling Station

January 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Closes Chevrolet Volt Investigation

WASHINGTON - NHTSA concluded that GM’s planned updates to the vehicle reduce the potential for post-crash battery fires.

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, NHTSA

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Eckhaus Fleet Selected to Sell Mitsubishi i-MiEV Fleet Model

The Mitsubishi i has a range of about 62 miles from a fully charged lithium-ion battery pack and 112-combined MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent).

Tags: 2012-MY, Eckhaus Fleet, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Sales of Hybrid Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks Will Nearly Double in 2012

BOULDER, CO - The global economic recession has taken a huge toll on medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck sales in many regions. At the same time, the precipitous rise of oil prices has sent diesel fuel costs to near record highs in many countries.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pike Research, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Guest Editorial: ‘Who Killed the Electric Car — Again?’

Letter to the Editor: A Business Fleet reader submitted this opinion piece on electric vehicle manufacturing, demand and infastructure.

Tags: ECOtality, EV Charging Station, THINK electric vehicle, Daimler AG, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota Shows New 2012 Prius c in Detroit

<p>Toyota Motor Sales President &amp; COO Jim Lentz introduces the Prius c at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 10, 2012. Photo courtesy Joe Polimeni.</p>

DETROIT - Toyota introduced the latest addition to its Prius vehicle family, the Prius c, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The automaker said it plans for the vehicle to go on sale in March, 2012, and that MSRP will start below $19,000.

Tags: Toyota, 2012-MY, North American International Auto Show, Toyota Prius c, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Nissan Unveils Electric NV200 Commercial Van Concept in Detroit

<p>The e-NV200 Concept is powered by an 80kW AC synchronous motor.</p>

DETROIT - Nissan said its e-NV200 Concept is a preview of a near-future production version of a full-electric vehicle. The automaker said it’s targeting the vehicle primarily for fleet use.

Tags: Nissan NV200, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicle, Compact Vans

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

GM to Upgrade Volt to Protect Battery and Related Coolant System

<p>The structural enhancements more evenly distribute crash energy following a severe side impact, according to GM.</p>

WARREN, MI – GM stated it conducted four successful crash tests between Dec. 9 and 21 with these structural changes in place.

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Reportedly Developing New Electric Work Truck

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is in the process of developing a new electric light-duty work truck for launch in fiscal year 2012, Reuters reported, citing a news account from Japanese business daily Nikkei.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Light-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Tax Subsidy for EV Chargers Ends with 2011

The electric-car charger tax break for individuals and for businesses was not renewed by Congress, while the Department of Energy gives grants to companies to develop low-cost chargers, according USA Today.

Tags: Taxes, battery charger, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Altec JEMS Plug-in System Draws CARB Approval

The system provides power for the aerial device, truck cabin heating and air conditioning, and export power for hand tools and other electrical accessories.

Tags: Diesel Fuel Vehicles, commercial trucks, Altec Industries, Diesel-Electric Hybrids

December 22, 2011 - Industry News

Ford Provides C-MAX Lineup Powertrain, Design, and Safety Details

<p>The C-MAX Hybrid.</p>

DEARBORN, MI - Ford's new C-MAX will each use a gasoline engine, a new 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, and electric motors.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, C-MAX Energi, Ford C-Max, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford C-MAX Hybrid

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Volt Webchat: How to Maximize your EV Range

<p><em>Photos by Joanne M. Tucker</em></p>
<p>The Chevrolet Volt at the L.A. Auto Show - 2011. Click <a href="http://www.businessfleet.com/PhotoGallery/Detail/2011/11/2011-Los-Angeles-Auto-Show.aspx">here </a>for a full gallery of the event.</p>

In a Chevrolet Volt webchat on Dec. 9, the energy integration engineer for General Motors Corp. gave some insights on how to get the most from your electric vehicle charge.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chevrolet Volt

December 15, 2011 - Industry News

Pedal Power: The Ultimate Alternative Fuel?

<p>Bikes At Work uses a medium-sized trailer to transport this heavy duty oven across town for one of their customers.&nbsp;</p>

Some fleets are able to replace gas-powered vehicles with bicycles in certain situations. This latest form of rightsizing is putting money back into companies’ wallets and helping the environment at the same time.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, bicycle fleet

December 14, 2011 - Industry News

IMW Industries Introduces Mobile CNG Station for Small- to Mid-Size Fleets

IMW Industries, a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has introduced a new self-contained, mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed for small to mid-size vehicle fleets.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations