October 24, 2014 - Industry News
Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf battery-electric compact car now rates at the most fuel efficient compact EV after the Environmental Protection Agency released fuel economy data for the automaker's for U.S. EV.
Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen e-Golf, Fuel Economy
October 24, 2014 - Product News
Kenworth has added an anti-theft system to its T880 that integrates with the vehicle and engine functions of the vocational truck.
Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.
Tags: Safety Technology, Pedestrian Safety, Ford, Ford Mondeo
General Motors has begun shipping its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van to dealers as it enters one of the most active commercial vehicle segments with a product that's sourced from Nissan's NV200.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, 2015-MY, Compact Vans, Ship-Thru, Business Choice, General Motors, Class 1
October 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Daimler has sold the remaining shares of its investment in Tesla Motors, as it plans a broad roll-out of 10 new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz cars by 2017, Daimler has announced.
Tags: Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.
Tags: Kenworth K270, Kenworth, Cabovers, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in almost four years, as it now costs an average of $3.12 per gallon, according to federal data.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, AAA, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Costs
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes these headlights improve drivers’ peripheral vision on winding roads.
Tags: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Headlights
October 19, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. Here's some advice to help them identify brake problems that require servicing.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Brakes
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
An Oregon paratransit fleet is reporting savings of $60,000 per year in fuel costs after converting 14 of its vehicles to run on propane autogas.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Fuel Costs, Paratransit
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is considering easing the requirements on five automakers for the amount of zero-emission cars they must sell in the state for the 2018-2025 model years.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Legislation, Regulations, Volvo, Subaru, Mazda
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage
October 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The U.S. recall covers approximately 423,000 2006-2011 model-year Lexus vehicles, including the LS sedan.
Tags: Toyota, Lexus, 2011-MY, Recalls, Lexus GS, 2006-MY, Lexus IS
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
Hyundai and Kia Motors may introduce diesel-fueled vehicles in the U.S. to meet stricter fuel efficiency regulations, a senior official with the automakers told Ward's Automotive.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Hyundai, Kia Motors, CAFE Standards
October 15, 2014 - Product News
Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.
Tags: Ford Transit, CNG, Westport
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.
Tags: Cargo Vans, CARB, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Chevrolet Express, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
The Auto Truck Group dedicated a new 70,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, October 9. The facility will handle both complex specialized vehicle upfits and ship thru for the Ford F-150 and Transit.
Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit, Ship Thru, Upfitting, Upfitting Vans, Ford F-150
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price of gasoline fell 5.5 cents to $3.299 for a gallon of regular unleaded for the week ending Oct. 6, according to federal data.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
High-occupancy lanes can improve commuter times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety issues.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, HOV lanes
The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has selected the Ford F-150 as the Truck of Texas as part of the group's annual Truck Rodeo honoring 2015 model-year vehicles.
Tags: TAWA, Awards, Ford F-150, Ram Truck, Light-Duty Trucks, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Transit, 2015-MY
October 10, 2014 - Industry News
Midway Specialty Vehicles, LLC recently delivered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter unit number 15,000 to U.S Kids Golf, LLC.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Midway Specialty Vehicles, Upfitting Vans, Non-Profit Fleets
Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a week-long event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Law Enforcement, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety teams with University of Utah psychology researchers to measure driver distraction levels associated with giving voice commands to control electronics and update social media.
Tags: AAA, Voice Recognition, Distracted Driving, University of Utah, Infotainment Systems
Tesla Motors will produce an all-wheel-drive dual-motor version of its Model S battery-electric sedan and add several autonomous driving features including an "autopilot" mode, CEO Elon Musk announced at a Thursday event.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Battery-Electric Vehicles, All-Wheel Drive, Automated Driving
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