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They’re Coming for Your Diesel

In Southern California and other parts of the world, regulators are coalescing to ban, or severely curtail, diesel vehicles. There’s a growing disconnect with the mandates to green the environment and the availability of products and technologies to get us there.

GM Turning Water Bottles Into Engine Insulation

GM is transforming employees' recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation used to cover the Chevrolet Equinox engine. These bottles will also be repurposed into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless.

Increased Fleet Demand for 4-Cylinder Engines

There is a growing belief among fleet managers that today’s high fuel prices are not a temporary phenomenon, but a new reality. Almost everyone is looking for ways to downsize vehicles (where possible) or opt to four-cylinder engines as part of either a corporate sustainability initiative or fuel spend / GHG reduction program.

Charlottesville Goes 'Green'

A city initiative to become more environmentally responsible prompted the Charlottesville Fire Department to pilot-test a Ford Escape Hybrid as an emergency response vehicle.

Why Reimbursement Doesn't Work

Reimbursement doesn’t work from an HR or safety & liability perspective, is counter-productive to corporate ‘green’ initiatives, can negatively impact the company image, and FAVR reimbursement programs may not be SOX-compliant.