The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

New York Times Using Plug-In Hybrid for Test

April 16, 2007

NEW YORK --- The New York Times will be using a medium-duty plug-in hybrid electric Dodge Sprinter to distribute its newspapers, as part of a special test to evaluate plug-in technology.The van will be kept at the paper's printing plant in College Point, Queens, and will also serve the Times plant in Edison, N.J., until it shuts down, according to a report in Editor & Publisher, a trade magazine for the newspaper industry.The single vehicle was made available to the New York Times through a partnership with DaimlerChrysler, Con Edison, the New York Power Authority and Electric Power Research Institute."The daily operation of the New York Times Dodge Sprinter plug-in hybrid will give DaimlerChrysler the valuable real-world experience needed for hybrid powertrain and lithium-ion battery development," said Mark Chernoby, vice president of advance vehicle engineering at the Chrysler Group.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Robert Whitfield was the corporate fleet administrator for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (Louisville, KY) during the 1980s.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher