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October 18, 2017 - Industry News

CARB to Certify Ford MY-18 Vehicles for Landi Renzo

Exclusive to the California market, the F-250/350 is being offered through the Certifed Ford Dealer network for Drop Ship directly into Landi Renzo's Ford QVM instillation facility in Torrance. Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo

With the addition of the E-350, Landi Renzo is expanding its EPA and CARB certified options in the shuttle bus market.

Tags: CARB, CARB Certification, Vehicle Modifiers, Ford E-Series, Ford F-350, Ford F-250

October 17, 2017 - Global News

Volvo's Performance Brand Launches Plug-in Hybrid

Image of the Polestar 1 concept courtesy of the Volvo.

Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Global

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

W.B. Mason Adds Workhorse Hybrid-Electric Step Van to Fleet

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group

Office products dealer W.B. Mason has taken delivery of its first Workhorse electric, range-extended step van, leased through Ryder System.

Tags: Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Hybrid Trucks, Step Vans

October 16, 2017 - Global News

LeasePlan Corp. N.V. Launches Mobility Campaign

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LeasePlan Corp. N.V. has launched a mobility campaign called "What’s next?" that spans 32 countries, and highlights the fleet management company's commitment to mobility management.

Tags: Global, LeasePlan, Mobility, Fleet Management Companies

October 13, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Land Rover to Offer Plug-in Range Rover for 2019

Photo of 2018 Range Rover courtesy of Land Rover.

Land Rover's flagship Range Rover SUV will arrive with a plug-in hybrid variant for the 2019 model year, after an interior and technology update for the 2018 model year, the company announced.

Tags: Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover, Luxury SUVs, 2019-MY, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

October 13, 2017 - Global News

Uber Adds 50 Tesla Vehicles to Dubai Fleet

Photo: Tesla

The addition of 50 Tesla cars to Uber's fleet is part of a partnership with the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which plans to bolster its own fleet with 200 Tesla model this year.

Tags: Tesla, Dubai, UAE, Uber

October 12, 2017 - Press Release

XL Hybrids Raises $22M to Expand Fleet Business

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million in venture capital funding to expand its sale and distribution of fleet vehicle electrification solutions to major customers across North America.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Venture Capital

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Opens Retail Hydrogen Station in Calif.

Photo courtesy of Shell.

Shell has opened a retail station in Southern California that allows drivers of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to fill up and pay for the fuel with a credit card.

Tags: Shell, California, Hydrogen Fueling Stations

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Military, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla's Model 3 Loses Its Luster

Chart courtesy of KBB.com.

Tesla produced less than one-fifth of the Model 3 sedans in the initial quarter of production of the vehicle than it promised, and an independent survey shows potential customers losing interest in the vehicle.

Tags: Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Vehicle Production

October 3, 2017 - Press Release

Lightning Systems Names Kelley Chief Technology Officer

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Lightning Systems has named William R. Kelley as its new chief technology officer, the alternative fuel modifier announced.

Tags: C-Suite, Vehicle Modifiers, New Hire, Lightning Systems

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Electrification Team

Ford has begun coordinating the development of its electrified vehicle initiative by setting up an internal team known as "Team Edison" as it begins rolling out 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years, according to a company spokesperson.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Research and Development

October 2, 2017 - Global News

Unilever to Electrify Entire Fleet by 2030

A Tesla fleet vehicle for Ben and Jerry's, which is a Unilever brand. Photo courtesy of Unilever.

Unilever has committed to converting its entire fleet to be battery-electric or hybrid-electric by 2030, which is part of the organizations commitment to encouraging commitments on electric transport.

Tags: Unilever, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2017 - Global News

India to Procure 10K EVs from Tata

Photo of Mumbai Sklyine courtesy of Deepak Gupta/Wikimedia Commons.

Tata Motors will supply 10,000 battery-electric vehicles to a government-run energy-services join venture in India as the country continues efforts to reduce emissions and curb fuel imports.

Tags: Tata Motors, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

Tags: General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

California's Gov. Brown May Ban Internal Combustion Engines

California's Gov. Jerry Brown is reportedly considering banning the sale of vehicles with internal-combustion engines, a clean air regulator in that state told Bloomberg.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Elected Leaders

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Investing $373M in Five Plants

Photo of assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in West Virginia courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five assembly plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain that will make its debut in the Highlander Hybrid, the automaker announced.

Tags: Toyota, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Assembly Plants

September 26, 2017 - Global News

Chery to Bring Compact SUV to Europe in 2018

Photo courtesy of Chery.

Chery will introduce its Exeed compact SUV in Europe in 2018, and will offer three powertrain variants, including a plug-in hybrid.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chery

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

September 19, 2017 - Global News

New Zealand City to Launch EV Sharing Service

Graphic courtesy of istockphoto.com

A city in New Zealand launched an electric car-sharing service that will grant the public access to a fleet of 100 vehicles available at 10 hubs.

Tags: Carsharing, New Zealand, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 19, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Photo of 2019 S560e courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2019-MY, Luxury Sedans

September 15, 2017 - Global News

Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Photo of London road in Knightsbridge courtesy of Allen Watkin via Wikimedia Commons.

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Tags: United Kingdom, Emissions Reduction, London, Global, Uber

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Prices 2017 e-Golf

Photo of 2017 e-Golf's electric motor courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen has boosted the range of its battery-electric e-Golf compact sedan for 2017 by increasing the range by 50% to 125 miles, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Pricing, Volkswagen Golf, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, UPS, Daimler Trucks North America, Future Trucks, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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