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April 23, 2018 - Industry News

Texas Solar Fleet Adds Plug-In Hybrid F-150s

CPS Energy has purchased 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks. Photo: XL

CPS Energy has announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks, the largest purchase of plug-in F-150s by any utility or private company to date, according to CPS.

Tags: Ford F-150, Utility Fleets, Hybrid Trucks, XL, Energy Fleets, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

April 23, 2018 - Industry News

VW's Electrify America to Invest $500M in EV Fast Charging

Photo courtesy of Electrify America.

Electrify America is installing electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience, and refueling locations in an effort to improve convenience for EV drivers.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, Fast Charging

April 19, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti Gives More Details About Electrification Initiative

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Tags: Infiniti, China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Ford Transit, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL, Hybrid Trucks

April 17, 2018 - Global News

EU Lacks Proper EV Recharging Infrastructure, Study Says

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association recommended that more investment be made for electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in the EU after a recent report found incentives for electric vehicle charging stations were found in fewer than half of the countries.

Tags: European Union, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging

April 17, 2018 - Global News

Renault Offers Lease Service for Zoe EV in Middle East

Photo of the Zoe courtesy of Renault.

Renault Middle East launched a lease plan for its electric Renault Zoe Long Range model, which can travel 186 miles on a single charge.

Tags: Renault, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, United Arab Emirates

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Kia Develops Wireless Charging System for EVs

2018 Kia Soul EV courtesy of Kia.

Kia has developed a fast-charging wireless power transfer system that looks to eliminate the need of plugs for electric vehicle charging.

Tags: Kia, EV Charging, Kia Soul EV, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Wireless EV Charging

April 12, 2018 - Global News

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Tags: Volvo, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Last Mile Delivery, Global, Sweden

April 4, 2018 - Global News

Toyota Unveils Flexible Fuel Hybrid Vehicle for Brazil

Toyota's hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle prototype uses the Toyota Prius as a base model. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota unveiled a prototype of what it’s calling a hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) for the Brazil market, which can be powered by gasoline and alternative fuel, such as ethanol, as well as Toyota’s hybrid system.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Prius, Brazil, Global, Ethanol

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Honda's 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell Arrives in California

Photo of the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda’s 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell leases for $369 per month and is now available at select Honda dealerships.

Tags: Leasing, Honda, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2018-MY

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Tags: Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems, Conversion, Cargo Vans

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

VW Taps Tesla Manager to Head Electrification in North America

Volkswagen's Matthew Renna

Volkswagen has hired Matthew Renna as its vice president over the development of its electrified vehicle architecture. Renna formerly served as program manager for Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, New Hire, Volkswagen, Tesla

April 2, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Lincoln Planning Plug-in Hybrid Aviator

Photo of 2019 Lincoln Aviator courtesy of Ford.

Lincoln will offer a plug-in hybrid version of its new Aviator three-row SUV that it revealed at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, the company announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lincoln, Lincoln Aviator, Three-Row SUVs, Luxury SUVs, 2019-MY

March 30, 2018 - Global News

Waste Management New Zealand Opens EV Conversion Workshop

Photo courtesy of Waste Management NZ.

Waste Management NZ opened a workshop in New Zealand that plans to convert 20 of its diesel trucks into electric vehicles in the next two years.

Tags: Waste Management, New Zealand, Global

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Workhorse Deploys Fleet of Electric Vans in San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. is deploying a fleet of battery-electric cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay area for last-mile delivery and commercial work fleets.

Tags: San Francisco, Workhorse, Last Mile Delivery, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Receives CARB Certification

Engine image coutesy of ROUSH CleanTech

Roush CleanTech is the first propane autogas fuel system manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s and California Air Resources Board’s heavy duty-onboard diagnostics certification for all its engines, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, CARB Certification

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

New York Approved More than 5,750 in Electric Car Rebates

Photo of the Long Island Expressway via of Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons.

The State's Drive Clean Rebate initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.

Tags: New York, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, Rebates, Chevrolet Bolt EV

March 22, 2018 - Global News

Ford, Mahindra Developing New EV, SUVs for India

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is developing two SUVs and an electric vehicle with the Mahindra Group for consumers in India and emerging markets.

Tags: Global, Mahindra Group, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Battery-Electric Vehicles, India, Ford

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Delivery Fleet Leases Hybrid Step Vans from Ryder

W.B. Mason has taken delivery of four Workhorse E-Gen hybrid-electric vehicles through Ryder. (Photo courtesy of Ryder.)

W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of several Workhorse E-Gen electrified, range-extended step vans on leases from Ryder System, Inc., the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Morgan Olson, Delivery Fleets, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ryder, Leasing

March 21, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

BMW Confirms i4 EV with Tesla-Beating Range

Photo of the iVision Dynamics concept by Andy Lundin.

BMW’s all-electric BMW i4 boasts a range of up to 435 miles, marking new competition in a segment that includes Tesla Model S.

Tags: BMW, Tesla Model S

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Starts at $25,990

Photo of 2018 Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan courtesy of Honda.

Honda will begin selling its 2018 Accord Hybrid for $25,990, including destination, on March 23. The Accord Hybrid returns as a traditional gasoline-electric hybrid that replaces the plug-in hybrid Accord that was discontinued after the 2015 model year.

Tags: Honda Accord, Midsize Sedans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2018-MY

March 19, 2018 - Global News

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks.

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, eCanter, Global

March 14, 2018 - Press Release

XL Surpasses 60M Customer Miles

XL has surpassed 60 million customer miles driven and achieved one of its largest deployments of electrified Class 2 to 6 truck technology in 2017. The company also announced the re-branding of the company to XL (from XL Hybrids).

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Milestones

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Roush CleanTech promoted Todd Mouw to president.

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Promotions, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH Performance, Propane Autogas, Leadership

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

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