November 22, 2014 - Industry News
The National Safety Council also expects another 44,700 injuries from crashes during Thanksgiving weekend.
Tags: Drunk Driving, National Safety Council, Driving Safety
November 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The new action affects nearly 9,000 vehicles in the U.S., including some 3- and 5-Series Sedans.
Tags: BMW, 2012-MY, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, BMW 3 Series, BMW X1, BMW 5 Series, Luxury SUVs, Luxury Coupe, NHTSA, BMW X3, Luxury Sedans, BMW 4 Series, Sports Wagons
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck was named the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fleet Truck of the Year, Ford, Awards, 2015-MY
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze captured the most votes among 48 cars selected for this year's competition. This is the first time the Cruze has received the annual award.
Tags: Fleet Car of the Year, Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors, Awards, 2015-MY
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, and has pushed highway mpg for gasoline-powered quarter-ton pickups to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY
NHTSA, citing consumer complaints and low repair completion rates, demands that the automaker improve its efforts to fix older-model Jeeps recalled for a fuel-tank fire risk.
Tags: Jeep, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, 2007-MY, 2002-MY, NHTSA
Navistar, Inc. partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle — a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts.
Tags: Navistar, Disaster Relief, Durastar MPV
November 21, 2014 - Global News
Michael Dana, senior fleet manager EMEIA at FedEx, has been named the International Fleet Manager of the Year 2014. Dana was awarded the title at the annual Fleet Europe Awards.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Fleet Europe Awards, FedEx, International Fleet Manager of the Year
November 21, 2014 - Product News
Mahindra USA and Intimidator Inc. will introduce a line of utility vehicles early next year.
Tags: Utility Vehicle, Mahindra Group
Mitsubishi's XR-PHEV concept joins the Outlander PHEV on Mitsubishi's list of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Concept Vehicles, L.A. Auto Show
November 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Audi has added its name to the list of automakers developing a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, as the automaker introduced the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Audi, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Audi A7, L.A. Auto Show
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.
Tags: Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Awards, L.A. Auto Show
Chevrolet has added a series of user-friendly features to the charging system of the next-generation Volt that will allow owners to pre-set charging levels based on location and departure times.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Volt, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, EV Charging
For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.
Tags: Ford Explorer, EcoBoost, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh, Engines
The Chrysler 300 executive sedan gets a refresh for the 2015 model year includes a standard eight-speed transmission for all models, a reworked front end design, and and new 300S sportier model, the automaker announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Chrysler, Chrysler 300, L.A. Auto Show, Full-Size Sedans, Transmissions
Nominee Mark Rosekind has served on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, Regulators, U.S. Department of Transportation
Mazda became the latest automaker to enter the compact SUV vehicle segment with its 2016 CX-3 debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Mazda, L.A. Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2016-MY, Mazda CX-3
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities will increase investment by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, to add more EVs to their fleets, starting in 2015.
Tags: PG&E, Class 5, Altec Industries, Bucket Trucks, EDI, Edison Electric Institute
If Takata and automakers don’t quickly agree to expand recalls on a nationwide scale, NHTSA vows to use its statutory powers to ensure the defective air bag inflators are replaced.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Mazda, BMW
Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its annual Best Buy Awards for 2015 vehicles in the U.S. market, a list of vehicles in 12 categories. KBB picks the vehicles from more than 300 new-car models and 49 finalists.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Ford F-150, Best Buy, 2015-MY
A collaboration between BMW and Toyota could lead to the German automaker's next hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that may be called the i5, according to a report from Autocar.
Tags: BMW, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota FCV
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will talk passenger tire safety on Dec. 9-10 in Washington, DC.
Tags: Safety, National Transportation Safety Board, Tires
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for approximately 65,000 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles in North America for a programming issue in the instrument cluster.
Tags: Ford, Ford Fusion, Vehicle Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Fusion Energi
November 18, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
The recall, expected to begin Dec. 1, will cover more than 28,000 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 SUVs.
Tags: Land Rover, Recalls, 2013-MY, Range Rover, 2014-MY, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Land Rover LR4
Because of a faulty bolt, the spare tire stored underneath the car may eventually detach.
Tags: BMW, MINI Cooper, Recalls, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2014-MY
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
Manage your current e-newsletter preferences
© 2014 Automotive Fleet. All Rights Reserved.