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 Nov. 20 at the L.A. Auto Show. Photos by Adam Pringle and Becky May.
Tags: Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Awards, L.A. Auto Show
Hydrogen fuel-cell technology took center stage among green-vehicle technology at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show led by the appearance of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Adam Pringle, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.
Tags: L.A. Auto Show, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Luxury Sedans
New compact SUVs arrived at the Los Angeles Auto Show from Honda, Lexus and Mazda in a still-hot vehicle category. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Becky May, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.
Tags: L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Size SUVs, Compact SUVs, Luxury SUVs
Existing trucks were joined by Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 off-road concept and a colorfully decorated Toyota Tacoma. Photos by Steven Martinez, Becky May, and Amy Winter.
Tags: L.A. Auto Show, Pickup Trucks, Mid-Size Pickups, Diesel Engines, Full-Size Pickups
Many of the cars that appeared at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show offer increased performance in a compact, sporty package. Photos by Paul Clinton, Steven Martinez, Becky May, Adam Pringle, Amy Winter, and Chris Wolski.
Tags: L.A. Auto Show, Passenger Cars, Concept Vehicles, Sports Cars
Ford's all-aluminum 2015 F-150 is rolling off the line in Dearborn, Mich., thanks to a $329 million renovation to the 100-year-old plant. Work Truck captured the line in action. Photos by Chris Wolski.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Assembly Plant, Full-Size Pickups
Ford Motor Co. will introduce its sixth-generation Explorer at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Take a look at the past five generations of the popular mid-size SUV first introduced in 1991. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.
Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, Automotive History
The first aluminum-body Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line at the historic Rouge assembly plant, which recently underwent a $359-million retooling. Work Truck was onhand with enthusiastic employees, senior executives, and public officials. For coverage of the event, click here. Photos by Chris Wolski.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Assembly Plant
GM brought its 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans to Bobit Business Media's Torrance, Calif., headquarters. These workhorse fleet vehicles have served in a variety of fleets providing service, delivery, and airport shuttle functions. Read the full story here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
Tags: Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, 2015-MY, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, General Motors
GM brought in the 2015 City Express LS cargo van to Bobit Business Media's headquarters on Nov. 7. The two-passenger compact cargo van is aimed at small business owners and is now available for purchase. Click to watch Betsy Flegg, a GM Fleet and Commercial marketing manager, talk about the compact van. Photos by Vince Taroc.
Tags: 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express, Compact Vans, General Motors
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