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On Commercial EVs, Winemaking, and a Renaissance Man
Are Vocational Fleets Futureproof?

Are Vocational Fleets Futureproof?

One of the largest vocational fleet segments between the late 1940s and early 1960s was milk home-delivery fleets. It took 15 years for the milk home-delivery fleet segment to cycle from its peak to its near demise.

August 6, 2020

All Charged Up

All Charged Up

There is an avalanche of new electric vehicles slated to hit the market in the next couple years. There are over 100 new models slated to hit by 2022 from the Big Three, the major imports, and from a lot of new start-ups.

July 21, 2020

Here’s What Fleet Managers Want in a Vocational EV
Electric Shock!

Electric Shock!

By the end of next year, there are supposed to be over 50 types of plug-in electric vehicles for sale in the U.S. At some point in the recent past, it appears that everyone decided the time is now for electric vehicles.

April 29, 2019

Getting Lost in the Electric Shuffle

Getting Lost in the Electric Shuffle

While all-electric trucks have their clear benefits, they still have some hurdles. Conventional trucks will continue to play a major role in fleet, regardless of the latest craze, and shouldn’t be ignored.

January 24, 2019

Electrified by Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace

Electrified by Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace

What better way to showcase the cat-like reflexes of Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace than to allow a group of automotive industry professionals to guide the battery-electric crossover through an autocross course, then test it on the narrow, residential streets surrounding the Santa Monica Airport.

December 18, 2018

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

February 1, 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018-MY Leaf brings a host of new technological upgrades and sports a redesigned look. The new model year not only brings a lower entry price point but also offers the most range out of all sub-$30,000 electric cars.

December 22, 2017

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

December 1, 2017

The House of Electric Vehicles

It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

June 1, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes.

January 30, 2017

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

Just about everything that goes into BMW's 2014 i3 may seem impractical, such as its broad use of exotic materials, bulbous shape with coach doors, and range limit. Yet, this vehicle is an automotive engineering marvel that's also a fun, smooth drive.

March 19, 2015

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The e-Golf drives and handles exactly like its gasoline and diesel cousins — meaning smoothly and efficiently with the kind of get up and go that modern drivers expect and the handling and solidness that fleets need.

March 13, 2015

Proposed 2025 CAFE Standards to be the Catalyst for the Increased Hybridization of Fleets

The 2025 CAFE rules will have a dramatic impact on the types of future vehicles in fleet operations. Currently, no OEM can meet the 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg, which will double the average EPA-rated fuel economy for all OEMs selling vehicles in the U.S. in less than two decades. Today, only a handful of models get 39 mpg or more. To achieve this standard, the government plans to incentivize the use of advanced technologies, such as hybrid powertrains and vehicle electrification.

August 8, 2011

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