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Montreal Plan: 2,000 Electric Taxis By 2019 To Compete With Uber, Lyft

Montreal Plan: 2,000 Electric Taxis By 2019 To Compete With Uber, Lyft

Several cities have experimented with electric taxis, but Montreal could soon have one of the largest fleets in operation. A company operating in the Canadian city is undertaking a plan to put 2,000 electric taxis in service by 2019. That's the vision of Alexandre Taillefer, one of the "dragons" on... read more

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Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric pickup truck

Via's Plug-In Hybrid Trucks Will Sell 50,000 A Year By 2018, Company Says

Via Motors may have only recently begun delivering its first extended-range electric vehicles to fleets, but it expects the business to grow dramatically over the next few... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric van

Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. The Utah-based company... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
Coca-Cola Chevrolet Express van with XL Hybrids conversion

Coke Tests Add-In Hybrid System For Better Gas Mileage On Service Vans

Operators of commercial vans have fewer options for fuel efficiency than individual buyers of passenger cars, but luckily, there's always the aftermarket. Coca-Cola has... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Electric Cars Bought By Fleets: Cost Still An Impediment

You may not have thought much about it, but fleet managers could play a huge role in electric-car adoption. They're the people whose job it is to buy and manage the huge... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
ECOtality Blink DC fast charger plugged in

Indianapolis Works Toward Totally Electrified City Fleet

There's a lot of discussion about hybrids and plug-in electric cars being sold to private buyers. But some of the biggest gains in reducing emissions and running costs are... read more December 13, 2012 by  3


 
Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

Mazda To Offer All-Electric Mazda2, In Japan, For Lease Only

Electric cars can be split into three basic groups. There are the few models carmakers intend to sell in volume (e.g. Nissan Leaf), those that are only "compliance... read more July 6, 2012 by  2


 
20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program

Audi Launches Pilot Project In Munich With A1 E-tron Electric Car

Earlier today, Audi launched the latest part of its plug-in electric vehicle program, commencing a public trail of its A1 e-tron range-extended electric car in Munich... read more October 28, 2011 by  5


 
BMW ActiveE electric car, Munich, October 2011; photo by Tom Moloughney

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Car Prototype

A couple of weeks ago, BMW invited me to come to Munich and take part in the first drive of production versions of the BMW ActiveE, their second battery electric test... read more October 18, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

Chrysler To Join Honda In Selling Natural-Gas Cars...In 2017

Ask anyone to name an alternate fuel, and natural gas is rarely the first one that comes to mind. Ethanol, perhaps, and increasingly electricity. But natural gas? Not so... read more April 14, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Saturn Vue Returns As Chevy Captiva

The shuttered Saturn brand is quickly fading from memory, but now GM plans to bring back one former Saturn model to live on in a new incarnation. But even if you're a Saturn... read more March 14, 2011 by  1


 

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