London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Range: The More You Have, The More You Use, Canadian Data Shows

With the recent announcement by the City of Los Angeles that it would lease 288 plug-in electric vehicles, now is a good time to look at a new study from Canada on how... read more September 16, 2015 by 

Korbiyor autonomous electric hearse

Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

Electric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category... read more September 7, 2015 by 

Montreal, home of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix

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... read more August 12, 2015 by 

Nissan NV200 Taxi

NYC's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few... read more June 26, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Transit

Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel Economy

Full-size vans and other commercial vehicles spend more time on the road than the average passenger car. But often the public pays little attention to ways their fuel... read more May 5, 2015 by 

President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Through both regulations and incentive programs, the Federal government is making a concerted effort to lower the emissions of cars on U.S. roads. Every consumer walking into... read more March 23, 2015 by 

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 


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