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Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Police work may be ideal proving grounds to convince skeptical shoppers that hybrids can consistently perform when duty calls. Despite skepticism from some that electrification could add complexity and maintenance costs to large fleets, Ford confirmed Tuesday that its next-generation Police... read more

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Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck fitted with XL Hybrids upfitted hybrid-electric powertrain

XL Hybrids adds Ford F-250 hybrid to F-150 plug-in hybrid pickups; production to start in March

The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020. Meanwhile, on... read more February 27, 2018 by


 
Footage from June 2016 LAPD announcement of lease for 100 BMW i3 electric cars [CBS Channel 2, LA]

LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?

Anyone who remembers the epic, metallic-tasting, technicolor smog in the Los Angeles Basin found into the 1990s understands why air quality matters there. While the worst of... read more January 26, 2018 by


 
Tesla Semi

If electric semi tractors are real, their running-cost advantage could be huge

Emotions play a big role in purchases of passenger vehicles, but fleet decisions are generally driven by numbers, spreadsheets, and the almighty dollar. And it's in the... read more December 29, 2017 by


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

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the... read more November 26, 2017 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. GM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
Arrival UK Royal Mail electric postal van

UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
Electric mail delivery van based on Ford Transit chassis, by Deutsche Post StreetScooter with Ford

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
UPS compressed natural gas truck

UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200 taxis in Barcelona

Fuel-cell range extender for Nissan e-NV200 electric taxis announced by Symbio

Advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars are often at odds over which powertrain technology is the more practical solution to reducing emissions. But French... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

One third of new transit buses will be electric in 2020, all by 2030: Proterra CEO

While electric cars continue to establish a beachhead in the consumer market, electric buses are making quick inroads with U.S. city transit authorities. Several companies... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

When it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Man trying to hail a taxi (via Flickr user Linh Nguyen)

Taxi GPS data could unsnarl traffic in developing regions, World Bank says

All around the world, streams of cars clog streets and highways, creating colossal traffic jams and putting continual stress on infrastructure. In most cities, some portion... read more December 28, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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