Local Governments Lead on Electric Vehicle Fleets

3 Nov 2017 by Rachel Engel Fleet Carma Image: Flickr From police vehicles to utility trucks, local governments are staying ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicle fleets. Of the top four uses for electric vehicle fleets, three are utilized by local governments and municipalities, according to the experts at Fleetcarma. Local government electric vehicle fleets are helping to lead the …

Corporate fleets making the shift to EVs

20 Oct 2017 By Gina Coplon-Newfield and Sung-Jae Park Recently, 10 major transnational corporations launched EV100, a new global initiative to slash emissions by increasing the number of corporate fleet electric vehicles (EV) on the road. EV100 companies, including Ikea, Unilever and HP, are committing to, by 2030, integrate EVs into their owned or leased fleets and install EV charging stations for customers and …

Daimler self-driving snow removal trucks built for plowing at airports initially

October 19th, 2017 by James Ayre on Clean Technica As part of its embrace of self-driving vehicle tech, and following earlier demonstrations of self-driving semi trucks, Daimler has now demonstrated fully self-driving snow removal trucks on the site of the former Pferdsfeld airbase. The demonstration follows a specific customer request for self-driving snow removal trucks to be used for the clearance of airfields …

Some fleet managers are asking: What’s to come in the electric pickup truck market

By Rikki Gibson, 29 Sept 2017 on FleetCarma  In Electric Cars, Electric Vehicle News, EV Industry The classic pickup truck is all about power, durability, and dependability, but none of those should be compromised when going electric. Is the world ready for electric pickup trucks and can they measure up and replace what we already have? The answer is “yes.” Of course, they can. Just …

Parking ranges from 14-25% of land used in urban areas and parking charges are 1-2% of local revenues. AVs need up to 90% less parking space.

Researchers from the University of Oregon released a study detailing how the rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could change how cities operate and how a city’s budget could be impacted by the rising prevalence of AVs. Among those impacts is a loss of parking and other traffic-related revenue. According to the white paper, parking charges, on average, account for between 1% and 2% of …

How Delivery Services Can Cut Costs And Emissions With Fleet Monitoring And Electrification

By Eric Schmidt, FleetCarma, August 14, 2017 in Fleet Sustainability UPS recently announced its intention to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 12% by 2020; the shipping giant has long been at the forefront of fleet improvements in this way and represents a growing trend in the way fleets are managed. With alternative fuel and electric powertrain technologies improving, the potential benefits such alternatives can provide …

Plug-in vehicles helping government fleets to jump-start savings and climate progress

By Daniel Cohan, Rice University President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement reaffirmed what was already clear: The federal government is no longer leading American efforts to shrink our carbon footprint. But many state and local governments — along with businesses and consumers — aim to help fill this policy void. At least a dozen governors have joined …

Workhorse hybrid pick-up truck in high demand with fleets due to reliability and cost

By Steve Hanley, Originally published on Gas2, June 2017 With all the hype and hysteria about Tesla in the news lately, it’s easy to lose sight of some of the other companies that are making progress building more sustainable vehicles that will help lower carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Cars are important, but trucks spew out more carbon emissions …