Believe it or not automobiles capable of human trasport have been around for over 200 years now! Since the advent of the automobile, engineers and designers have been focusing on ensuring our comfort and safety mostly be implementing automation and greater efficiency technologies such as automatic door locks, check engine light, self-parking, seat belt reminders, [...]
Intuitively, you know that the faster you drive, the more gas you burn, but do you often wonder about about what that trade-off really is? Recently, three engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have calculated the answer to this question. For example, if you drive 60 mph on your next trip, [...]
Clean Cities, a Department of Energy initiative that started 20 years ago, is made up of a number of regional coalitions that work with public and private fleets to help ease the transition to alternative fuels. Clean Cities also helps fleets that aren’t ready to make the switch to alternative fuels by offering information on emerging [...]
According to the 4th Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey, carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next year. There is an increase in carriers planning to acquire 11% to 25% of their tractor fleets, 60% of the smaller carriers and 45% of larger carriers indicated they were going [...]
Hybrid double-decker buses will hit the streets of Preston, UK in January 2013. Bob Dunn, managing director of operator Preston Bus, said the new acquisitions were the 11th hybrid vehicles to join its fleet. Mr. Dunn acknowledged that they were able to reduce their fuel bill by 25%, which more than justified doing it. Last September Mr Dunn [...]
As of December 2012, McDonald’s delivery trucks in United Arab Emirates have reached a significant milestone; they have driven 800,000 miles on recycled cooking oil! 100 percent of the used oil from the UAE’s McDonalds restaurants is turned back into biofuel, through biodiesel producer Neutral Fuels. The UAE, however, is not the only country McDonalds [...]
The City of Syracuse, NY, began its efforts to reduce its fleet’s fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2002. According to Green Fleet Magazine, “In 2002, the City’s baseline for its fleet’s GHG emissions was 11,251 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). In 2010, the City had reduced its metric tons of [...]
For Immediate Release Wireless Pioneers Join the FieldLogix Strategic Advisory Board San Diego, CA December 5, 2012 – FieldLogix, provider of an award-winning Green GPS vehicle and asset management solution for North American businesses, announced today the formation of the FieldLogix Advisory Board, a panel of 5 wireless industry thought leaders who have been assembled [...]
The latest addition to AT&T’s green fleet is a one of a kind fleet vehicle. The custom fleet vehicle is a Ford F-450 truck that has been converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) and contains a hybrid electric system for power. The AT&T corporate fleet is made up of more than 75,900 vehicles.
The all-new vehicle fleet is part of AT&T’s nearly 1,600 alternative fuel vehicle fleet in California. This “green” fleet is expected to reduce over 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year and reduce annual consumption of regular gasoline by over one million gallons. AT&T utilizes approximately 2,700 hybrid and CNG fleet vehicles nationwide with roughly 60% in California. Development of this all new fleet vehicle is one of myriad ways the company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
he Fleet Electrification Roadmap is a guide that provides insight and analysis on the economics of electric vehicles for fleet management. The Fleet Roadmap recognizes the myriad financial and technological challenges for fleet management in converting a gas-fueled fleet of vehicles to electric.
The analysis within the Fleet Roadmap suggests that with targeted policies in place, fleet adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles could reach 200,000 vehicles by 2015. The report includes the results of a detailed total cost of ownership analysis for electric vehicles in fleets for several different industries.