ACT News 2017


Chrysler Claims the First Minivan Hybrid

December 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pacifica PHEV Fuel Economy Is Rated at 84 MPGe,
With 33 Miles on Battery Only, Assembly in Windsor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is talking up the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the first-ever PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle minivan, crediting “e-Flite” EVT/electrically variable transmission technology for an all-electric range of 33 miles and a miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel economy rating of 84.

PG&E Arranges PHEV Truck Lease Program

February 5, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Focus Is on EDI Vehicles with Power Export Capability:
Lessors Will Be Able to Get PHEVs at Conventional Prices
AND They’ll Enjoy the Fuel-Savings Advantages for Ten Years

Pacific Gas & Electric, one of the leaders of a national drive by utilities to electrify their fleets, has helped arrange a new leasing program allowing smaller operators to reap the advantages of fuel-saving plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with power export capability – without paying extra.

New York City Wants Largest U.S. EV Fleet

December 1, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, CNG, Electric Drive, EVSE, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Goal to Reduce the City’s Municipal Vehicle Emissions 2025:
‘Cities Are Setting the Pace on Climate Action,’ Says de Blasio
Plan Includes Replacing 2,000 Fossil Fuel Sedans with PHEVs

Noting that the United Nations Conference on Climate Change is underway in Paris, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the launch of NYC Clean Fleet: a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle fleet of any U.S. city, cut municipal vehicle emissions in half by 2025 – and 80% by 2035 – “and serve as a model for the private sector and other 21st century cities in fighting climate change.”

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