XL Hybrids Gets CARB Go-Ahead for Van Conversions

 
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Oct 14, 2014
<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Buick Enclave courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> Buick Enclave Leads SUVs for 2014-MY Order-to-Delivery

The 2014-MY Buick Enclave mid-size SUV reached fleet customers the fastest among SUVs with 44 days between initial order and its arrival at a dealership.


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<p>The 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo van is one of the vehicles covered under the new Executive Order from CARB. (PHOTO: General Motors)</p> XL Hybrids Gets CARB Go-Ahead for Van Conversions

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</strong></em></p> Gasoline Prices Fall to to $3.29 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 5.5 cents to $3.299 for a gallon of regular unleaded for the week ending Oct. 6, according to federal data.



Save the Date: 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference

With next year’s budget planning in full swing, make sure to save the date for the 2015 Global Fleet Management Conference, which will be held June 15-16, at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay in Miami.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.</strong></em></p> Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Shares Begin Trading on NYSE

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 13, as the final cementing of the Fiat-Chrysler marriage that was finalized in January.



<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> Car Order-to-Delivery Stable, Truck OTD Times Increase

Vehicle volumes increased for the 2014-MY due to ongoing industry growth, while strained logistics systems, which were further exacerbated by rail-car shortages, severe weather and quality holds, caused longer lead times in the truck and van segment.


<p>Photos: istockphoto.com/everythingpossible</p> Telematics ROI Beyond Fuel Savings

When fleets make a full commitment to telematics they often find countless other ways to leverage the data beyond fuel.


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2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban enters its 12th generation with the 2015 model year. It's durability and cargo capacity make it an ideal vehicle for fire response and other rugged fleet applications.

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