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Echo Automotive, the Arizona-based company offering add-on hybrid-electric kits for fleet vehicles, has been forced to shut down. According to an SEC filing on August 6 of this year, the company had defaulted on debts two days prior, and that “… at this time, the Company does not have adequate liquidity to repay any outstanding […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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Will you be keeping your current light vehicle for twelve years or more? A new study released yesterday states the combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. remains steady at 11.4 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation taken Jan. 1 of this year, according to IHS […]

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Ford’s Fusion and C-MAX hybrid models are attracting new commercial buyers searching for ways to save money at the pump. Ford said Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T are among the latest companies to purchase Ford hybrid vehicles for their national fleets. Many of their regional employees are said to drive more than 24,000 miles […]

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Schindler Elevator Corp. has chosen to replace 500 sedans in its North American vehicle fleet with Toyota Prii. The trim level chosen for these is the Two, which is the base model for consumers but the second-up trim level available to fleets. These replacements will happen progressively over the next three to four years. The […]

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