Mary Barra named CEO of GM, Hotel Chain Adopts EV Vans, NY Taxis, New Cargo Van Upfits

Fleet Women Laud Female CEO of GM

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Fleet Women Laud Female CEO of GM

General Motors’ appointment of Mary Barra as the first female CEO of a global automotive company in December instantly ignited discussion about the role of women in the male-dominated boardrooms of the automotive industry. While high-level female automotive executives have been a rare breed, Barra’s rise through GM from a summer internship to the top of the C-suite has inspired…

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Best Western To Use 1,000 Via Range-Extended Electric Vans As Hotel ShuttlesBest Western To Use 1,000 Via Range-Extended Electric Vans As Hotel Shuttles

VIA Motors has announced an $80 million purchase agreement with its Canadian distributor, Sun Country Highway, to deploy 1,000 of Via’s range-extended electric Vtrux vans as shuttle vehicles at Best Western hotels. The pact is important for Via, giving it a major commitment that could kick-start demand for its full-size commercial plug-in electric vehicles. As for Sun Country, which we profiled three months ago, it continues to roll out its growing network of…

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NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city government would like to make one third of New York taxicabs electric by 2020. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg set that goal in his January 2013 State of the City Address, and created the Long-Term Electric Taxi Task Force to figure out what…

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Latest Upfits for New Cargo VansLatest Upfits for New Cargo Vans

Upfitters focus on modular designs and lightweight materials for new crop of commercial van products. The commercial van marketplace’s landscape is changing rapidly with the introduction of a number of completely new van designs. Fleet upfitters are taking advantage of these new vehicles’ designs to provide a…

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