News this week

FCM’s (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) Enviro-Fleets project,with FC as delivery partner and presenters, held a regional workshop on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in London, Ontario, at the Windermere Manor, for fleet managers interested in greening heavy-duty vehicles in their municipal fleets. FC conducted a soft launch of its updated Best Practices Manual. read more

Industry news

Canada’s Robert Transport Selects LNG Trucks

180 Units on Order Order for 180 Peterbilt LNG Trucks Powered by Westport HD Systems Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec has issued a purchase order for 180 Peterbilt liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks.  Read more

Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Create 'Battery Breakthrough'

Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. (REV) signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) last week to create a new company focused on enabling the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Read more


Fleet Challenge Outreach News  


Roger Smith will present at the Canadian Renewable Fuels Conference on November 30th, 2010, in Ottawa.  His presentation subject is ‘Green Options for Fleet Managers’ and will focus on the Ontario Municipal Fleet Review Program and the usage of renewable fuels as a GHG reduction strategy.


Roger Smith was a presenter at The 4th Annual Conservation Areas (CA) Workshop on October 27-29 2010.  His topic wasE3 and the Ontario Municipal Fleet Review Program.


Roger Smith presented to approximately 100 senior level attendees at The Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa on October 19, 2010.  The presentation focused on the Municipal Fleet Review program and the use of alternate fuels as a GHG reduction strategy.                                   

Fleet Challenge Projects News      

Fleet Challenge is currently conducting the ‘E3-8 Road Show’, a delivery of fleet analysis to individual 2010 Fleet Review participants.

FC sent a ‘Call for Registrations’ e-blast to Ontario municipal fleet managers on Thursday, November 11, 2010, for participation in the 2011 Fleet Review Program.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2011.

The HIRS (Hybrid Idle Reduction System) testing is on schedule and will be completed in December 2010.  The launch of HIRS is being planned for early 2011. 

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