NORWOOD, Mass.--The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may have captured consumers' imagination, but sales of these alternative-fuel cars are tiny in the scheme of total auto sales. Fleet operators are still experimenting with alternative powertrains but in some respects they are more promising customers, argue fleet managers and auto industry analysts. Fleet operators can be more willing to invest in alternative fuels because, as big fuel users, they can benefit from lower fuel costs.
Seen here are some of the fleet vehicles at the AltWheels Fleet Day here. In front is a gas-electric Chevy Volt and General Motors' natural-gas-powered van behind it. Behind that is a hybrid utility truck.
September 20, 2011 10:55 AM PDT
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