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Tuscany Health is putting its money where its heart is and has ordered up 100 battery-operated vehicles with an eye to eventually replacing most of the 3,000 units in its traditionally-fueled fleet. Thought to be the largest order of its kind (so far) by a health care company in Europe, its expected that the costs over the life of the vehicle will be lower due to lower maintenance, fuel and insurance charges. The models, which were chosen by President of the Regional Health Board Fabio Roggiolan

Last week, the French postal service La Poste announced it's intent to buy a lot of electric vehicles for mail carriers to use. Newteon, the company that works with Micro-Vett and Fiat on vehicles like the all-electric Fiat Doblo and Fiorino, now says its vehicles have made La Poste's short list of potential additions to the fleet. A prototype Doblo EV will be delivered to La Poste this summer and then four or five more will be tested in the fall. Micro-Vett converts the Fiats and Newteon distr

Battery developer Altairnano has teamed up with Aerovironment, Micro-Vett SPA and Go Green Holding AS to demonstrate an electrified Fiat Doblo in Oslo, Norway. The Fiat is powered by of Altairnano's 18 kWh lithium titanate battery packs and is currently undergoing a sixty-day test. During a single day it ran 186 miles and underwent three 10-minute recharges with one of Aerovironment's 480V charging systems. The Fiat Doblo is a five passenger station wagon that was converted to electric drive by