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Utility Vehicles: Green Still Plays Key Role in Specification Process





By Dan Hounsell, Editor
Maintenance Solutions
  Grounds Management

OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Utility Vehicles: Managers' Top Consideration is CostPt. 2: This PagePt. 3: Utility Vehicles: Hybrid Technology Makes a SplashPt. 4: PRODUCT RELEASES: Utility Vehicles

Despite the re-emergence of cost as the leading purchase consideration, manufacturers know their vehicles still must incorporate environmental responsibility and new technology. Federal mandates, coupled with the growing awareness of the way equipment affects the environment, are driving these changes.

“As green awareness and initiatives continue to gain traction, managers have started asking us questions such as, ‘How do I balance the performance characteristics of utility vehicles that I require to productively accomplish my job — such as power, hauling and towing capacity, comfort, and versatility — with environmental friendliness?’” Tollison says.

Manufacturers are redesigning vehicles to meet those demands, Cunningham says.

“This includes engine advancements reducing emissions, new motors that reduce both noise and fuel consumption, exploring alternative sources of power — like electric and hybrid technologies — and making vehicles that are good for the turf and better for the environment as a whole” he says.


Continue Reading: Utility Vehicles: Thinking Savings, Buying Versatility

Utility Vehicles: Managers' Top Consideration is Cost

Utility Vehicles: Green Still Plays Key Role in Specification Process

Utility Vehicles: Hybrid Technology Makes a Splash

PRODUCT RELEASES: Utility Vehicles



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