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Michael Coates
Works at Clean Fleet Report
Attended California State University, Fullerton
Lives in Los Gatos, California
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Clean Fleet Report goes "trekking" in the Fiat 500L. It's definitely large, but is it Italian design. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/road-test-2015-fiat-500l-trekking/
If you like the 2015 Fiat 500L design, then you should take it for a test drive. If you have a family that hauls around lots of stuff, it's a nicely equipped and versatile car for under $20,000.
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#Tesla's #ElonMusk  lays out the short road to autonomous cars--and why he updates his cars wirelessly. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/elon-musk-on-the-near-future-of-the-autonomous-car/
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The #Toyota   #Yaris  is the car everyone forgot. We rediscover it and find it has a place in the Toyota pantheon, but is challenged on some American highways. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/road-test-2015-toyota-yaris/
The 2015 Toyota Yaris should be added to your shopping list to see first-hand what a sharp little car it is with standard equipment that comes with one of the lowest prices in the segment.
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We dissect the latest ACEEE Top 10 Green Cars. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/top-10-green-cars-named/
Every year the environmental watchdogs at the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy) crunch numbers to come up with the top 10 Green Cars
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Our Top 10 Stories from 2014 are up. It was a very good year and these stories point to an even more exciting 2015. Happy New Year, indeed! http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/top-10-stories-2014/
So, here, in reverse order, are our Top 10 stories for the year from among the record 69 we published--The Top 10 Stories of 2014 from Clean Fleet Report
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Pointing to an eclectic new year--the best engines (sic) of 2015 include a fuel cell powerplant, an electric motor and a variety of turbocharged small ICEs. Enjoy! http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/10-best-engines-2015-diverse-ever/
2015's 10 Best Engines is a watershed—2 V8s along with a turbodiesel V6, three 4-cylinders, 2 3-cylinders, an electric motor & a first, a fuel cell powerplant.
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The poster child for cute utes is a spunky puppy. We like the #NissanJukehttp://www.cleanfleetreport.com/road-test-2015-nissan-juke-sl/
The 2015 Nissan Juke is a blending of a small crossover and performance car that, for the more adventurous among you, lets you make your own statement.
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What will fit in a 2015 Honda Fit? John Faulkner checks it out for you. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/road-test-2015-honda-fit-ex-l-with-navigation/
For right around $20,000 you get an almost fully optioned 2015 Honda Fit. This car can carry a family of four comfortably, even on 500+ mile trips.
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So you're looking at an electric car. Better look at your garage, too. We'll tell you what to do to get ready. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/3-steps-getting-garage-ready-electric-car/
How do you get your garage ready for an electric car? 3 steps: 1-Install home charging; 2-Install climate conditioning; 3-Drive strong.
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Welcome to 2015. First test up at Clean Fleet Report, the underappreciated Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Check it out! http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/road-test-2015-mitsubishi-outlander-sport-se-2wd/
Mitsubishi has done something unique with the 2015 Outlander Sport: offering a well-equipped, fuel-efficient small SUV at the lowest price in its segment. The base model is under $20,000 and a loaded 2WD version is under $29,000.
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John Faulkner's trifecta of TDIs ends with the 2015 VW Jetta TDI on top--and not just compared to other diesels. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/2015-volkswagen-jetta-tdi/
I have now tested the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and easily place them in the top of all the cars, trucks and SUVs I have driven.
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Our founder and prognosticator-in-chief John Addison thinks autonomous cars and connected driving is coming soon. http://www.cleanfleetreport.com/new-autonomous-cars-and-connected-mobility/
Autonomous cars and connected mobility are not some future fantasy; they are on the roads today.
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Education
  • California State University, Fullerton
    2014
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Gender
Male
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Tagline
Automotive Environmental Public Relations
Introduction
Walking the dogs, listening to music, loving my wife and daughter, enjoying friends, food and drink. Throw in that the ocean is nearby and life nears completion.
Bragging rights
Doing what I love--engaged in environmental issues, writing, enjoying life
Work
Occupation
Environmental Public Relations, Government Relations & Writing
Skills
Communication, relationship building
Employment
  • Clean Fleet Report
    Senior Editor, 2011 - present
  • Mightycomm
    Environmental Public Relations, 2003 - present
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Currently
Los Gatos, California
Previously
Tacoma, Washington - Los Angeles, CA - Edmonton, Alberta