Clean Fleet Report

Clean Fleet Report gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best mileage, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, diesels and advanced gasoline engines. Also covered are other approaches to sustainable transportation including public transit, high-speed rail, electric trucks and alternative fuels, biofuels, and car sharing in the United States.

Michael Coates

Michael Coates

Michael Coates surrounded by vehicles of all sizes (as usual)

Michael Coates is the Editor & Publisher of Clean Fleet Report and an internationally recognized expert in the field of automotive environmental issues. He has been an automotive editor and writer for more than three decades. His media experience includes Petersen Publishing (now part of the The Enthusiast Network), the Green Car Journal, trade magazines, newspaper and television news reporting. He currently serves on the board of Western Automotive Journalists and has been an organizer of that group’s “Future Cars, Future Technology” and “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Automobile” programs. He also serves as Automotive Editor at Innovation & Tech Today magazine.

Larry E. Hall

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Larry Hall Drives Hydrogen Concept Car

Larry E. Hall is Editor-at-Large at Clean Fleet Report. His interest and passion for automobiles began at age 7, cleaning engine parts for his father, a fleet manager for a regional bakery. He has written about cars and the automobile industry for more than 25 years and has focused his attention on “green” cars and advanced technology vehicles. Larry’s articles have been published by Microsoft’s and MSN Autos as their alternative vehicles correspondent and is currently the Senior Editor at He is the founding president of the Northwest Automotive Press Association and a member of the Motor Press Guild.

John Faulkner

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John Faulkner relaxing off-road between tests

John Faulkner is Road Test Editor at Clean Fleet Report. He has more than 30 years experience branding, launching and marketing automobiles. He has worked with General Motors (all Divisions), Chrysler (Dodge, Jeep, Eagle), Ford and Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota on consumer events and sales training programs. His interest in automobiles is broad and deep, beginning as a child riding in the back seat of his parent’s 1950 Studebaker.


Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer

Steve Schaefer & His Dad’s Healey

Steve Schaefer has written a weekly automotive column for 26 years, testing more than 1,250 cars. Now, he’s focusing on EVs and hybrids. Steve remembers the joy of riding in his father’s Austin-Healey. After discovering the August, 1963 issue of Motor Trend, he became entranced with the annual model change, and began stalking dealers’ back lots to catch the new models as they rolled off the transporter. Coming from a family that owned three Corvairs, Steve was one of the first Saturn buyers, earning

Steve & His Bolt

Steve & His Bolt

him a prominent spot in their 1994 product catalogue. To continue the GM tradition, Steve has a Chevrolet Bolt EV. Steve is a founding member of the Western Automotive Journalists. Read his EV/hybrid blog at


Nick Zatopa

Nick Zatopa is a contributor at Clean Fleet Report. Nick is heavily into the modified car scene, but has become increasingly interested in performance electric and hybrid vehicles. Currently a student at the University of San Francisco finishing a degree in Media Studies, he has also worked in the automotive industry. Nick lives in San Francisco.

John Addison

John Addison Founder Clean Fleet ReportJohn Addison is the Founder of Clean Fleet Report and continues to occasionally contribute to the publication. He is the author of Save Gas, Save the Planet and many articles at Clean Fleet Report. He has taught courses at U.C. Davis and U.C. Santa Cruz Extension. John Addison has delivered over 1,000 speeches, workshop, and moderated conference panels in over 20 countries.

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