Procurement

Fleet Sales Spike 38% in February

March 03, 2016

Photo of Ford P.I. Utility courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.
Photo of Ford P.I. Utility courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Sales of fleet vehicles to government agencies from nine manufacturers increased 38.2% to 21,682 units from a year ago on the strength of trucks, vans, and SUVs, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Truck category sales increased 46.9% to 17,355 vehicles in the month compared to February of 2015, while passenger car sales increased 11.8% to 4,327 vehicles.

Year-to-date sales remain strong with a 35.2% increase to 40,743 vehicles sold compared to the first two months of 2015. Government fleets have purchased 35.2% more trucks, vans and SUVs (23,788) and 35.8% more passenger cars (6,324) through February.

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