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Electric Models: Depreciation Still Drags Down Ownership Costs

Electric Models: Depreciation Still Drags Down Ownership Costs

A lifecycle analysis by Vincentric found that total cost of ownership (TCO) for electric vehicles underperforms plug-in hybrid electric and traditional hybrid model counterparts. Running EVs more miles per year has a substantive positive impact on TCO.

March 2, 2021

Wash. State Expects BEVs to Reduce Fleet Costs

Wash. State Expects BEVs to Reduce Fleet Costs

Do electric vehicles really cost less to own than gasoline and hybrid vehicles? The State of Washington thinks so — it spent nearly $4,000 less for a Chevrolet Bolt EV in comparison to a hybrid sedan.

June 19, 2017

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.

May 21, 2015

Which EV Models Return Favorable Ownership Costs?
2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

January 21, 2015

How to Calculate Optimal Replacement Cycles
Determining the Optimal Lifecycle for Truck Fleets

Determining the Optimal Lifecycle for Truck Fleets

Waiting too long can result in unnecessary wear-and-tear, expense, and lost productivity. Making the decision too soon can result in higher capital expenses and depreciation costs. The key is finding the perfect balance.

November 18, 2014

How to Avoid Running a Truck Until its Wheels 'Fall Off'
All About Medium-Duty Truck Rear Suspensions
The Green Fleet Price Tag

The Green Fleet Price Tag

Taking a hard-numbers approach to your vehicles’ tailpipe emissions and lifecycle cost data will help you improve your ecological footprint without breaking the bank.

July 15, 2011

10 Ways to Become a Depreciation Management Pro

10 Ways to Become a Depreciation Management Pro

In North America, depreciation is generally the largest operating expense for a vehicle fleet. Fleet managers must know what depreciation is, how it is applied, and how a corporate fleet program influences this key cost driver.

July 13, 2011

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, Theresa Belding of Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was recognized for optimizing vehicle replacement cycles, reducing vehicle offerings, managing daily rental spend, and decreasing fuel consumption.

May 1, 2011

Leveraging Procurement Dollars in a Zero-Growth Budget Environment
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