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
Following the recommendation of an Iowa State University study, the Iowa Department of Transportation shortened snowplow lifecycles — here’s what happened.
October 19, 2018
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
This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.
November 22, 2016
With reasonable duty cycles, electric vehicles can work for fleet — and they return favorable overall ownership costs.
January 29, 2015
A variety of approaches can be used, each with their own advantages and disadvantages that must be considered.
January 13, 2015
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
Truck lifecycles can be calculated to the mile and the dollar. This can help fleets replace vehicles at the optimal moment.
November 15, 2013
When developing a suspension specification, it’s important to determine what attributes are most important to the application.
November 3, 2011
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
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
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
Public sector fleet manager creativity is one key to “getting the most bang for the buck” in a time of tightening purse strings and unpredictable fuel prices.
March 11, 2011
Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.
July 16, 2010
Some bright ideas include a replacement plan based on priority, annual calculations of replacement points, and a cash-only plan.
June 30, 2010