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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

How Iowa DOT Optimized Its Snowplow Lifecycles
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

Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

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

Which EV Models Return Favorable Ownership Costs?
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
Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

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

Bright Ideas: Replacement

Some bright ideas include a replacement plan based on priority, annual calculations of replacement points, and a cash-only plan.

June 30, 2010

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