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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.

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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.

Which EV Models Return Favorable Ownership Costs?

With reasonable duty cycles, electric vehicles can work for fleet — and they return favorable overall ownership costs.

How to Calculate Optimal Replacement Cycles

A variety of approaches can be used, each with their own advantages and disadvantages that must be considered.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leveraging Procurement Dollars in a Zero-Growth Budget Environment

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.

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.