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The Battery-Electric Vehicle Market of 2019

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 11, 2019 1:59:38 PM

In our world of the Internet, capitalistic competition and perpetual technological innovation, it is easy to feel a bit of sensory overload when searching the market for a new vehicle. Furthermore, it is even harder to discern which vehicles will save you the most money over their respective life-cycles.

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Topics: Driving Green, GreenTechnology, Fleet Considerations, Lowering Fleet Costs

The Future of Driving is Here Today!

Posted by Kristina Kurzweil on Nov 23, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Operating a motorized vehicle in and of itself, is a huge responsibility. We have to be completely aware of our surroundings by checking three different mirrors all at once, using turn signals to change lanes, reading caution and directional road signs, checking to be sure there's enough fuel in the tank, that we stay within the speed limit, and the list goes on. Now, think about all we do beyond these normalities.  Are you ever running late for work and attempt to simultaneously make a phone call, eat breakfast, sip coffee, tie your tie, and drive all at once?  While performing these daily rituals we rarely stop to think about the dangers we're exposing ourselves to. Well, what if there was a way to safely and effectively drive while completing our side tasks?  The answer: Autonomous Cars!

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

2016 Nissan Leaf

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Oct 13, 2015 2:53:00 PM

We love our upgrades! We love to upgrade our phones, our clothes, our toys, and we especially love to upgrade our cars. The release of the 2016 models means that everyone has the chance to update their models to gain a variety of new features. Nissan released their update to the Leaf, their fully electric car,  which has a variety of cool new features.

 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

Only Seven Vehicles Are Truly American-Made . . . Really?

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 28, 2015 6:13:00 PM

You'll probably find this hard to believe, but "American-made" autos are quickly becoming a thing of the past unless something changes.  As the U.S. auto industry becomes more globalized, fewer and fewer cars meet the standard to be labeled American-made, and today there are only seven that make the list. I found this a bit shocking, so I did some digging to find out just who came up with this list and how are they defining "American-made?" 
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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Cars Of The Future Are Here!

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 28, 2015 5:21:00 PM

We are all one step closer to driving cars of the future thanks to the University of Michigan, which just opened what they are calling "M City."  Situated on 32 acres, "M City" is a simulated town designed specifically to allow for the testing of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles.  The facility includes realistic traffic features such as merge lanes, stop lights, intersections, roundabouts, road signage, a railroad crossing, building facades, construction barriers and mechanical pedestrians. 

According to the online news source, Automotive Fleet, M City is a joint project between the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center,the Michigan Department of Transportation, and several major automakers including Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Navistar are closely involved in this groundbreaking initiative. 

So, do you think our roads and highways are ready for "autonomous vehicles?"  Are they right for you?  

Read the full article here.

 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?

Posted by Sarah Huber on May 19, 2015 2:05:00 PM

For part two of our series on alternative fuel sources we are focusing on the pros and cons of electric powered vehicles.  Plug-in electric vehicle technology has continued to improve over the last few years.  Because of these technological advances alternative fuel source vehicles are more attractive to environmentally conscious consumers. Electric vehicles are perfect for someone who works in the same city as they live, or someone who doesn’t put a ton of miles on their vehicle. 

 

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

Vehicle Depreciation Factors and Lifecycle Cost

Posted by Jerry Condon on May 12, 2015 2:22:00 PM

When computing the life-cycle cost of a vehicle,  deprecation is the single biggest fa ctor to keeping the  cost low.  Depreciation should be on a fleet manager’s mind or on the mind of anyone who regularly buys new cars. According to Phillip Reed, senior consumer editor at Edmunds.com, a vehicle can lose 30 percent of its’ value in the first year and as much of 50 percent in the first three years. Given these numbers, it is important to look at what factors can affect resale value and ultimately vehicle depreciation. Read More

Topics: Remarketing, Fleet Considerations

Chevrolet helps small business owners stay mobile

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 28, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Chevrolet has been helping small business owners get their products to their customers for the last 79 years.  The tradition started in 1936 with the Chevrolet Canopy Express vehicle.  This was followed up thirteen years later with the Chevrolet Canopy.  Both models allowed entrepreneurs to quickly and easily get products to their customers, such as fresh produce and baked goods, to their city neighborhoods around the country.

 

 

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Topics: Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations

Can diesel power be used to green your fleet?

Posted by Sarah Huber on Apr 16, 2015 5:45:00 PM

In the last few years, car companies focused on becoming more environmentally friendly and there are many alternative fuel source vehicle options readily available for the everyday consumer.   Today, I would like to highlight both the benefits and the downsides of having a car with a diesel engine.  This is the first in a series of articles comparing alternative fuel sources and the impact they can have on your fleet's overall performance.

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Topics: Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

To lease or to buy your fleet vehicles . . . it depends.

Posted by Jerry Condon on Apr 9, 2015 2:11:00 PM

...And the answer to the age old question of leasing verus purchasing vehicles is: it depends!  The answer also has a significant impact on your capital resources  Both options have merit depending on your specific financial goals, so we at Fleet Services would like to provide some basic guidelines to help make your decision a little easier.

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

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