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December 7, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Dips to 25 in November

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in November was 25 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from October.

December 4, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 6.3% in November

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures increased 3.5% to 51,569 in November as total car sales made a strong monthly return at 27%, but is still more than 35% lower than what was reported last year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

November 27, 2017

Mobility Services to Slow Sedan Sales 40% by 2030

Self-driving cars, ride sharing, and other mobility services should slash sales of sedans by nearly 40% by 2030, as Americans become less reliant on vehicle ownership, according to a forecast from KPMG.

November 16, 2017

Mobility Changes to Transportation to Accelerate in 2040

The emergence of ride hailing, autonomous vehicles, electrified vehicles, and other mobility trends should bring greater changes to transportation networks in the U.S., Europe, and China by 2040, according to a new report from IHS Markit.

November 10, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from September, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

November 8, 2017

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months

Wholesale used vehicle prices rose for the sixth month in a row in October, increasing by 1.02%, according to Manheim’s October Used Vehicle Value Index. This brought the index to 136.3, an 8.1% rise from a year ago.

November 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

October 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Flat in September

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in September remained unchanged from August at 25.3 mpg, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

October 5, 2017

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 6, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

The average fuel economy of new vehicles has decreased by 0.1 mpg in August, to 25.3 mpg, from July, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, Ph.D., researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

September 5, 2017

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

September 1, 2017

August Commercial Fleet Sales Surge 12.6%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 12.6% to 52,439 in August units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

August 18, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.4

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.3 mpg to 25.4 mpg in July from June levels as a result of a lower proportion of pickups offered, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

August 4, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Flat in July

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures were flat in July, declining 0.6% to 49,158 units mostly due to a decline in passenger car sales.

August 2, 2017

Michigan Ranks Highest in Car Insurance Rates

Michigan is the most expensive state for car insurance, while Maine, Ohio and Idaho with their large swatches of rural areas are the least expensive, according to Insure.com.

July 7, 2017

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

Increased production and sales of pickup trucks and SUVs is lowering the average fuel economy for new vehicles, which fell 0.2 mpg to 25.1 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

June 29, 2017

Peak SUV: Red-Hot Segment Poised for Slowdown

After five straight years of market-share gains, the SUV segment may be poised for a slowdown, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.

June 27, 2017

Inside the 2017 Fact Book

Automotive Fleet's 52nd annual Fact Book has arrived with an array of statistical data covering aspects of fleet management such as operating costs, maintenance costs, safety, remarketing, personal use, and surveys of fleet lessor portfolios.

June 27, 2017

Wholesale Auction Business Grew 4.6% Last Year

Wholesale auctions sold 9.8 million vehicles worth $100 billion in 2016 with the majority coming from dealer consignment, according to the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). The association has been surveying its members for 20 years.

June 15, 2017

Used Fleet Lease Vehicle Prices Fall in May

Prices consignors booked from off-lease fleet vehicles fell 0.2% in May, but remain up 3.5% from a year ago, Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

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