September 7, 2022

Fleet Meet: Pricing Volatility, OEM Portfolio Changes & Emerging EV Infrastructure Weaknesses

The biweekly Fleet Meet video series is co-produced by Automotive Fleet and Fleet360 to compare and contrast fleet trends occurring in both Europe and North America. The discussion is co-hosted by Hans Damen, managing partner of Fleet360 who is based in Europe; and Mike Antich Editor, Automotive Fleet Magazine, who is based in the U.S. and follows North American fleet market trends in the U.S.,  Canada, and Mexico.

🎙Today’s topics include:

  • Multiple price increases in Europe from time of a vehicle’s order to its delivery. Grumbling about no price protection for prior year order that are cancelled and rescheduled for the next model-year.
  • Decrease in the number of A and B segment cars in Europe and increased limited number of compact van choices in the U.S. market.
  • As the number of EVs in operation increases there are increased examples deficiencies in public recharging infrastructure.
  • With increased demands on the electrical grid due to a severe drought, the state of California has issued its first-ever advisories requesting EV owners not to recharge vehicles during peak hours.

Make sure you subscribe to the Fleet Meet video series so you don't miss an episode. Viewers are encouraged to e-mail comments and suggestions for future topics because we will address them.


0:00 Intro
0:46 Price increases in Europe from order to delivery
3:48 Decrease in segment cars in Europe and compact vans in U.S
7:24 Examples of public EV charging infrastructure deficiencies
11:50 California's electrical grid concerns

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