Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals. Here is what is top of mind for North American fleet professionals on the issue of inventory constraints and vehicle availability.
July 25, 2021
Where does one start with so many options? Where do you find and engage with the right people to help you find those products? How do you implement and test them? Who needs to be involved in the decision-making process? Why or why not is this the next best decision? What do you need to know about a full scale roll out?
July 23, 2021
As demand for eco-friendly vehicles surge, more OEMs and upfitters are working to meet fleet needs.
May 28, 2021
It’s critical government fleet managers are aware of the impacts this shortage has on their vehicle replacement cycle.
May 14, 2021
The all-new electrified MX-30 represents Mazda’s first EV addition to its vehicle portfolio. It debuts in California in fall 2021. Its 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged to 80% in about 36 minutes using DC fast charging.
April 14, 2021
Truck suspensions support the load, provide stability, and cushion the ride. Understand your options to ensure the best suspension is spec’ed on your valuable work truck assets.
March 3, 2021
With BrightDrop, GM is creating a new business to develop the commercial electric vehicle ecosystem. This includes a new electric delivery vehicle and support for infrastructure, logistics, and service planning — as well as an entirely new sales and service network.
February 1, 2021
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 2021
The E-Transit is available in eight body-style configurations, including cargo van, chassis cab, and cutaway versions, with three roof heights and three body lengths. The E-Transit cargo area is the same as the current gasoline-powered Transit van.
December 16, 2020
The Ford F-150 is entering its 14th generation for the 2021 model-year and will arrive with a slew of new workplace features and power options, highlighted by an all-new hybrid powertrain.
November 25, 2020
A new commercial vehicle (CV) strategy is being implemented by Ford to make commercial vehicles a larger part of its business. Executing this new strategy is Ted Cannis, general manager, Commercial Vehicles for the U.S. and Canada.
November 18, 2020
Motorq’s connected car APIs enable fleet owners to identify the location and pre-delivery status of General Motors’ vehicles. The system uses OnStar technology for “surgical” enablement of data that can be stopped or started as needed.
November 18, 2020
The MY-2021 Audi e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback deliver the performance and style expected from Audi drivers while offering commercial fleet programs an accessible green alternative. With a lower starting MSRP than ever before, the Audi e-tron carline is an economical option for green-minded fleets with high-performing executive drivers.
November 13, 2020
This strategy includes a new fleet ordering system for FMCs, an expanded lineup of electrified vehicles, simplified processes to allow dealers to better serve fleet customers, and the launch of a new dealer program geared to small business fleets.
October 21, 2020
Manufacturers are partnering with telematics providers to allow access to data from OEMs’ factory-installed modems. Meanwhile, Ford has introduced its own telematics system that takes advantage of its factory modem to maximize the depth and breadth of that data for fleets.
September 1, 2020