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Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

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 fleet professionals concerning vehicle remarketing, electrification, and fuel management.

July 25, 2021

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Because of the difficulties in sourcing vehicles and long lead times during the 2021 model-year, most commercial fleets say they will acquire more vehicles, but concerns linger about product availability.

July 23, 2021

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

More Vocational Fleets Adopt Lightweighting Strategy

A growing trend in second-stage manufacturing is light-weighting, which involves specifying lighter-weight materials to achieve an overall weight reduction to an upfitted vehicle. Specifying lighter-weight upfit materials decreases the vehicle’s curb weight, which, in turn, lowers operating costs by reducing fuel consumption and decreases emissions.

April 6, 2021

Fleet Readers Sound Off on EV Adoption, the Work-from-Home Business Model & More
Deep Dive Analysis of the 2022-Model Ford E-Transit

Deep Dive Analysis of the 2022-Model Ford E-Transit

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

Ford’s Strategy to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales with End-to-End Services
BMW Growth Strategy to Increase Fleet Market Share

BMW Growth Strategy to Increase Fleet Market Share

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

Most Commercial Fleet Orders for 2021 Models to be at Pre-Pandemic Levels
Sustainability Inertia: The Fear of Getting Ahead of the Curve
Average Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times Worsen in 2019

Average Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times Worsen in 2019

Fleet order-to-delivery times for model-year 2019 increased in comparison to those in MY-2018. Delays were caused by rail constraints, plant downtimes, truck driver shortages, production capacity strains, and early order cutoffs.

September 24, 2019

A Closer Look at the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

A Closer Look at the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 increases torque 14% to 480 lb.-ft. and increases horsepower by 8%. These significant gains in engine output allowed the EcoDiesel’s maximum tow rating to increase to 12,560 pounds.

September 11, 2019

Ford's 2020 Explorer: Enhanced Fleet Capabilities

Ford's 2020 Explorer: Enhanced Fleet Capabilities

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Explorer’s RWD architecture offers improved on- and off-road abilities and increased towing capacity. When powered by the 3.0L EcoBoost engine, it is the most powerful Explorer ever.

July 19, 2019

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Corporate Fleet Electric Vehicle Acquisition Strategies

Despite limitations in some fleet applications, most companies are open to the idea of adopting electric vehicles (EV) to make their fleet operations more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint and reducing GHG emissions.

July 18, 2019

Ongoing Strong Economy to Bolster 2020-MY Fleet Orders

Ongoing Strong Economy to Bolster 2020-MY Fleet Orders

The majority of fleets report new-vehicle acquisitions will continue to be elevated due to strong business growth, comparable to MY-2019, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of similar order volume in MY-2020.

July 16, 2019

VW's Strategy to Grow Commercial Fleet Sales

VW's Strategy to Grow Commercial Fleet Sales

The Passat continues to be VW’s top-selling fleet model, but changing buying preferences in both the retail and fleet markets are making VW’s growing portfolio of SUVs a strong alternative choice for more commercial fleets.

April 19, 2019

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