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March 16, 2018

Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

December 14, 2017

Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

The total cost of owning hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts improved in 2017 with 40% of the models studied in Vincentric's annual analysis having a lower TCO, according to the firm.

November 14, 2017

Commercial Fleets to Lead Hydrogen Adoption

Hydrogen as an energy source can benefit a variety of functions of the global economy, including fleet operations, according to a new study from the Hydrogen Council.

July 18, 2017

Australia's Proposed Carbon Tax May Increase Vehicle Costs

The federal government of Australia has proposed implementing carbon-emission rules which may increase the price of country’s most popular cars by an estimated approximate of $4,000.

August 23, 2016

TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.

March 21, 2016

Ergonomics Is the Missing Link in Calculating Total Cost of Ownership

The key word in calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) is total. When spec’ing vehicles, the cost-avoidance benefits of good ergonomics must be monetized to an approximate value and factored into calculating the true total cost of ownership.

April 30, 2015

Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

April 22, 2015

Incentives Help Bolster Business Case for NGVs

While not something to depend on, when available, incentives can help reduce the overall cost of a natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleet.

March 26, 2015

Vincentric Names Best Vehicle Values for 2015-MY

Vincentric named the top 21 vehicles in its annual “Best Value in America” Awards for the 2015 model year based on total cost of ownership for the consumer market.

January 21, 2015

2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

October 30, 2014

Vincentric: Hybrids Losing Their Competitive Edge

Gasoline-electric hybrids are losing their competitive edge over ther gasoline counterparts due to falling fuel prices and more efficient internal combustion engines, according to a five-year owner cost analysis by Vincentric.

September 2, 2014

Cost-Reduction Single-Mindedness Creates Corporate Blind Spots

When corporate revenues soften, it is management's fiduciary responsibility to demand expense reductions and limit capital expenditures. Unfortunately, many fleet-related cost-reduction decisions are made for the short-term, with very little consideration on the long-term impact on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Many times senior management is more interested in the fiscal, rather than economic, consequences of their fleet-related decisions.

July 9, 2014

Implementing a Single Strategy to Improve Driver Safety and Lower Fuel Spend

Driver safety and the reduction of fuel consumption are not mutually exclusive goals. There are many similarities between fuel-efficient driving techniques and safe driving techniques. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between safe driving and fuel efficiency. It’s been proven: the safer the driver, the higher the miles per gallon.

July 24, 2013

Study Finds TCO Similar for Electric and Diesel Delivery Trucks

A research team from Georgia Tech compared medium-duty electric and diesel, urban delivery trucks, and found that the median total cost of ownership of electric trucks is 22-percent less than that of diesel trucks on the New York City delivery cycle.

May 2, 2012

Making the Business Case for Alternative-Energy Vehicles

Fleet managers face a dilemma in justifying the higher acquisition cost for electric-powered vehicles. A new TCO tool from Dow Kokam can help spotlight alternative-energy's bottom-line benefits.

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