Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich and John Dmochowsky, president of JC Consulting, examine key takeaways from the first week of the Global Fleet Conference, including fleet market reports on Europe, the USA, the Caribbean, and the EV adoption trends in Europe.
May 7, 2021
This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals.
March 9, 2021
The 2022 Bolt EUV expands Chevrolet’s EV lineup as a utility-type vehicle with a range of 250 miles on a full charge. It will be sold alongside the 2022 Bolt EV model. The Bolt EUV is approximately six inches longer than the Bolt EV.
March 2, 2021
The 2020 model-year Bolt EV increases its driving range on a full charge to an EPA-estimated 259 miles, up by 21 miles over the previous model. The Bolt comes with an impressive array of driver-assistance technologies.
January 6, 2021
Ford wants to make commercial vehicles a larger part of its business, and Ford CV leader Ted Cannis explains how the company is turning to things such as electrification and connectivity to make it happen.
December 6, 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
The initial costs of alternative-fuel vehicles can sometimes be prohibitive, so the mindset when acquiring these vehicles should be in the long-term.
January 15, 2020
For many fleets, aligning governmental mandates with the vehicles that OEMs offer creates a difficult task. This is especially true for fleets that operate a mix of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
January 14, 2020
As more and more manufacturers release new electric vehicles, EV interest has been renewed among fleets.
January 13, 2020
Fleet managers say the integration of battery-electric vehicles (EVs) into nationally dispersed fleets is challenging due to regional variances in incentives, rebates, regional product availability versus national availability, and a limited infrastructure of recharging stations that is unevenly dispersed around the country.
January 6, 2020
Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.
December 13, 2019
The commercial fleet market wants EVs as evidenced by the increased number of national fleets that are adding low- or zero-emission equipment requirements into RFPs.
October 31, 2019
Although most commercial fleets self-insure or have large deductible programs for their fleet to cover vehicle damage, most carry commercial general liability insurance for bodily injury or property damage caused by their company vehicle or employee.
August 12, 2019
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
Mark Buzzell is no stranger to fleet. As the prior president and CEO of Ford of Canada, one of his key responsibilities was managing its Canadian fleet business. Buzzell understands fleet and recognizes its importance to Ford.
March 27, 2019