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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.