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May 17, 2017

Q. What factors need to be taken into account when calculating the lifecycle costs of a vehicle from acquisition through disposal?

A. Total cost of ownership will vary based on the type of vehicle used, application, and operating conditions. Generally speaking, cost of ownership will include...

November 22, 2016

Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.

January 29, 2015

Which EV Models Return Favorable Ownership Costs?

With reasonable duty cycles, electric vehicles can work for fleet — and they return favorable overall ownership costs.

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.

November 6, 2014

How Do Trim Levels Affect Lifecycle Costs?

With many options and trim levels to choose from, lifecycle costs vary greatly within the same model.

May 13, 2014

Driver Safety Remains Top Fleet Priority, Says GE Capital Fleet

More than a third of fleet managers identified driver safety as their top concern in a survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services. Driver safety remained the top concern over cost-savings goals and workforce productivity for the second year in a row.

April 24, 2013

Vincentric Names Vehicles On 2013 'Best Fleet Value in America' List

According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.

February 6, 2013

Kelley Blue Book Releases 5-Year Cost to Own Award Winners for 2013

Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into account depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models.

January 29, 2013

The Hybrid Payback for Fleets: A New Class of Vehicles

There are more hybrid models than ever before, but is the gap shrinking on return on investment for fleets?

January 12, 2012

Vincentric Releases Total Cost of Ownership Calculator for Fleets

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - Users are able to manipulate dozens of specific variables for each market and each driver, including actual acquisition costs, specific annual mileage, state, finance terms, fuel costs and lifecycle terms for more than 2,000 vehicle configurations from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

December 8, 2011

Vincentric Announces Canadian Cost of Ownership Database

The Vincentric Canadian Database contains cost-of-ownership data on nearly 5,000 Canadian vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years, and measures eight cost elements for every vehicle: depreciation, financing, fees and taxes, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.

November 2, 2011

Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget Through Lifecycle Cost Analysis

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions. Should I repair a vehicle or replace it? This article by Bob Johnson, director of fleet relations at NTEA shows the benefits of a lifecycle analysis.

July 28, 2011

Top Cost-Effective “Green” Fleet Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA - Business Fleet asked the vehicle lifecycle experts at Vincentric to provide cost data for popular fleet sedan and crossover models along with their outputs of smog-forming pollutants and greenhouse gases.

July 15, 2011

The Green Fleet Price Tag

Taking a hard-numbers approach to your vehicles’ tailpipe emissions and lifecycle cost data will help you improve your ecological footprint without breaking the bank.

July 16, 2010

Gas, Hybrid and Diesel: A Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Higher fuel prices and moderating acquisition costs have improved hybrids’ return on investment in recent years. Diesels step into the “green” spotlight with new models and strong lifecycle costs.

May 20, 2010

Vincentric Announces 2010 Best Fleet Value Awards

Toyota, Ford, and General Motors lead the pack, earning awards in multiple segments. Volvo outpaced its competitors in the premium categories and won three awards.

May 1, 2010

Best Fleet Value in America

Toyota scoops up 10 trophies in Vincentric’s fifth annual Best Fleet Value in America awards.

January 1, 2010

How to 'Right Spec' Your Trucks and Vans

Downsizing to a smaller truck or van can improve your total cost — if you can afford the downgrade in capabilities.

December 1, 2009

A ‘Cash for Clunkers Program’ for Work Trucks

Turnover in diesel fleets happens slowly. The average service life for a medium-duty truck is 5-10 years, while a short-haul owner-operator heavy-duty truck typically has the lifespan of 18-20 years. Despite the 2007 and 2010 diesel emission standards, tens of thousands of older, dirtier trucks will remain on the road into the next decade. Is there a way to accelerate the turnover of pre-2007 diesel trucks? One way is a Cash for Clunkers program specifically for work trucks.

November 16, 2009

Deferring Vehicle Replacements is Counter-Productive to the Intended Goal

During economic uncertainty, senior management demands expense reductions and limits capital expenditures. Since fleet is usually among the top 10 corporate capital expenditures, there is pressure to defer vehicle replacements. However, this cost-containment strategy misses the point that all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. Cost reductions in acquisitions are often offset by rising costs elsewhere.

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