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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in August, decreased by 0.1 mpg from 25.4 to 25.3 mpg compared to the previous month, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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The Adverse Impact of Staggered Production Schedules on Fleet Planning and Ordering

Nowadays, OEMs introduce new models throughout the calendar-year. For many fleet managers, the staggered release of new models complicates fleet planning and the ordering process. Some model lines may have variable final order and startup dates due to muttiple plant assignments and model configurations. Fleet-minded OEMs have been terrific partners to fleets and, together, there should be a way to mitigate the impact of staggered production schedules for their largest customers.

Game-Changing Fleet Megatrends

Within the context of fleet management, the concept of megatrends is used to identify economic and technological forces that can potentially alter our present-day industry in game-changing ways. Among the current megatrends that can potentially alter fleet as we know it are a higher interest rate environment, a higher taxation environment, leap-frogging technology, changing fleet demographics, and higher acquisition costs.

Automakers Propose Changes to 2017-2025 Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON – The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, whose membership consists of 12 automakers, proposed changes to the Obama administration's proposed 2017-2025 CAFE and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards, specifically how they are required to account for emissions reductions.

Impact of Future CAFE Standards on Resale Values

The cost to design and build vehicles to meet the higher 2017-2021 fuelefficiency standards will average an additional $2,000 to $6,000 per vehicle. Proponents of the higher CAFE standards argue the higher acquisition costs will be offset by much greater fuel savings. However, is there a diminishing return on cost savings as fuel efficiency increases? Kelley Blue Book thinks so.