Increased fleet orders for trucks and vans created backlogs at upfitter facilities, increasing lead times and missed ship-thrus. A shortage of rail autorack carriers further delayed deliveries. Despite this, order-to-delivery for most units was similar to 2017.
LeasePlan’s Smolka Shares Challenges to EV Fleet Implementation
To understand those challenges firsthand, LeasePlan’s global employee fleet intends to go fully electric by 2021.