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post #1 of 1 Old 08-08-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fleets of Vehicles going Green

With the fuel savings alone, when will we see more fleets going to hybrid and electric vehicles?




After driving by a Coca-Cola truck and seeing that it was part of a hybrid-electric fleet, then seeing an electric post office truck, the thought of profitable fleets really came to mind.
Technology is in place (GPS Tracking solutions) to see how efficient the fleet of vehicles really is. The software monitors driving style to show harsh braking, rapid acceleration. All of these indicators should point positively to hybrid vehicles.

As we he seen with the NYC Taxi fleet, some fleets are making the switch as the owner-operators are saving a substantial amount on annual operating costs.
So if a fleet of taxi cabs that take a brutal beating every year, will we see the next Police Interceptor be a Hybrid? Could we possibly see the Police Interceptor be de-throned if Dodge or Chevrolet make their Police spec cars better?
We came across this article on The Tomorrow Company, and it looks at the same topic, but from a company’s bottom line.
If you would like to increase energy sustainability in your business performance, one thing that you should think about is transportation. Vehicles that combine electricity and gas as their fuel, such as hybrid cars and trucks, are excellent solutions for those who want to go green. Hybrid cars are indeed interesting both for individuals and businesses. The use of hybrid cars are sometimes financially encouraged, however even more important is the environmentally friendly side of the hybrid cars’ use.Let’s hope so, this means everyone’s taxes will go down.
What can be your contribution? If you are a business owner, there are a lot of ways to encourage your staff to purchase hybrid cars and drive them to work. By encouraging your staff to commute in hybrid cars, your company can have an important environmental impact. You can consider a bonus payment to make easier for your employees to purchase a hybrid car. Moreover, inform the employees that they take advantage on individual tax stimulation in case of purchasing the green vehicle. After all, you can offer special parking for those driving hybrids.
The other solutions is to purchase a company hybrid vehicle. There are many commercial vehicle and truck models available with hybrid engines. Cars and trucks that are hybrids use less gas, so it lowers the fuel costs. The use of hybrid vehicles is most worthy when there are a lot of starting and stopping during driving. Many models capture energy from braking and convert it into electric power the car can reuse. Because of that hybrids are very beneficial in city traffic.
One more encouragement for you to buy a hybrid is tax. Check out both federal and state tax incentives, it can be motivating.







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