Hybrid Vehicles: Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Whitepaper

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Hybrid-Vehicles-Donlen-TCO-cover-imageToday’s fleet managers know that they can no longer evaluate a vehicle on acquisition cost alone, but rather they need to look at the total cost of ownership (TCO). This is especially critical for fleet managers who are considering hybrid vehicles to lower the lifecycle fuel cost.

In “Hybrid Vehicles: Total Cost of Ownership Trends and Analysis,” Donlen’s Strategic Consulting Services team analyzes current and historical information for an in-depth look at today’s hybrid vehicles.

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Filled with our consultant’s in-depth analysis and informative graphics, this is an important document for anyone who manages a fleet, whether you’re considering hybrids or simply wanting to stay informed of key industry trends.

You’ll find valuable information, including:

  • Detailed TCO analysis
  • Changing hybrid market trends
  • Current hybrid options
  • Typical fleet vehicle comparison
  • Actionable conclusions


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About Donlen’s Strategic Consulting Services team:

Using deep analysis and proprietary tools, Donlen’s consultants work with companies to identify opportunities and create actionable plans to help them lower their operating expenses, reduce their environmental impact, and meet their strategic goals.

To discuss your vehicle selection options, please contact your Donlen account manager, or Amy Blaine, Vice President, Consulting, Analytics and Sustainability, at 847-412-5384.

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Driver’s Corner

To get the best MPG from your vehicle, follow a few simple rules: drive the speed limit, maintain a constant speed, and avoid sudden starts and stops. For every 5 mph you drive over 50 mph, it’s the same as paying an additional $0.25 per gallon for gas. Jackrabbit starts and hard braking stops significantly decrease your MPG. Three simple rules to make a big impact.

And finally…

And finally, picture this: you head out to the mall to find the only space available is so narrow you’d never be able to open the door and get out of the car. In the future, that may not matter. You’ll just be able to “tell” your car to park in there – while watching it happen from the aisle. And the future is closer than you think. Ford has developed self-parking technology and has installed it into a prototype car. Once the driver puts the vehicle in neutral, pushes a button from either inside the car or outside via remote, the vehicle uses ultrasonic sensors to park. It will have control of the steering, acceleration, braking, and guidance systems to move into the space. Are you parking challenged? Fret no more. Help is on the way. > Check out the video here

Have a nice weekend. Safe travels.

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Originally appeared in FridayFleet on October 11, 2013

About Donlen
Donlen is the industry’s leading provider of integrated financing and management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve utilization, and increase driver safety and productivity. Donlen’s innovation has been honored with the Computerworld 2012 Honors Laureate for Economic Development, the 2012 and 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America, and recipient of the 2013 CIO 100. Their workplace excellence has been recognized on the IAOP The Global Outsourcing 100® list for seven of the last eight years, and as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago each year from 2007-2012. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit www.donlen.com.