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When electric vehicles make dollars and sense for fleets

Torque News -- FleetAnswers has discovered a combination of uncertain fuel prices, regulations, and reduced operating costs resulting from the smart application of electric vehicles suggests promising returns for certain firms.

These conclusions were arrived at following a webinar session organized by FleetAnswers and The Electrification Coalition. During the session, representatives of FedEx Express, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and Dow Kokam shared ways electrification has made economic sense for their companies. The secret seems to be overcoming barriers to electrification with innovative solutions, according to FedEx Express and PG&E.

With unstable fuel prices and the recent economy, both FedEx Express and PG&E see electrification as a favorable strategy in managing costs. Dave Meisel, direct


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remay
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 7:39:05 AM

Should make sense now... for commercial fleets in city traffic.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 7:19:07 AM

very seldom
mrselfdestruct
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 2:57:53 AM

Still don't know why diesel hybrids are great for trains, not on otr semis?
evowner
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:05:23 PM

We love our Leaf. The haters of EVs, the US government, EPA, and The President are the same individuals.
geezrtek
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:34:27 PM

Good Show - let the MBAs chew on the numbers and decide for electric if it will make a profit for the company and not based on a virtuous warm and fuzzy feeling.

schatzila
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:28:17 AM

I love the instant acceleration of electric.
RUNNINONEMPTYFL
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:02:55 AM

Still too costly...
md11capt
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:58:25 AM

If batteries become lighter, last longer, and are cheaper plus electric motors are probably cheaper to maintain EV fleets will save corporations big $$$$$$$.
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:33:23 AM

move to CNG it's more efficient
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:19:43 AM

Take the govt dough away, and no more electric vehicles. So: take the govt dough away. Get rid of graft for cronies.
ss70
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 9:23:05 AM

TIme to force all Full size vans to go EV or CNG way.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 9:12:25 AM

At their current prices and driving ranges they never will!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 8:46:04 AM

EVs make sense for short routes. But I don't see it being used at night for the long-hauls.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 7:42:53 AM

Spend your money on hybrids versus EVs.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 7:24:14 AM

EV's just don't make sense.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:19:43 AM

Our tax dollars at work helping companies save money.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:17:01 AM

OK?
wamster
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:06:29 AM

With the stop and go lifestyle of the vehicles, this is certainly an energy saver. Don't forget fleet pricing too. They're saving a boat load of money now and literally down the road.
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:19:25 AM

I'm for some type of solution the gas and oil but this electric vehicle fleet isnt going to work.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:13:57 AM

Good for them.
dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:11:57 AM

i'd like to see them try it here.
dave364
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:07:12 AM

good
1178richmond
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:07:12 AM

ok
74celica
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:07:11 AM

makes sense,will they do it?
remichal
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:06:28 AM

When they make one that has a 400 mile range without sacrificing trunk space I might consider one.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:06:03 AM

Ok
Cachase1
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:05:46 AM

Try it, and see how it goes.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:04:05 AM

great idea for big companies like Fed Ex and UPS
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:03:31 AM

They may get cheaper but who will deal with the batteries?
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:02:52 AM

Hmmm
dar 1
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:02:43 AM

They will get better and cheaper.
Lengas
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:56:45 AM

Do it.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:56:23 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:55:55 AM

Excellent
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:54:55 AM

No EV in my immediate future.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:52:07 AM

Too expensive for the average American.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:50:37 AM

k
DavidsChallenge
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:49:43 AM

Not going to happen.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:49:24 AM

green isn't cheap
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:48:06 AM

Until gasoline and diesel prices get high enough, electric cars and trucks will remain a hard-sell. But don't worry, just vote for Obama. We can get there sooner than you think!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:47:46 AM

?????
ILVET
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:47:44 AM

Out of the pot and into the pan!
neptune2008
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:47:41 AM

good idea(s)
Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:47:04 AM

This is a good plan.
bama56
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:46:04 AM

good news
bama56
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:45:46 AM

ok
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:44:09 AM

Really?
mar2100
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:43:08 AM

Ditto DblChek
Z06KY
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:43:05 AM

Great a story about failed electric cars just after we read a refinery is being challenged in court. This will be much worst if Obama is re-elected. He will keep the gas prices us and back more electric cars. But will shut down the clean coal plants that provide cheap power for the electricity we use. A loser any way you look at it!!!!!!!!!!!!
DblChek
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:40:21 AM

Not for me.


Drill Here.
Refine Here.
Sell Here.
Employ Here.
Foxt
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:40:18 AM

Still doesn't make sense for the common Joe.
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