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Plug-in vehicle industry needs fleet sales

Plug-in vehicle industry needs fleet sales

Plug-in vehicle industry needs fleet sales Published September 17, 2011 By Jeff Cobb FedEx electric truck. What will it take to speed the process of plug-in vehicle proliferation? Aside from consumer acceptance in the long run, it will require adoption by fleets in the near term, say electric vehicle industry stakeholders. This was the gist of a recent Reuters report by Maria Gallucci of InsideClimateNews, in which a number of reasons were given for why fleets are diving into electrification while many consumers sit on the sidelines. One major one is fleet operators will pay the extra upfront money required for plug-in vehicles because they focus on a vehicle’s overall operating costs and have the budget to do so. "They're interested in the total cost of ownership. That's their number one priority," said Sam Ori, policy director for the Electrification Coalition in Washing...

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