Fleets represent only about 7 percent of the U.S. vehicle stock, but account for more than over 35 percent of the nation’s transportation-related fuel consumption. With fuel costs representing a huge chunk of their bottom line, fleet managers are eager for help navigating future vehicle options and ways to keep costs down.
Platform fitness and grid integration pose significant potential for fuel savings in fleet vehicles, but a lack of particular efficient options has left fleets in search of new information and help. Turn-over rates are high, providing a quick cycle for complete refresh of the vehicle mix and overall amplification of benefits.
Each major segment within the fleet world (categorized by vehicle size and function) represents a large group of stakeholders with similar requirements and strong efficiency interests. A few key solutions aimed at the most influential fleets can initiate a rippling effect across OEM's and technology suppliers.
Recent success with Project Get Ready and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency have bolstered our credibility in the space and inserted our MOVE practice directly into the purview of personal, government and commercial fleets.
Working together with fleets, RMI aims to establish a large market demand for efficient vehicles, driving transformation of the supply [and supply-side business models] for appropriate technologies.