TORRANCE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/26/11 -- While fleet vehicles keep America's businesses running, they're often a company's primary source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and smog-forming pollutants. Cleaner-running vehicles represent a great opportunity to reduce one's ecological footprint, but at what expense?
Business Fleet Magazine asked the lifecycle experts at Vincentric to provide cost and emissions data for popular fleet models to identify which offer the best combination of lifecycle cost and green savings.
The analysis organizes selected vehicles by lifecycle cost in segments (compact, full-size, luxury, crossovers) as well as the 10 best vehicles in GHG and smog emissions.
A further analysis looks at engine offerings within the same models to understand the percentages of environmental and cost savings when moving between six- and four-cylinder engines and hybrid-electric engines.
'The idea for the story was to give a hard-numbers analysis to greening your fleet,' said Chris Brown, editor of Business Fleet. 'While hybrid models are top environmental performers, the cost component varies. However, the environmental benefit gained by simply stepping down in engine size was eye opening -- and you will save a greater amount on lifecycle costs.'
For the full article, click here: http://www.businessfleet.com/Article/Story/2011/07/The-Green-Fleet-Price-Tag/Page/1.aspx
Vincentric (www.vincentric.com) provides data, knowledge and insight to the automotive industry using Vinbase, its comprehensive, proprietary cost-of-ownership database. Vincentric measures and analyzes the overall cost of owning and operating vehicles and its impact on the value provided to buyers.