One way fleet management heads are looking to reduce spending while boosting efficiency is through investment in electric plug-in vehicles that use electricity rather than depending on fossil fuel consumption to operate.
Reportlinker.com recently released its latest market research report on the plug-in electric vehicle market, highlighting significant growth in the sector a few years after being released to the public. Having launched in 2011, the PEV market has increased production from the 20,000 units produced in the first year. Researchers predict PEVs will outsell battery electric vehicles in North America in the next few years due to the growing demand for and popularity of the technology.
In Europe the electronic vehicle equipment market is also on the rise. EV charging infrastructure enables consumers to charge their vehicles at home or trucking locations, saving time and money compared to charging at a station. By 2020, experts anticipate more than 2.9 million PEVs will be circulating in Europe, with more than 4.1 million EV charging stations established to meet the increased demands from consumers. After establishing a market in Europe, the PEV sector will likely grow more steadily in North America, as consumers and trucking companies realize the cost-benefits of the new technology.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.