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Fleet FYIs is a podcast for fleet professionals by fleet professionals - tackling topics like budget cuts, dips in the market, new product launches, smarter fleet management strategy and so much more. So many people are on the move – now more than ever. Fleet FYIs by Utilimarc helps you on the go or behind the desk, making fleet management a little easier. We're bringing two-decades worth of data insights and expert analysts together in conversation. Join us every week for a new episode on data integration, smart fleet management strategy tips and tricks, insightful analysis and all things in between.

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Fleet FYIs is a podcast for fleet professionals by fleet professionals - tackling topics like budget cuts, dips in the market, new product launches, smarter fleet management strategy and so much more. So many people are on the move – now more than ever. Fleet FYIs by Utilimarc helps you on the go or behind the desk, making fleet management a little easier. We're bringing two-decades worth of data insights and expert analysts together in conversation. Join us every week for a new episode on data integration, smart fleet management strategy tips and tricks, insightful analysis and all things in between.

    Will Electrification Have a Negative Effect on Fleet Performance? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Will Electrification Have a Negative Effect on Fleet Performance? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Even when the right vehicles for your fleet become available, there is still the question of whether they are truly the better option. Fleet managers must justify that EVs would perform at the same level as their current ICE models. If not, it is hard to justify both a major financial investment and a significant decrease in performance.

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    • 15 min
    Does the nuclear waste disposal process remove its viability as a sustainable power solution? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Does the nuclear waste disposal process remove its viability as a sustainable power solution? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    We all know that energy consumption in the United States is constantly growing as our world becomes more dependent on electronics and advancing technologies. With mass electrification slowly but surely underway, energy suppliers are already thinking forward to the logistics behind charging millions of new EVs on the electric grid.
    What infrastructure will the grid need to support this transition? Will the available energy supply keep up with demand? Thinking even further ahead, how can we power these EVs with clean energy and ensure that they are truly emissions free?

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    • 13 min
    Is CNG a stop-gap solution for electrification? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Is CNG a stop-gap solution for electrification? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    What are we considering now as a potential solution until EV procurement processes are a little (hopefully a lot) smoother? 
    For some, it’s CNG.
    While fleets around the world announce comprehensive plans for electrification, charging infrastructure and long-term zero-emission goals, a crucial piece of the puzzle is still missing: the electric vehicles. As EV production struggles to keep up and delivery dates keep being pushed back, many fleets are left wondering whether their sustainability goals are even feasible in the immediate future.

    Let's dig in.

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    • 12 min
    Could Nuclear Power be the Key to Mass Electrification? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Could Nuclear Power be the Key to Mass Electrification? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Over 30 countries have pledged to phase out sales of new gas and diesel cars in upcoming decades. Major automakers Ford and General Motors, among others, will phase out all ICEV production by 2040. Fleets around the world are taking action to cut emissions and meet government-mandated sustainability goals. To say that a global shift and mass electrification are underway could be an understatement.
    Still, less than 1 percent of cars and light-duty vehicles on America’s roads today are electric. There are several factors contributing to a slow transition, from production delays to chip shortages to insufficient charging infrastructure. Another major challenge that will become more prevalent as EV adoption accelerates is the overwhelming strain on the nation’s electric grid.

    Curious to hear more? Let's dig in.

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    • 17 min
    What are the benefits of on-site vs at-home EV charging? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    What are the benefits of on-site vs at-home EV charging? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    By now, we know that each fleet has completely unique needs, roles and policies that affect day-to-day operations. These different characteristics can have major influence on the decisions made when it comes to fleet electrification. For example, fleets with take-home vehicle policies will have to plan for charging infrastructure and strategy on a case-by-case basis with employees.
    On the other hand, fleets that currently keep vehicles in a central location overnight might consider implementing take-home policies if the benefits of at-home charging seem better suited for their fleet. Regardless, there are pros, cons and general considerations for either option, from infrastructure installation to electricity costs to charging schedules.
    In this episode, we're taking a look at some of the benefits of charging at either location.

    Let's dig in.


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    • 12 min
    Which fuel REALLY performs the best? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Which fuel REALLY performs the best? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

    Alternative fuels are on the top of many fleet managers’ minds these days. Fleets are increasingly exploring new ways to get the job done while remaining operationally efficient, cost effective and sustainable.
    As a result, many managers are introducing a mix of electric, hydrogen, and natural gas-powered vehicles into their fleets to work alongside traditional gas and diesel ICEVs. Other managers might be more apprehensive to take the leap into unchartered territory, especially if it risks compromising fleet efficiency.
    To compare different fuels, we can look at their gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE). This is the amount of fuel needed to equal the same amount of energy contained in one gallon of gasoline. Something to keep in mind, however, is that fuels have varying efficiency and experience loss of energy from the point of fueling to powering the vehicle in motion.
    In today’s episode, I wanted to discuss how these different fuels perform in terms of GGE, operational efficiency and cost. Let’s dig in.

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    Show notes for today's episode can be found at: https://www.utilimarc.com/blog

    Gretchen Reese on LinkedIn

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    • 14 min

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greese6 ,

Educational show and very entertaining!

Love this show! Always worth a listen!!!

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Smart people!

They get the industry! I love Utilimarc!

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