Parking ranges from 14-25% of land used in urban areas and parking charges are 1-2% of local revenues. AVs need up to 90% less parking space.

Researchers from the University of Oregon released a study detailing how the rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could change how cities operate and how a city’s budget could be impacted by the rising prevalence of AVs. Among those impacts is a loss of parking and other traffic-related revenue. According to the white paper, parking charges, on average, account for between 1% and 2% of …

How Delivery Services Can Cut Costs And Emissions With Fleet Monitoring And Electrification

By Eric Schmidt, FleetCarma, August 14, 2017 in Fleet Sustainability UPS recently announced its intention to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 12% by 2020; the shipping giant has long been at the forefront of fleet improvements in this way and represents a growing trend in the way fleets are managed. With alternative fuel and electric powertrain technologies improving, the potential benefits such alternatives can provide …

Plug-in vehicles helping government fleets to jump-start savings and climate progress

By Daniel Cohan, Rice University President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement reaffirmed what was already clear: The federal government is no longer leading American efforts to shrink our carbon footprint. But many state and local governments — along with businesses and consumers — aim to help fill this policy void. At least a dozen governors have joined …

Workhorse hybrid pick-up truck in high demand with fleets due to reliability and cost

By Steve Hanley, Originally published on Gas2, June 2017 With all the hype and hysteria about Tesla in the news lately, it’s easy to lose sight of some of the other companies that are making progress building more sustainable vehicles that will help lower carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Cars are important, but trucks spew out more carbon emissions …