California’s AB-174 for electronic registration of commercial and fleet vehicles goes into effect January 1st, 2022. In this article, we provide the basics on this legislative change as a customer update.
Wheels Donlen attended Fleet Forward in Santa Clara November 9th – 11th where our Senior Product Manager, Sara Sweeney, participated in the session entitled, “Fleet Vehicles and ESG: More than Electrification” and our Head of Product Management, Dan Belknap to moderate the session entitled, “Driving in a World of Distractions, Impairment and Rage”.
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745,000 Vehicles Stolen to Date in 2022 Highlights: -Over 745,000 vehicles have been stolen in the first three quarters of 2022, with more than 250,000 of those being reported to law enforcement since the end of June, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). This is a 24% increase from the same time period in 2019. -Vehicle theft is the highest it’s been since 2008. -If the trend continues, total vehicles stolen in 2022 could pass 1 million and surpass pre-pandemic highs by more than 100,000 stolen vehicles. -The holiday season has historically been a time of increased auto thefts
Not Ready to Go Full EV? Some Car Companies Bet Bigger on Hybrids” Highlights -EVs have been in the spotlight much of this year, but hybrids are also having a very popular moment. -Hybrids are lasting an average of just 12 days at dealerships before being sold, compared to 16 days for EVs and 23 days for ICE vehicles, according to Edmunds.com
-S&P Global predicts there will be a copper shortage of between 1.6 million and 9.9 million tonnes of copper in 2035. -If supply can’t keep up with demand, demand destruction is likely. In that scenario, electric vehicles and copper wires might not meet the levels needed to hit net-zero targets.
-Even though EV sales and production have had a massive increase in the last few years, ICE vehicles aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, in fact, they’re expected to continue dominating the market for decades to come. -The EPA believes that vehicle engine downsizing will continue, with over 50% of 2019-MY gas vehicles equipped with four cylinders or fewer. -Heavy-duty vehicles has been relying on diesel compression ignition (CI) engines for a long time, which is inherently more efficient than comparable spark ignition (SI) engines, but there’s also new technology options that improve the fuel efficiency of CI engines by over 20%. -Hydrogen ICE vehicles with hydrogen from renewable sources could potentially approach zero WTW GHG emissions.