There is still time to register for the 7th International Fleet Meeting Geneva, where the organizers fleetcompentence Group and aboutFLEET offer the international fleet industry a unique GET TOGETHER platform on March 4, 2020, the second media day at the magnificent Geneva International Motor Show.
The aim of the GET TOGETHER International Fleet Meeting Geneva is to provide an exceptional networking platform for international fleet operators and the automotive, fleet management and leasing industries. Keynote speaker Pim De Weerd, Global Commodity Manager Mobility, Phillips, will address Transformation from Fleet to Mobility.
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By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales & Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Another new year, another round of resolutions!
I’m a goal-oriented person and have been documenting my short- and long-term terms goals for more than 20 years. When looking back, I’m amazed how much I‘ve been able to accomplish on goals I set for myself all those years ago. Some of them, I thought, were audacious. Nonetheless, I set them as my intentions, would reflect on them, and ensured my actions were following the journey I wanted to create. My favorite part of achieving the goal is the act of crossing it off my list!
Every January 1, my family knows I’ll ask for their goals for the year. Probably with dread. But this year, I found a new way to make it easier to be more flexible instead of absolute on your goals.
Instead of a list of goals that we feel bad about breaking by the time you read this article, create one word that inspires you for the year.
A big gap is opening up between what politicians say, urged on by high-profile environmentalists like Greta Thunberg, and what is happening in the real world.
The key point surely is that politicians making unrealistic claims for short-term gain will probably be retired when their plans implode, and the rioting starts. Forecasters have to stick around and live with their predictions.
Professor Gautam Kalghatgi, visiting professor for Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, and Engineering Science at Oxford University says the politicians and environmentalists declared aims are not possible. “Such a massive increase in BEVs will have unsustainable environmental and economic impacts. Eliminating CO2 would mean the end of aviation, steel and cement and there’d be no gas for central heating. There would be public riots."
Read the article at Forbes.
Known automakers like Ford, GMC and Tesla along with start-ups Rivian, Bolinger Motors, Nikola and Lordstown Motors are prepared to enter the battleground of electric pickups sales.
Many of these trucks take advantage of other benefits of electric motors besides just the heavyweight pulling power they enable. Electric motors are also far more compact than gasoline engines and they don't require a transmission with multiple gears freeing up lots of room for lockable storage space.
Electric trucks can provide power for electric tools on job sites and, since they don't burn gasoline or diesel and have fewer moving parts to maintain, they'll be cheaper to operate. Fleet buyers, who look most closely at the cost of operation, will probably be among the first buyers.
Read the article at CNN.