Reprogramming your vehicles’ engines may be the fastest and cheapest — and Derive can do it for you
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Getting better fuel efficiency is one of the fleet industry’s major goals, for two reasons: reducing its single greatest category of expense and cutting back on its carbon footprint.
There are many ways of achieving those objectives, but one of the simplest is to acquire higher-MPG vehicles as fleets retire their equipment. After all, OEMs are under a federal mandate to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicles they sell, and every year they offer increasingly fuel-efficient powertrains of all kinds.
But there are two drawbacks to this approach: it’s expensive and slow.