The fleet industry is changing rapidly, so it’s important to stay current by keeping up on new techniques and new technology, not to mention networking opportunities.
The future for General Motors Co.in China is in the hands of customers to reverse the 18% slide of its overall passenger-vehicle retail sales.
“In China, the business environment remains challenging and volatile,” Mary Barra said in an earnings call in October. “We’re also seeing a lot of pricing pressures.”
GM needs to refresh its lineup to keep pace with new EVs from foreign and local carmakers in China. The country is the U.S. automaker’s biggest market by sales.
Read the article at Bloomberg.
Electric vehicles are effectively distributed batteries on wheels that can be turned into grid assets, as they often are plugged into a charging station far longer than the time needed for a charge.
Through smart grid charging, IoT platforms can pause or delay charging to when electricity is cheapest and greenest – such as charging when the sun is shining to absorb excess solar energy on the grid.
With vehicle-grid integration, automakers can simultaneously advance two high-level goals – the decarbonization of electricity generation and decarbonization of transportation – while deploying flexibility services that can facilitate renewables deployment.
Read the article at Wards Auto.
The AFLA Board is focusing on making sure that attendees bring tangible and helpful information back from the annual conference.
Are you concerned with maximizing the utilization of your fleet? If yes, you might want to consider having more than one business model.