Moving away from oil is something being promoted in many areas. One of the debates is the use and production of alternative fuels. For fleet managers, the decision of whether to purchase alternative fuel vehicles means weighing up cost, reliability, and environmental concern.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to alternative fuels, and some things fleet managers should consider:
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Traditionally, state governments have funded road construction through taxes on fuel. As vehicles become more efficient, though, the income from fuel tax is affected, with long-term concerns that it might eventually become insufficient. An increase in electric cars – and the introduction of electric trucks (Tesla recently unveiled an electric semi-truck) is starting to cause revenues to drop. With more than 90 percent of federal Highway Trust Fund receipts being collected at the pump, this is a very real concern.
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Here is a list of what is applicable to fleet management operators – of what’s been extended for an additional year by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010:
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