Automotive Fleet

NOV 2013

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INDUSTRY NEWS New Brazilian Fleet Market Report Available ADESA & Chrysler Group LLC Remarketing Launch New Chrysler Direct Website ADESA and Chrysler Group LLC Remarketing announced the launch of a new and improved version of the Chrysler Direct online vehicle remarketing website for franchised Chrysler Group dealers. Te site, www.chryslerdirect.com, is powered with technology from OPENLANE, an ADESA subsidiary. Te new Chrysler Direct site ofers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and FIAT franchised dealers the ability to view and purchase online the Chrysler Group LLC portfolio of used vehicle inventory prior to being ofered at company closed vehicle auctions. Additionally, vehicle inventory previously available on the discontinued Chrysler Online upstream auction site will now be found on the Chrysler Direct platform. For more information, visit www.automotivefeet.com. Keywords: ADESA, Chrysler Direct. The new Chrysler Direct website allows Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and FIAT franchised dealers the ability to view and purchase vehicles online. Te new Guide to Fleet Management in Brazil is the frst in a series of national feet reports from the Global Fleet website and has been produced by Nexus Communication in conjunction with major leasing and feet management providers ALD Automotive and Wheels. As a result, the comprehensive new report is designed to help managers of large global feets better understand the industry and run their feets more efectively in Brazil. Te guide outlines the main diferences between the Brazilian and European and U.S. feet markets, and contains detailed market specifics, such as automotive data and feet statistics, company car taxation and legislation in Brazil, along with the latest trends and forecasts. Ford Chosen as Finalist for INFORMS Award PHOTO: CHRYSLER PHOTO: CHEVROLET Chevrolet Unveils CNG-Capable Bi-Fuel Impala Chevrolet announced the introduction of the 2015 Impala bi-fuel sedan. The approximately 8-gasoline-gallon-equivalent compressed natural gas (CNG) tank mounted in the Impala's trunk is expected to provide up to 150 miles of vehicle range for a total range of up to 500 miles. The bi-fuel Impala is expected to go on sale summer 2014 to retail and feet customers at Chevrolet dealers in the United States and Canada. A group from the Ford Motor Company was recently named one of the three fnalists in the running for the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, which recognizes creative and unique developments, applications, or combinations of analytical techniques. Ford's team, which includes Daniel Reich, Sandra Winkler, Erica Klampf, and Natalie Olson, will present "Enabling Greater Sustainability in Vehicle Fleet Sales through Customer Oriented Analytics" at the upcoming Spring INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research Conference in Boston at the end of March 2014. Te presentation will highlight Ford's Fleet Purchase Planner, which promotes sustainability as a central purchase consideration for organizations with large vehicle feets. Tis decision support system is designed to simplify this process by optimizing for individual driving patterns. Tis is the second recognition Ford has received for Fleet Purchase Planner. In February, it won the Best Application Paper Award at the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems. Teams from IBM and Fiserv will also be competing for the award this spring. Don't wait another month to fnd out what's going on in the industry. Get the latest feet news at www.automotivefeet.com/news. 10 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I NOVEMBER 2013

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