Donlen Releases 36-Month vs. 60-Month Sedan Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Donlen has released their ‚ÄúLife¬≠cy¬≠cle Cost Man¬≠age¬≠ment: 36-Month ver¬≠sus 60-Month Sedan Life¬≠cy¬≠cle Cost Analy¬≠sis‚ÄĚ com¬≠par¬≠ing costs asso¬≠ci¬≠at¬≠ed with cycling a vehi¬≠cle at 60 months ver¬≠sus the tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al 36-month cycle.

The analy¬≠sis unveils the life¬≠cy¬≠cle costs asso¬≠ci¬≠at¬≠ed with extend¬≠ing the cycle times for a typ¬≠i¬≠cal sedan. ‚ÄúThis analy¬≠sis com¬≠pares real data based on our Donlen port¬≠fo¬≠lio and the find¬≠ings iden¬≠ti¬≠fy how costs are impact¬≠ed the longer you hold on to a vehi¬≠cle. Our con¬≠sult¬≠ing team has pub¬≠lished this analy¬≠sis to help fleets under¬≠stand the impli¬≠ca¬≠tions of extend¬≠ing their vehi¬≠cle life¬≠cy¬≠cles,‚ÄĚ said Amy Blaine, Vice Pres¬≠i¬≠dent of Con¬≠sult¬≠ing, Ana¬≠lyt¬≠ics and Sus¬≠tain¬≠abil¬≠i¬≠ty. ‚ÄúHold¬≠ing a vehi¬≠cle longer to take advan¬≠tage of declin¬≠ing lease pay¬≠ments and full depre¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion may be viewed as a cost effec¬≠tive strat¬≠e¬≠gy, but the find¬≠ings show that between the main¬≠te¬≠nance costs and miss¬≠ing the oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty of high¬≠er resale val¬≠ues, along with low¬≠er fuel spend, the short¬≠er cycle is actu¬≠al¬≠ly more cost effec¬≠tive.‚ÄĚ

This analy­sis pro­vides infor­ma­tive charts and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion includ­ing:

  •  What is life¬≠cy¬≠cle cost man¬≠age¬≠ment?
  •  Sedan life¬≠cy¬≠cle cost analy¬≠sis
  •  Over¬≠all annu¬≠al cash flow com¬≠par¬≠i¬≠son

To down­load the free analy­sis, vis­it: www.donlen.com/fleet-management-white-papers.aspx

 

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