Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are the way to for fleet managers to go, according to Pike Research’s “Total Cost of Ownership of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Fleet Operators.” Researchers analyzed date comparing purchase price plus lifecycle fuel costs of mid-size cars in the US market. A BEV-100 (battery electric vehicle with a 100-mile range, such as the Nissan Leaf) with tax credit has the lowest total cost of ownership at $34,995 when electricity prices are low. That varies if electricity prices go up (goes to No. 4 on list of prices high) and doesn’t take infrastructure costs into account. Hybrids and four-cylinder gas engine compact cars were next on the list.