Update from fleet director Doug Dunn
Modo fleet director Doug Dunn reports that we’ve spent more than $650,000 on fleet expansion and upgrades in the past year, replacing 30 vehicles since October with newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
“We really have an exceptional mix,” says Doug, who says Modo fleet replacements and expansions this year focused around purchasing newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles(like the Nissan Leaf Electric at The Rise!), while improving overall fleet offerings to fit the needs of members.
“Adding full-sized cargo vans to the mix gives our members the freedom to choose the right vehicle for their needs.”
Recently, Modo has begun introducing more domestics into the fleet, including two Chevy Orlandos, and four Dodge Avengers. Doug says price, options, efficiency and the need for a variety of vehicle types were the key drivers in the decision. These vehicles achieve similar fuel efficiency to other non-domestics of their size in our fleet.
Doug says his approach with domestics is the same as with non-domestics: buy a few, see how well they do based on member needs and cost to maintain, “and if they’re problematic, we find new homes for them.”
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