The Mission Fleet Awards 2022 were given out on Monday night in Milan. This project started with a desire to look into the biggest problems in the world of corporate fleets and give awards to the best ones. At the center of Newsteca's seventh award, which was given out this year, were hot topics that affected sustainability from all angles, safety, and lower costs.
And in a market that is moving toward electrification, alternative power sources continue to be a good and environmentally friendly choice.
The Fiat Doblo won the award for the best commercial vehicle. The new Fiat Doblo is versatile, roomy, flexible, and fits everyone's needs. It also has new and clever ways to make driving easier every day. The new Fiat Doblo comes in two lengths and three different configurations (VAN, Crew Cab van, and Combi), and it has a wide range of engines (thermal and 100% electric) that can meet any need. The wide range is designed to meet the needs of professionals who use their vehicles for eight hours or more daily. Because of this, comfort is also a big part of the design process.
The Fiat Panda Hybrid comes with the Hybrid petrol engine, which combines the 70 HP (51.5 kW) 3-cylinder 1-liter engine of the Firefly family with a BSG (Belt integrated Starter Generator) electric motor. This motor stores energy from braking and slowing down in an 11 Ah lithium battery, which can then be used, with a peak power of 3.6 kW, to restart the internal combustion engine after it stops while driving and help it speed up. Compared to the 1.2 Fire engine with 69 bhp, the Hybrid engine can cut fuel use and CO2 emissions by up to 20% while keeping the same performance and ensuring a very comfortable ride.
The Jeep Compass 4xe is the best car for a fleet in terms of plug-in hybrid technology. The success of the Jeep Compass 4xe is in line with the fact that it is the best-selling model in the C-SUV segment on the Italian market and that the Jeep brand is starting to repeat the success of 2021 in the domestic LEV sector in 2022. Jeep's Compass and Renegade SUVs, made in Italy, were the first to use 4xe plug-in hybrid technology, putting the company on the path to zero-emission freedom two years ago. Combining the brand's well-known off-road capabilities with sustainability was a tough task. Still, the market liked the result: the 4xe acronym quickly became a brand within the Jeep brand, standing for maximum comfort and total safety in any environment, with zero emissions.
Middle management is the main focus of the B2B market, so it's no surprise that the Peugeot 3008 was named the best car in this category. It's the perfect choice for people who need their company car for work and family needs. The idea of the best car for a family has changed significantly. From the classic three-door sedan, we moved on to the station wagon and then, in the early 2000s, to the minivan. SUVs are the most popular type of car right now, and the Peugeot 3008 has all the qualities that middle management might want: a unique design with a strong personality, a great quality of life on board, and cutting-edge technology combined with plug-in hybrid engines. @via Mission Fleet Awards.
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