Total Cost of Ownership for Campus Fleet Utility Vehicles

A Social Distancing Story


Most campuses are closed to students, some have a few students who were not able to leave, and others still have professors trying to conduct e-learning sessions. Facilities is not focusing on their normal Commencement activities, but rather on how they manage the campus and keep employees and students safe. This means they have to revisit how they are doing their work.

Many campus facility crews travel to work sites in shared vehicles, carrying the materials that they need. Going forward, the sharing of vehicles may no longer be a possibility for the short term. Facilities managers will need to look at their campus and fleets to determine how to get employees to their job sites with the tools they need. Now is the time to start evaluating your overall fleet.

Do most employees share vehicles?
Do they carry tools for their job in one vehicle, or multiple vehicles?
Are there cost-saving opportunities?


It is time to review your fleet’s performance and consider working with a partner that can help maximize it for any and every need on campus. With just a few simple data points, you can start to evaluate the total cost of ownership around replacing a full-size vehicle with a small wheel vehicle. You can begin to understand the carbon emissions impact if you choose to go electric with those vehicles.

As you look to re-deploy staff that have been working remotely, consider a Fleet Audit to help determine how to best utilize your work utilty vehicles in these changing times. For example, the total cost of ownership for one electric Carryall 500 vs a full-size pickup truck can save you up to $5,000 a year. These savings can amount to allowing replacement of fleet trucks with multiple utility vehicles. Promoting safe social distancing while ensuring work is being completed.

In addition to the cost savings, CO2 emissions can be drastically reduced by over 5,000%. The addition of small electric utility vehicles not only keeps employees safe but helps reduce overall carbon impact. A comprehensive fleet audit from Club Car can assist fleet managers in accurately identifying areas to reduce cost, improve carbon footprint, increase productivity, and help keep workers safe during this uncertain time. As you prepare to get back to work with new safety requirements necessary, reach out to your trusted Club Car partner to learn more about a Fleet Audit and how to bring back your fleet safely.

For more details on a Fleet Audit, please reach out to Club Car Higher Education Team: [email protected]

Partner with a company that has the small wheel vehicle expertise to get you back to your new normal this summer and next school year. Club Car has over 60 years of expertise, the most knowledgeable dealer network, and a team dedicated to the Higher Education space and Omnia partners.