Saving Taxpayer Money on Florida’s Vehicle Fleet: Total Cost of Ownership Survey and Savings

As Florida policymakers consider ways to save taxpayer dollars and keep operating costs low in these turbulent economic times, one potential area for consideration is procurement of the state’s vehicle fleet, and how the state chooses which new vehicles to purchase for that fleet. By applying what is known as a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis in making those fleet vehicle choices, Florida could better factor in all of the lifetime costs of operating various vehicles, and make smarter purchasing decisions accordingly. To help illustrate the economic benefits of such an approach, this analysis examines the existing state fleet, and projects potential savings from applying a TCO analysis to new fleet vehicle purchases.


Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.