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TCO Analysis

Actual costs of using a vehicle

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Analysis estimates the real costs of using a vehicle. It allows a potential buyer to decide whether to purchase a vehicle by calculating the financial impact that vehicle will imply, as long as he owns it.
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Added value and benefits
All variables are considered to estimate in the most exact detail the cost of using a specific vehicle, or fleet, for a certain period of time.
This calculation allows the decision maker to know exactly what is the relation between cost and benefit of a potential investment in a vehicle.
The information is available through
TCO Report
Report prepared according to the specifications provided by the user, such as the term, the expected mileage or the vehicle type.
Product Integration
TCO Analysis compiles data and information from all Fleetdata products: NCBooK (prices and technical characteristics of new vehicles), UCBook (used vehicle evaluation), MSBook (new and used vehicle maintenance costs) and RVBook (future vehicle values marketed in Portugal).

The calculations take into account a number of factors, such as the depreciation suffered by vehicles over their life cycle, that is, the difference between the purchase price of the vehicle and the value expected in its resale. The type of vehicle will be another factor to be considered.

Also included are the estimated maintenance costs of using the vehicle, the expenses associated with the revisions scheduled by the brand, the costs resulting from the wear and tear of the vehicle and the amounts spent on replacing tires. Expenses incurred with fuel, considering the prices in force, are also covered.

All tax obligations that imply payments or refunds will be considered by TCO Analysis. We include in the calculation the amounts of IUC (Single Circulation Tax) to be paid annually, and also the amounts to be paid within the scope of variable autonomous taxation, due to the fact that there are vehicles at the service of the company.

Also included are the amounts spent on VAT associated with the purchase of the vehicle and the costs of using it. We also consider the possibility of deducting VAT on fuel, in whole or in part. If there are vehicles at the service of the company, there is a reduction in the tax base in the IRC, which will be included in the calculations.

In addition to factors associated with taxation, macroeconomic factors are also taken into account, such as the evolution of GDP or the inflation rate, among others.