2022 Q1 Updates

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Vehicle Acquisition


As we begin to plan for the 2023 Model Year, we’re staying connected with the major manufacturers weekly.

Some early forecasts that we believe you can expect are:

If you’re expecting significant growth or replacements for your fleet this year, we encourage you to check out our pre-configured vehicle options!

Introducing our new Nissan Pre-Configured Vehicles available now for delivery in Q1 and Q2.

LeasePlan has acquired 3,600 Nissans that will be available exclusively to our customers for lease or long-term rental.

Interested in adding pre-configured Nissans to your fleet? Email us to reserve your spot on the list today and we’ll connect you with your client success partner for more information!

Models available – ready for delivery in Q1 and Q2:

Available in 6 different markets across the US and ability to transport at cost:


Finding vehicles: Currently, the most challenging vehicles to find are listed below.

Please keep in mind we expect these trends to continue to get worse throughout the year.

Stock pricing: Please be aware that most (if not all) dealers will not sell vehicles as a fleet sale and are charging over MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)! Dealer options: We are seeing more dealer-added options on all models to drive up the price.

Factory Ordering

General Motors Allocation will continue into the 2023 MY for the following vehicles:



Tesla has announced a new ordering process. If you would like to order a Tesla for Q2 of this year, please email your Customer Success partner with the quantity, model, and options.

Any order bank could close at any time.

Upfitting/Upfit Design

Fuel Pricing

With fuel prices at an all-time high, be sure you and your drivers are prepared.

Here are some steps you can take to stay on top of costs:

While you can’t control the price at the pump, what you can control is how you drive – be sure to share these 9 fuel saving tips with your drivers.

Maintenance and Repair

Better service and savings with our National Account Maintenance partners. With the new MyLeasePlan app, as well as our trusted network of National Account service vendors nationwide, LeasePlan’s maintenance program helps deliver savings and increases driver productivity. LeasePlan’s network of National Accounts can save you an average of 30% per transaction!

Plus, the new MyLeasePlan app makes it easy for drivers to search, locate, and get directions to nearby National Account locations. Drivers will even receive in-app notifications when services such as preventative maintenance are due so they can stay safe and productive.
Check out the list below for qualified companies in the LeasePlan maintenance and repair network.

License & Title News

Did you know? December and January make up almost 25% of our total registration renewal volume. In December, we hit our highest on time renewal rate at 97.5%.

Michigan is our largest volume state for renewals in the month of February and almost all LeasePlan Michigan drivers have registrations expiring this month - 99% have been applied for or are already renewed!

We are continuing to closely monitor renewal turnaround times for states and DMVs throughout the country. Below are some of the high impact areas you and your drivers should know about:

Planning to go green?

Check out these trends and tips:

In 2021, LeasePlan USA’s electric vehicles on the road increased by 69%. Across these 1,800+ vehicles we saw:

As you begin planning, it’s important to know that the lower production levels for Model Year 2023 are expected to have a big impact on the availability of electric vehicles as well.

While some manufacturers will increase production for EV’s in 2023, most manufacturers expect Model Year 2024 to bring much more availability for fleet electrification.

Published at January 2, 2022
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January 2, 2022
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