Smart App, Smart Purchase: GE's IntelliGauge App Helps Car Buyers Decide0

Matthew Van Dusen | Thu May 10 2012 |

Buying a car used to be easy. You compared the cost with comparable models, assessed the fuel economy and then made it happen.

These days, there are a host of competing technologies – from diesel to hybrid to plug-in hybrid to battery electric – and environmental considerations to consider. Volatile gas prices add yet another layer of complexity. IntelliGauge, a new application for desktop and mobile devices from GE Capital Fleet Services, is designed to take all of those variables into account and help companies and consumers make smart decisions about their vehicle purchases.

The app, which is available for use on tablets, smartphones and desktops at geintelligauge.com, helps users calculate annual fuel savings, CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency. The intuitive interface asks users to input information about the makeup of their vehicles, annual mileage estimates and delivers a customized report that can be saved, shared or compared against other scenarios. Users can sign in using their LinkedIn accounts.

A screenshot from GE’s IntelliGauge app.

“Fuel price volatility continues to have a big impact on the decisions companies make, including vehicle replacement strategies,” said Brad Hoffelt, senior vice president and general manager of products and services at GE Capital Fleet Services. “We’re focused on identifying ways to couple technology solutions with our deep domain expertise to help our customers preserve capital and optimize fleet efficiency.”

The app also includes links to other GE Capital Fleet Services resources including an alternative fuel locator application, a U.S. fuel price map and information about GE’s WattStation technology.

Top image: The GE Fleet in Connecticut.