As electric vehicles (EVs) become more standard for drivers on the road, you might be wondering what an EV investment looks like for your fleet. But if you’re utilizing telematics the future doesn’t have to look so hazy.
Your data is like a crystal ball that gives you a direct insight into some of the major decisions you’ll have to make when building your electric fleet. Take a look at your data to see what your future has in store.
Find your fit
You might not need EVs for every job, and you might be able to embrace electric in ways you had never considered, like in your upfits or tools built into your vehicles. Reviewing the telematics around your working vehicles will give you the clearest perspective of what jobs your fleet has to do, and how electrified tech can improve– or even hurt– your operations.
See what’s out there
If your fleet isn’t centrally located, you may not be fully informed on what vehicles are available in your different areas of operation. Your regional data helps to determine what the most accessible EVs are for each area, making it more affordable for your company to maintain fleets and easier to obtain parts or maintenance, as opposed to using one set vehicle that might be impacted by longer delivery times or repair downtimes.
Build your replacement schedule
Schedule your EV model to work for your budget.
Your telematics data holds all of the information you need to understand which of your current vehicles hold the most value for the long-run, and which ones would do better at auction.
With that information in-hand you can develop an EV purchasing and charging infrastructure schedule that adds value to your fleet, as opposed to breaking the bank.
Stay in range
A vehicle isn’t worth much if it doesn’t get your drivers to their destination. That’s why it’s important to perform an EV Sustainability Assessment (EVSA) to determine what kind of vehicles you would need to meet your business’ driving range. During an EVSA, your fleet data is used to determine the longest potential distance your vehicles will drive, and compares that mileage against the worst-case range of a variety of EVs. The EVSA can even use your telematics to study temperature and terrain differentials– which can influence a vehicle’s charge– to get the best results. It helps you understand what kind of EV– or potentially, what hybrid options– would work best and keep you moving.
EVs are on their way… are you ready? Click here to learn about the ROI of Change and how telematics can set you up for success.