Why change to e-Fleet?
With most vehicle manufacturers working on emission free models, the range and performance of Electric Vehicles (EVs) have accelerated in recent years. With fleets clocking up impressive annual mileages, using EVs can provide huge benefits with their substantially lower running costs. EVs are far kinder on your wallet: With around one third of the moving parts compared to non-electric vehicles, EV users meet with fewer service costs. EVs also mean zero road tax and no congestion charge! By drastically reducing your costs - to as little as 2p per mile - it will result in substantial savings and you will be actively playing your part in environmental and social responsibilities.
Additionally, with the Government now focussing policy on reducing our air pollution, there are grants available to assist your transition to operating an E-Fleet. Electric Blue is able to support you to apply for these grants.
How it works
Fully managed by our experienced team, we undertake an assessment of your current fleet with the use of telematics. Using this assessment data, we then conduct a trial with an EV and chargers. We will then work with you to build the EV adoption strategy into your fleet.
The assessment is based on either current vehicle data, if available, or is read from ‘plug-and-play’ telematic devices which are installed into the vehicle over an agreed test-period. This will identify which routes and vehicles are suitable for EV replacement.
The assessment allows for the development of your business case to ‘go electric’. Your real-time operational data is extracted and corroborated with EV performance data, giving you a clear comparative overview of, for example, emissions, financial savings and necessary charger requirements.
By tailoring an analysis that is unique to your operations, you are afforded the opportunity to optimise your routes and fleet output: From our experience it typically offers a 10 - 20% saving in operational costs (see sample data below).
Improving Air Quality Through Fleet Electrification
|Fleet section||Annualised fuel savings||Annualised S&M savings (1)||Annual VED savings (2)||Total annual savings|
|e-Fleet assessed (10.96%)||£15,221.52||£719.86||£1,920.00||£17,861.38|
|Full fleet conversion (extrapolated)||£173,144.76||£12,282.59||£21,840.00||£207,267.35|
The next stage is a fully supported trial of EV(s) and associated charging infrastructure.
The objectives are to:
- Test business case assumptions and further refine the model, as required
- Familiarise employees/customers with EVs and charging
- Develop your EV adoption plan
Building on the trial data, Electric Blue will work with you to develop your EV adoption strategy; including vehicle selection, charging infrastructure design, delivery and ongoing project management. The service also provides you with access to the dashboard application for ongoing fleet monitoring and planning.