The Business of Charging | October 22, 2018
Fleet Managers Have Seen the Future—and It’s Electric
Fleets are at the forefront of the switch to e-mobility because EV-savvy fleet managers are more plugged into their operations than just about anyone else. I obsess over details and one thing I’ve learned working with fleet managers as the head of strategic accounts at ChargePoint is that you probably do too. You’re well-versed in route efficiencies and you know the cost per mile (CPM) down to the penny of every single vehicle in your fleet. For instance, how long does it take Jennifer to get through a particular intersection at 10:42 a.m. on a Tuesday? Her fleet manager can tell you. What’s the best shortcut for Andre to take at 4:07 P.M. on a Wednesday in June to fuel up? Too easy. Experienced fleet managers can also see how much better EVs stack up compared to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. Consider:
- In the U.S., light-duty EVs are less expensive to fuel and maintain than ICE vehicles. To discover how much less, download the eBook.
- Businesses in the UK could save even more. How much? Download the eBook to find out.
Networked EV charging solutions provide unsurpassed predictability, reliability and visibility into operations (what’s my up-to-the-minute CPM?) than standalone stations. They’re also more secure and, with ChargePoint, you’re guaranteed 98% uptime (with a goal of 100%). Thanks to the cost savings and insights into operations, a smart solution is really the only viable option for the long haul.
“Networked EV charging solutions provide unsurpassed predictability, reliability and visibility into operations than standalone stations.”
It’s not only that EVs are more cost effective than ICE vehicles, the EV-adopting fleet managers among you may also be a little more clairvoyant than the rest of us. They know the world is changing. In Germany, the cities of Stuttgart and Düsseldorf have already banned diesel vehicles that don’t meet certain emission standards. In November, Madrid will begin restricting all non-resident vehicles except zero-emission delivery vehicles (ZEVs), taxis and buses from “driving anywhere in the city center.” And, consider what else is happening in the transportation ecosystem. In the eBook you’ll discover:
- Why Paris and London plan to ban diesel vehicles from their cities entirely by 2040 and why fleet managers are leading the charge to EVs
- What percentage of Los Angeles’ 2,300 bus fleet the city plans to convert to ZEVs by 2030
- Which U.S. city will replace more than 5,000 public buses with ZEVs by 2040
From availability and predictability to cost-savings, EVs beat ICE vehicles by nearly every measure. To gain some extra know-how of your own, we have a good place to start.