As we reflect on the previous two blogs for WEBFLEET Wednesday, Job Despatch & Connected Systems, today we look at how electric vehicles will play a part in making us a greener society.
We are about to begin COP26 in my home city of Glasgow. The world is hopeful of an agreement to move away from fossil fuels and towards more eco-friendly energy sources. What part can electric vehicles play in this transition and what does this mean for your plans?
How should you plan for the way that electric vehicles will help you run a more competitive fleet of vehicles? Especially when you will be unable to buy a new car or van with an internal combustion engine from 2030.
Regulation is playing a significant part in driving this change. The European Union has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030. Many major cities have made serious commitments already notably:
Authorities are now placing similar restrictions on OEMs as they are on drivers and business for CO2 emissions. EU regulation heavily penalises OEMs whose average carbon dioxide emissions from the cars and vans they sell rises above 95g per kilometre. These penalties came into effect in 2020 and are expected to become even stricter in the coming years.
EV Charging Stations on the map Navigate to charge points.
WEBFLEET provides detailed information on charging stations such as opening hours, supported connectors and their availability for EVs directly from the map. Make sure your vehicles arrive at the correct charge points.
Remaining Driving Distance
Find the nearest vehicle to a location on WEBFLEET by seeing the remaining charge each vehicle has as well as the distance/range it can travel. This will allow you to select the correct vehicle for each job or delivery.
Energy Consumption Reporting
WEBFLEET helps you identify potentials for a greener fleet. With the new Fleet electrification planning report you can identify which of you vehicles can potentially be replaced by electric vehicles. The main criteria for recommendations to replace individual vehicles with EV’s is based on the expected maximum daily distance. Vehicles that are driving a mileage below this threshold, which you can freely select, are suggested to be replaced in the Fleet electrification planning report. But you can also refine your criteria by including standstill times and the types of roads your vehicles are taking.
This report allows you to see battery levels at the start and end of charging as well as visibility of how long the vehicle has been charging for. Vehicles are often left to charge for longer than is actually required.
The next steps? Click below to book a short meeting for an initial discussion on what might be available to your fleet!