Personal electric vehicle (EV) adoption is on the rise and many companies across the U.S. have followed suit by transitioning to EV fleets. Businesses are making the switch to save money on fuel and maintenance costs, lower their carbon emissions, and gain brand equity. Successful electric vehicle fleets require EV fleet management in order to function and operate at optimal levels.
What is an EV fleet?
An EV fleet is a group of electric vehicles owned or leased by the same company or organization. Some companies may only have a few EVs, while others may have hundreds or thousands.
Unlike a fleet of gas-powered vehicles, an EV fleet produces zero emissions, which is beneficial to the company using the EVs and to the environment. At the same time, instead of gasoline, EVs depend on their batteries to run. An EV battery needs to be charged through an EV charging station to have enough power to keep the wheels turning.
What is electric vehicle fleet management?
Electric vehicle fleet management refers to the oversight of the fleet so operations run smoothly, efficiently, on time, and within budget.
The EV fleet management process involves two main components: charging and maintenance. Learn more about EV charging by checking out our “Ultimate Guide to Electrifying a Commercial EV Future” here.
What should EV fleet operators care about?
Like traditional commercial fleet management, EV operators need to track average vehicle speed and where their electric fleet vehicles are on the road in real-time. Unlike traditional fleet management, EV operators have to consider charging data as well. They will need to track company EV charging station health, State of Charge, charging status, vehicle charging session data, and charging behavior of drivers, among other charging-related analytics.
The most important things an EV fleet operator needs to focus on are:
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