The Electrification Coalition has released a new online tool that allows vehicle fleet managers to conduct cost and emissions analysis of various pathways to electric vehicle adoption, according to a recent press release.
The Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification — or DRVE Tool — offers fleets a quick, free and easy way to gather customized insights about how to maximize cost and emissions savings.
“Vehicle fleets represent some of the best opportunities we have to accelerate the electrification of transportation and maximize the many benefits electric vehicles offer,” said Ben Prochazka, national director of the Electrification Coalition. “The DRVE Tool is a fast, powerful way for fleet managers to conduct the analysis necessary to make it happen.”
With just a few clicks, the DRVE Tool allows users to easily upload existing fleet data in any of a variety of formats and immediately view a data-rich analysis that includes available models of EVs, emissions reductions and cost savings. The tool produces detailed results customized to the user’s ZIP code and fleet composition, revealing percent savings by EV model, total cost of ownership of EV models under different electricity prices and side-by-side cost comparisons with conventional vehicles in a range of applications.
Users can enter local fuel prices, electricity prices, leasing terms, annual vehicle miles traveled, charging scenarios and other factors to weigh options and scenarios with a high degree of localized specificity. The DRVE tool spans the light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle classes to offer a comprehensive picture of selected scenarios, displayed as interactive charts and graphs. Users can download the results into a customized print-ready report.
“The DRVE Tool is designed to provide a solid starting point for the fleet manager who is looking to procure EVs,” said Matt Stephens-Rich, program manager for the Electrification Coalition. “There are a variety of complex tools out there that provide fleet electrification analysis. But they can require a lot of time or money or both. The DRVE Tool enables fleet managers to gather valuable insights for free in a matter of minutes.”
The DRVE Tool is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to support the electrification efforts of cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge. The tool is also available to the public at no cost. Atlas Public Policy assisted the Electrification Coalition in developing and testing the tool. Users can access the DRVE Tool at https://www.electrificationcoalition.org/drve.
The EC will provide an overview and demonstration of the DRVE tool via webinar at 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 4. Register for the webinar.