Implement a telematics solution that captures data off EVs. - Photo: Getty Images

Implement a telematics solution that captures data off EVs.

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Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) for your business operation begins with a few key steps: 

  • Understanding what your needs are.
  • Assessing your fleet operations and total cost of ownership (TCO). 
  • Deciding which electric vehicles (EVs) to buy. 
  • Making sure you have the right on-site energy solutions. 

However, it doesn't end there. You also should add a suite of software applications made to optimize your use of EVs. These tools can help you manage charge points, energy use and deal with commercial aspects of on-site charging. A few software ideas to consider include:

Implement a Telematics Solution That Captures Data off EVs

Having a telematics solution that can read vehicle data off of EVs will help you understand your fleet's overall efficiency and productivity. Adding a fleet Management software can help monitor the charging activity of the charge points and vehicles. It can also monitor the cost of charging per car and per employee, show which vehicles have the most or least battery charge, and track maintenance needs. These capabilities will give you peace of mind while keeping up with best maintenance practices.

Route Management Software

Route management software often comes with telematics. It gives insight into the best routes to take based on where charging stations are available, the battery charge itself, and more. You will never run out of battery life with this as your guide.

You are leaving money on the table by not managing your EV consumption, charging times, or driver behavior. Implementing software programs will help ensure fleet electrification is top-of-the-line for your company. Deciding on the best software to use for your EVs can offer peace of mind in optimization. Following the steps above will effectively electrify your fleet to meet government emissions mandates, reduce operational costs, and embrace greater corporate social responsibility.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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