The steps to electrifying a professional fleet are getting more complex and costly, and include massive operational challenges.
The only way to meet your fleet goals is to plan ahead and maintain your level of service as you phase in electric vehicles.
The best way to start is to simulate electrification by performing “experiments” before buying a single new EV or installing a charger. Careful, data-driven planning can save fleets from incurring the double penalty of fixing expensive mistakes after the fact.
Questions that need "fact-finder" answers include:
- What is the optimal mix of vehicle types?
- What is the most suitable charging strategy for the fleet?
- How will electrification affect the fleet’s carbon footprint?
- How to de-risk the switch to EVs effectively?
Autofleet recently used a fleet planning simulator to run the numbers on a fictitious technician fleet of 300 ICE vehicles spread across 10 U.S. cities with up to 600 home-service calls a day. This case revealed that the same demand could be met with 20% fewer vehicles.
See the detailed steps on how this realistic test fleet yielded insightful results, in this informed analysis on Automotive Fleet.