With the growing demand for commercial electric vehicles, they are becoming an increasingly popular option as part of the fleet. EV Fleet management involves a lot of the same features as conventional vehicle tracking but requires specialist equipment to monitor successfully. Learn more about how RAM Tracking can help you track your sustainable fleet.
Electric vehicle fleet tracking can seem hard on the surface, but RAM Tracking can help you to keep a close eye on your electric vehicles. With businesses looking towards using ev fleet solutions within their company we have worked to create a powerful way so you can see them on a live map, just as if you had regular vehicles as part of the fleet, regardless of if you are on the web app or on the mobile app, allowing you to track your fleet from anywhere.
Electric fleet vehicles come at a higher cost than their fuel counterparts, so, having the comfort and reassurance that they can be tracked at any time brings peace of mind and potentially lower insurance premiums. It is important that you look into electric vehicle tracking so you get the right one for you - you need to be receiving all of the correct data that is most important to you and your company.
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A benefit of using electric vehicle tracking is that you can use the RAM Tracking timeline you can see when a driver has been driving, ignition off or idle. Being idle is when the ignition is on but the vehicle is not moving. This could of course be due to heavy traffic but it could also be due to something like an extended break.
Being aware of idle time is incredibly important for electric fleet management because it takes a lot longer to recharge an electric vehicle than it does to refuel a regular car, so understanding why there are additional trips being taken to recharge the electric vehicle is important as it takes a lot of productivity out of your day.
EV fleet management helps to reduce idle time as you can ensure that you are not wasting your electric vehicle's charge and you can reduce overall charging costs. Electric vehicle tracking will help you to save money over a longer period of time.Get a Quote
With electric vehicle fleet tracking, it is incredibly easy to analyse your driver's routes to see where any efficiencies can be made. Typically, our customers save £71 per vehicle, per week, through the use of data from the systems reports. Electric fleet management makes it easy to save this impressive amount every week, which brings an overall saving to you!
By using electric vehicle tracking, you can highlight individual drivers and show each driver how they can improve and optimise their routes by avoiding unnecessary detours. Electric vehicle fleet tracking helps you to make decisions based on real-time positioning to allocate work and increase overall productivity from your mobile employees.
By using electric vehicles within your fleets you can easily go through general congestion zones within the capital without charge.Get a Quote
When your drivers get caught in heavy traffic, or they finish a job earlier or later than they originally expected that they would it is important to give the customer a good heads up of what is happening, or else your driver will end up turning up at a completely different time than the customer was expecting you to.
When your company effectively uses an electric vehicle fleet management system you can simply open up the RAM Tracking app, check their location on the live map and you can give the customer an accurate ETA of how much longer they will be waiting.
Additionally, if a driver, unfortunately, gets stuck in heavy traffic and they won't be able to make the pre-determined time slot that was set, by using electric vehicle tracking, you can go into the RAM Tracking app and you can simply find out if there is another driver that is closer to the customer and you can find out if they would be able to complete the job for them. This keeps jobs running and customers keep a high level of confidence in you.Get a Quote
EV fleet solutions allow you to ensure your drivers are not rapidly speeding or harshly braking, it's important to make sure that when your drivers are out and they are representing the company they are driving appropriately. Additionally, you can use electric vehicle tracking to ensure that when your drivers are out they are not rapidly speeding or harshly braking. We don't want the drivers to be doing this as it causes company vehicles to require maintenance more frequently due to faster wear and tear.
Effective electric fleet management ensures that all of your company vehicles are looked after and are in proper working order for the longest period of time.
Electric vehicle fleet tracking is a fantastic method of making sure your drivers are adhering to the speed limits of the roads that they are on as well as ensuring that, because they know their speed can be looked at, they are likely to adhere to the rules of the road because their manager can see their driving habits at any time.Get a Quote
Electric vehicle tracking allows your business to monitor and extract data based on the location and status of the electric vehicles that are in your fleet in real-time. It utilises GPS and other sensors to give you the vehicle's current location as well as transmit data back to the central server. This can be accessed by authorised personnel through a web-based dashboard or a mobile app.
To ensure you receive the most accurate information from the different type of vehicle, electric vehicle tracking typically utilises additional sensors and monitoring capabilities to account for the unique characteristics of electric vehicles, for example, the battery life and the charging status.
You will find that electric vehicle tracking is becoming a more diverse piece of equipment which is capable of tracking a wider range of electric vehicles than was once possible, you can track your cars, vans and even trucks with electric vehicle tracking!
By tracking your electric vehicles your business will reap the rewards, you will not only notice an increase in the efficiency and productivity across your fleet, but you will also benefit from cost savings on fuel and maintenance. Because you can provide an exact location at any time, you can provide your customers with exact information on where the driver is, providing enhanced customer service. By utilising data in the correct way, you can even hit your company's sustainability targets by minimising unnecessary mileage and reducing the number of times you must recharge your vehicles.
You will immediately realise the various ways that electric vehicle tracking saves your business money. By taking in the data you can optimise your routes and reduce any unnecessary mileage that your drivers may be adding to their day, this will reduce how quickly your vehicle charge drops as well as reducing the number of times that you need to recharge (therefore reducing costs). You can also see any and all inefficiencies or issues with your fleet, this could include something serious like unauthorised use or something costing you money over time such as excessive idling, these alone can lead to cost savings on maintenance and repairs.
You can use electric vehicle tracking to monitor your drivers' behaviour which can help in identifying serious issues such as reckless or unsafe driving. This information can then allow you to coach your drivers so their driving habits will improve to help reduce the risk of accidents as well as damage to company vehicles.
Whilst you will find that electric vehicle tracking is generally very accurate, with an impressive accuracy of around 3-5 metres, however, something important to keep in mind is that the accuracy can be impacted by various factors. If the GPS signal drops too low, the presence of tall buildings or other structures that may interfere with the signal. Do keep in mind though that the information is not just lost, it retains the information and will provide you with it when the signal returns.
As long as it is used for legitimate business purposes, then yes, electric vehicle tracking is legal. As a business owner, if you own your fleet of vehicles, then you are allowed to add electric vehicle tracking to your own vehicles.
Whilst there are some vehicle tracking systems that may be vulnerable to tampering or interference, most modern systems are designed with security in mind as well as ensuring they are tamper-proof. They will also include features to improve their defence against tampering and interference, this may include; tamper alerts, encrypted data transmission, and there is a backup power source in place that ensures that even if the power is cut off, you will still have continuous tracking from the device.
Electric vehicle tracking costs vary all depending on which system you choose and the features that are on offer by that system. You will also find that the cost of your vehicle tracking is lower based on the length of time your contract is for. Some systems require only a one-time purchase or even an installation fee whilst others may not charge for the installation.
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