Electric Fleet Management

Due to the rising need for commercial electric vehicles, they are gaining greater favour as a choice within vehicle fleets. Managing EV fleets shares many similarities with traditional vehicle monitoring, but it harnesses specific tools to ensure effective surveillance. Discover how RAM Tracking can assist in monitoring your eco-friendly fleet.

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Why should I switch to an electric fleet?

According to GOV UK 2022 findings, domestic transport was responsible for emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020. If we don’t make a shift toward electric vehicles, our planet will be at stake. Not only are there environmental benefits, but an EV fleet can offer:

  • Cost savings: Over time, EVs tend to have lower operating and maintenance costs compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. Electricity is often cheaper than gasoline or diesel.
  • Fuel efficiency: Electric motors are highly efficient, converting a larger portion of the energy from the grid to power at the wheels. This results in better energy utilisation and lower fuel costs.
  • Regulatory compliance: Some cities in the UK are implementing stricter emissions regulations, making EVs a proactive choice for staying compliant and avoiding potential fines or restrictions on traditional vehicles.
  • Long-term viability: As technology advances and charging infrastructure improves, the viability and convenience of EVs will continue to grow, ensuring the long-term relevance of your fleet.
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Keep EV fleet vehicles efficient

An advantage of utilising electric vehicle tracking lies in the capability of the RAM Tracking timeline, allowing you to see instances when a driver has been actively driving, when the ignition is off, or when the vehicle is in an idle state. Idling refers to the ignition being on while the vehicle remains stationary. This situation might arise due to congested traffic, or it could signify an extended pause.

Understanding idle periods holds much significance in the realm of electric fleet management. This importance stems from the fact that recharging an electric vehicle takes significantly more time compared to refuelling a conventional car. Therefore, understanding the reasons behind additional trips taken to recharge EVs becomes crucial, as these instances significantly limit operational efficiency throughout the day.

Effective EV fleet management plays a pivotal role in reducing idle time. It enables you to optimise the use of your electric vehicle's charge, thereby reducing overall charging expenses. The implementation of electric vehicle tracking contributes to substantial cost savings over an extended timeframe.

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Save money with an EV fleet

An electric vehicle (EV) fleet can save you money in many ways:

  • Lower operating costs: Electric vehicles have lower operating costs compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. Electricity is generally cheaper than gasoline or diesel on a per-mile basis, resulting in immediate savings on fuel expenses.
  • Reduced maintenance expenses: EVs have fewer moving parts than internal combustion engine vehicles, which means they have lower maintenance requirements. There's no need for oil changes, and components like brakes often experience less wear due to regenerative braking systems.
  • Energy efficiency: Electric motors are highly efficient in conserving energy, leading to better energy utilisation. This results in less energy waste and, subsequently, lower energy costs.
  • Reduced idle time: Electric fleet management systems can help monitor and minimise idle time, which is particularly important for EVs since recharging takes longer than refuelling. Minimising idle time ensures that your vehicles spend more time on the road, enhancing productivity.
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The benefits of an EV fleet

Switching to an EV fleet presents advantages such as lower operating costs due to decreased fuel and maintenance expenses. This choice also contributes to environmental benefits by reducing emissions and the overall carbon footprint. Maintenance is simplified due to fewer moving parts, resulting in reduced upkeep expenses. As EV technology advances, the long-term viability and relevance of an EV fleet increases.


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