5 things to think about when switching to an electric vehicle fleet

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Chris Dalrymple

Switching to an electric vehicle fleet or finding an electric vehicle fleet solution can be somewhat complex, you may not even know where to start. In this article I share with you my 5 tips on what to think about when switching to an EV fleet, covering the following; Choose your drivers wisely, consider funding of home chargers for your drivers, don't rely on the AER, quantify and calculate your costs and carbon savings, shout about your success (and failures) to make future rollout easier.

1. Choose your drivers wisely

Pick drivers who are excited about EVs, have predictable vehicle usage and can charge at home where it's cheaper and more convenient.

2. Consider funding home charge points for your drivers

They pay back vs public charging after 5000 miles. Saving around £170 for every 1,000 miles by charging at home, as opposed to charging in public.

3. Don't rely on 5p per mile AER

You'll be short changing the vast majority of drivers.

4. Quantify and calculate your costs and carbon savings

Use this to justify future rollout of electric vehicles. Software partners such as Mina can help get this data for you.

5. Shout about your successes (and failures) to make future rollout easier

Collaboration is so important, we need to learn from and support one another in every way we can.

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