Businesses should “pick the lower hanging fruit first” when it comes to adoption of electric vehicles, FleetCheck is urging.
The fleet management software company says that easy wins are important when it comes to starting the process of electrification.
Peter Golding, managing director, said, “Fleets that are hanging back from starting to acquire EVs are quite often reticent because there are problems surrounding particular drivers and their vehicles, such as issues with vans being charged by drivers overnight. In some cases, this seems to bring about an inertia around the whole subject.
“It’s very much a case of where there is an opportunity for easy change, make that change. You are going to have to electrify your fleet and do so within a relatively short window, so do the easy work first in order to create momentum.
“In terms of ballpark figures, it is probable on many fleets that switching the final 20% of the fleet to electric power could be as difficult as the first 80% but that should not prevent you from getting the process underway. It’s very much a case of, for the moment, not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.”