Fleet FAQ

Fleet Electrification: What do you want to know?

Q. What do I need to share with my drivers about operating EVs in my fleet?

A. There are some slight differences when operating EVs that drivers should be aware of. Some of these will just take getting used to, such as the increased torque, regenerative braking and the overall handling of the vehicle.

There are a few other areas that may require some extra training or monitoring. For example, drivers of both EVs and ICE vehicles should be aware of how good driving practices can improve fuel efficiency or range. However, EVs temperature will also play a role as heating the cabin uses electricity which would otherwise be used for propulsion.

Depending on your setup, your driver may play an important role in charging the EV. They may simply have to remember to plug in the EV at the end of their shift, or you may rely on them to top up while on the road. In the case of the latter, help educate your drivers on the types and locations of charging stations that they should use, as well as how long it will take to charge. In order to optimize your operations you may want to consider creating custom notifications that alert your drivers to certain situations, like “EV is leaving a zone with a low charge.” If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to us.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Eric Mallia

Vice President, Sustainability Solutions at Geotab

Eric Mallia, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions at Geotab, is an authority on transportation electrification and sustainable fleets. He has been a published author featured in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments, Municipal World Magazine, Fleet Maintenance Magazine, and the National Post. He obtained a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eric Mallia, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions at Geotab, is an authority on transportation electrification and sustainable fleets. He has been a published author featured in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments, Municipal World Magazine, Fleet Maintenance Magazine, and the National Post. He obtained a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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