Fleet FAQ

Fleet Electrification: What do you want to know?

Q. I have a few EVs in my fleet, how do I know if they perform better than my ICE vehicles?

A. For every metric you would use to measure the performance of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in your fleet there will be an equivalent one for EVs.

One of the key metrics to compare is fuel vs. energy efficiency. To determine fuel efficiency, you would traditionally compare driving distance to the amount of fuel used to create a miles per gallon (MPG) metric. For EVs, you would compare driving distance to the amount of electricity used. This can be measured in watt-hours per mile (Wh/mile). To simplify the comparison, your telematics platform can convert into MPGe or miles per gallon equivalent.

The simplest way to compare the EVs to the ICE vehicles in your fleet is to manage them both in a single platform. This way you know that the data is based on the same definitions, and you can run a consolidated report for all the vehicles in your fleet. This allows you to directly measure their fuel consumption and operating costs.

To make sure you have the ability to get all the data you need check out our Telematics RFP checklist.

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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