The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has launched the Local Government Resource Pack.
The Local Government Resource Pack is to encourage local governments to learn from each other to futureproof their communities and reduce carbon emissions and includes case studies on:
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One thing we at Smartrak have done when working with customer investigating the transition to EVs and low emissions vehicles is used their GPS data across their fleet vehicles to analyse the actual use of each vehicle on a daily average basis. This gives a solid basis to understanding what portion of the fleet is used primarily for shorter trips that may be more suited to EVs.
For longer journeys we've seen customers such as Meridian Energy (we've got a case study about their EV adoption on our website) map out recharge locations along key regular routes, and using them to allow planning of longer trips. An added bonus they mentioned for that is it creates mandatory rest breaks on trips that are usually multiple hours long.
As Robert links, public charging infrastructure is key to expanding the areas that you're able to service using EVs. But with a bit of data analysis you may be surprised how many journeys can already be serviced by EVs.
Other considerations you'll want to look at include:
- Charging EVs at private residences - how do you calculate costs and reimburse staff?
- Management of vehicles to ensure a journey's distance doesn't go beyond the available charge in a booked vehicle
- Setting up infrastructure within vehicle parking locations to ensure they are able to be charged
- Processes for ensuring each vehicle gets charged - but also with the consideration of charging vehicles next booked that require that charge
Matthew PerkinsMarketing Comms ManagerSmartrak
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