Fleet's vehicle deployment are changing thanks to electric vehicles. To further help this moevement, the Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers have started a collaborative effort to start and run an online set of resources specifically for plug-in electric vehicles for commercial fleet operators, that include case studies of fleets already using EVs.
Currently, fleet vehicles (both private and public), number at least 16 million vehicles on the road today, and have a strong buying presence in the market. By providing up to date information about the benefits of using electric vehicles, this could significantly help grow this segment of the EV industry. An example of this is such companies as FedEx Express and Pacific Gas & Electric, both are currently involved in case studies to provide information to the FleetAnswers service.
With help from the millions of fleet vehicles switching away from gas will help drastically lower the US dependency on oil according to the Electrification Coalition
Robbie Diamond, President and CEO of the Electrification Coalition feels this project is an “important step toward accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale to dramatically reduce our nation’s dangerous reliance on oil.”
"FleetAnswers has a community of thousands of fleet professionals who can benefit from the electric vehicle expertise and resources provided by the Electrification Coalition and the leading companies that are engaged in this space," said Michelle Chen, Project Manager for FleetAnswers and the use of having a partnership with the Electrification Coalition.
"This partnership will provide interactive content and access to best practices and industry research, all of which will help guide the decision-making process for fleets looking to expand their use of electric vehicles."
Currently, FedEx Express and PG&E are involved in a large case study to provide information to FleetAnswers
Both FedEx Express and PG&E also commented on the case studies they are involved with:
Dennis Beal, FedEx Express Vice President of Global Vehicles said, “We share our knowledge and experience in this case study to help pave the way. As a member of the Electrification Coalition and an organization with more than 45,000 vehicles of various types, FedEx Express believes that the lessons we have learned can help other organizations make informed decisions on how electric vehicles can be a part of fleet mix.”
While Dave Meisel, Director of Fleet Services for PG&E added:
"For PG&E, a critical element of deploying electric vehicles is to demonstrate a positive return on investment. At PG&E, we have worked to capture the value of plug-in electric vehicles across a wide range of activities, which helps to make the economics work today."
To learn more about this project, plus the companies involved, take a look at the press release.
Although this video is more than two years old, FedEx Express has been an excellent ally for EVs: