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Fleets Seem to Understand the Benefits of Hybrids, But Can't Quite Comprehend the Added Benefits of Plug-Ins
As an owner of an electric vehicle, I can attest to the finding that education is a key problem. This has not only limited past growth, but will most likely continue to limit EV growth in the distant future. Not only in the private sector, but in fleets as well.
Here to save the day is AlphaElectric by Alphabet, which aims to not only educate, but to hand hold fleet operators as they look to add electric vehicles to their commercial mix.
The company has used the last year to hold consumer focus groups and special sessions to further understand the roadblocks ahead. The feedback from the Alphabet Fleet Management Report AFMR was clear; owners are perplexed when it comes to the economics and technical abilities of electrics and hybrids and can't quite see how they will benefit.
The studies biggest takeaway has to be that at least 52% of fleet managers perceive cost as the main barrier to reaching green targets in the future.
Kit Wisdom, the Mobility Solutions Manager at Alphabet, argues this:
"For electric vehicles and other low carbon transport methods to achieve mainstream adoption, it is important for both the financial and suitability arguments to stack up. As such, it is important that fleet managers are able to get hold of all of the facts to make informed decisions about if and how electric vehicles will fit into their wider business mobility planning."
We couldn't agree more.
Source: EV Fleet World