Holman’s Experts Offer Insight on Preparing for the Future of Fleet Electrification
April 18, 2022
As the auto industry continues to advance its sustainability efforts, fleet managers are tasked with preparing their organizations for an electrified future. Deciding how and when to implement electric vehicle (EV) adoption is top of mind for many fleet operators, along with determining where transitions make the most sense.
Holman’s Sara Church and Emily Graham recently spoke with Autosphere on the matter. In the article, both Sara and Emily emphasize the importance of partnering with knowledgeable experts while navigating the complex electrification process. With so many factors to consider, they explain, it’s best to eliminate the guesswork and instead rely on data and the expertise of those who can offer thorough analysis and a clear roadmap for success.
“In order to build a baseline and determine a path forward, look at the operating parameters of your fleet. You need to really understand what your revenue-generating tool does to ensure you don’t transition to an EV model that isn’t a match for the vehicle’s intended role just to electrify the fleet.”
Sharing an overview of Holman’s partnership approach to electrification, Emily notes that the initial focus is placed on understanding an organization’s key business needs and goals. From there, a full analysis can be completed and a holistic strategy can be developed to begin the seamless integration of EVs.
The article also dives into the risks that must be considered when planning for EV integration. For example, assessing whether specialized vehicles such as those fitted with heavy equipment can be replaced just as efficiently as cars or vans. Furthermore, charging infrastructure also has to be taken into consideration, including what it would mean for an organization should any of their vehicles require charging at a driver’s personal residence.
“We recommend a phased approach where you look at a population of vehicles, potentially in multiple geographic regions, and understand how variables like the environment, access to charging infrastructure, funding, and overall utilization of that vehicle impacts its total cost of ownership.”
Preparing for the future of fleet electrification is a complex undertaking, but with the proper tools and information, it’s possible to get ahead of the curve.
To read the full article on fleet electrification, be sure to visit Autosphere.ca.