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Is your organization interested in electrifying its fleets? “Today’s electric vehicle (EV) alternatives are suitable for light-duty, medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD), and off-road applications. Transitioning to an electric fleet can provide numerous advantages.

​Meeting Fleet Objectives and Requirements: Due to their low-emission benefits, EVs assist organizations in achieving environmental objectives, demonstrating community leadership, enhancing public image, and setting themselves apart from competitors.
Lowering Fleet Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
Organizations can significantly diminish fuel, operational, and maintenance expenses by transitioning to EV fleets. Additionally, government tax incentives make the integration of EVs into your organization’s operations more financially feasible. 

​Flexible Charging Options: Charging at fleet facilities allows for overnight and idle time charging. Public direct-current fast-charging (DCFC) stations are increasingly available along major transportation routes, extending the range of EVs for longer trips. 

Performance Advantages: EVs can equal or surpass the performance of conventional vehicles while operating much more quietly. They deliver maximum torque and smooth acceleration, proving particularly beneficial when hauling heavy loads. Some EV models can even power external equipment, such as electric tools, appliances, and lights.



The transportation sector accounts for the largest portion (%29) of GHG emissions in 2021.


Medium to heavy-duty vehicles made up 23% of the transportation sectors GHG emissions in 2021. 


Light-duty vehicles made up 58% of the transportation sectors GHG emissions in 2021. 





Learn about the advantages of electrification and essential EV details, such as different makes and models, relevant technologies, and the network of key industry stakeholders providing support services like charging infrastructure. By thoroughly educating both yourself and your organization on various aspects of EVs, you’ll establish the value proposition for your organization which can lead to leadership buy-in.



Perform a comprehensive assessment of your current fleet to determine whether its suitable for electrification. Identify the optimal starting point for swift implementation and outline key considerations such as chargingrequirements, regulatory obligations, driver training, and strategies for EV procurement. Clearly define your budget, incorporating any available grants or incentives to mitigate costs.



Collaborate with key industry stakeholders, such as your utility company, to ascertain the suitable infrastructure type, ideal placement, and its 
capacity to ensure sufficient charging capabilities. Discuss the timeframe for infrastructure deployment and EV acquisition, while also exploring available resources like grants and incentives to aid in managing the overall transition budget.



Conduct a targeted trial by introducing EVs and associated charging 
infrastructure into a specific segment of your fleet to gain insights, evaluate performance, and comprehend the scalability across your operations. Establish a pilot timeframe and prioritize data collection and field feedback to gain a clear understanding of how your EV strategy could affect operations. 



Strive for greater EV adoption and seamless integration, maximizing EV performance, monitoring progress, and regularly revising your EV strategy. Factors to consider include ensuring you’re taking advantage of the best utility rates, exploring new software or hardware solutions, and evaluating optimal charging management practices.

For more information about transitioning your fleet including selecting fleet EVs and installing charger infrastructure check out the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Electric Vehicles for Fleets webpage. 

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