Ever since transportation officially took over as the top contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., companies and municipalities of all sizes have taken the lead on solving the problem by setting and committing to aggressive sustainability goals. While these efforts are commendable and critically needed, they have put added pressure on fleet managers to adopt more green vehicle solutions to help curb this trend.
As a result, fleet electrification has become one of the industry’s most popular initiatives in recent years. Electrified vehicles (EVs) can help fleets reduce fuel costs, lower emissions, and move the needle toward meeting sustainability objectives – but they’re not an ideal fit for every application or environment.
There are more commercial EVs available today than ever before, ranging from battery electric (BEV), to hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) – all of which have their own unique advantages and disadvantages depending on the application.
Having a strong EV plan in place prior to deployment can make the difference between success and failure. It’s important to understand which vehicle types will work best for you, and that depends on a number of factors – including budget, infrastructure, drive cycles, service and maintenance capacity, and more.
XL Fleet recently introduced an EV Checklist whitepaper as a free educational resource to help inform this important decision for fleet managers. The Fleet Electrification Checklist provides a practical, step by step guide to assessing and implementing these vehicles successfully into your fleet. Most importantly, it can help you make your own list of priorities when it comes to greening your fleet, with resources including:
- Recent research on EV adoption rates and projections
- Survey results on the top motivations and concerns among U.S. fleet managers
- Resources for identifying the top available funding incentives in your area
- A seven step, printable EV checklist with the top considerations needed to help ensure success
It’s a must-have resource for any fleet manager who has electrification and sustainability targets on their list for this year, and it’s available now for downloading on the XL Fleet site. Visit https://xlfleet.com/checklist or click below to download this new free tool.