Take stock of the mobility requirement across your
- How many vehicles do you have and where are they located?
- What types of vehicles do you require and how are they fueled?
- How are the vehicles used, e.g. how far do they travel in a day?
Identify the best use case for your fleet. The use cases
prioritized in this guide are:
- Company vehicle, used/housed with employee
- Shared company car
- Last-mile delivery
Find the most suitable vehicles for adoption. Attributes of ideal situations to transition to EV:
- Urban operating environments (vehicle emissions are increasingly scrutinized by city authorities)
- Located in markets with high public charger densities (drivers are likely more familiar with EVs where public chargers are common)
- Access to a dedicated private parking location (EV use is much easier for drivers if they have a charger they can rely on)
- High annual utilization, but daily maximum use below 300km to ensure economic viability
Make an inventory of the EV options near you
The table below provides basic information about what to expect when searching for EV options that suit your need.
The Transport Decarbonization Alliance is currently focusing on decarbonizing urban heavy transport and has produced a report that can support countries, cities and companies to decarbonize urban freight. The links below will take you to websites with more specific information about EV availability in your region.
You can also check out Transport & Environment for their Life Cycle Analysis Tool to compare well to wheel greenhouse gas emissions from various geographies across vehicle segments.
Anticipate how your EVs will be charged
The charging solution will vary by the use case. Within the use cases of this guide, there are four components to consider:
- A home charging solution
- A workplace charging solution
- A public charging service
- A charging management platform
Depending on the use case, your company’s EV adoption plan will need to consider investments in home or workplace chargers, and subscriptions to a charger management platform or public charging service.
Management platforms can be used to monitor and manage EV charging to save on electricity costs as well as ensure chargers up-time is maximized.
A subscription to a public charging service may also help make the transition easier for your drivers.
The EV transition requires capital. EVs are generally more expensive than ICE vehicle and most use cases require investing in charger installations.
Much, if not all and more of the upfront capital will be paid off over time from savings in energy and maintenance costs.
Government agencies in many markets offer incentives that reduce the initial CAPEX of transitioning to an EV fleet. Popular incentives include:
The links below will take you to websites with more specific information about incentives in your region.
See the UN Environment Programme for a global EV policy database (link)
Engage internal & external stakeholders
Socialize the idea inside the company
First create a cross-functional team in your organization to identify challenges, considerations and build a robust case and roadmap to transition the company fleet to electric. Then use these outputs to get executive buy-in and mobilize executives to help implement the transition.
Your key internal stakeholders are shown in the figure below.
Engage with external stakeholders
After organizing your team, reach out to relevant external stakeholders.