Alphabet has launched a new tool for fleets thinking of adopting electric vehicles.
Alphabet launched its E Valuation tool last year as part of AlphaElectric, and has now developed a ‘lighter’ version in conjunction with route planning and optimisation specialist, Route Monkey. The lighter version of E Valuation is intended to analyse smaller, specific parts of a fleet.
It provides a simple analysis of a fleet’s existing vehicles and highlights where EVs could replace existing cars and vans cost-effectively.
Each customer receives a bespoke analysis and recommendations based on actual mileages, emissions, fuel prices and Whole Life Costs of selected current vehicles on their fleet.
Several fleets are already using the E Valuation light tool, including public services provider, Amey Group.
When Alphabet analysed 15 vans and nine cars for Amey, E Valuation revealed that six vans and five cars could be replaced cost-effectively with plug-in vehicles.
Among the vans, replacing the four most suitable vehicles with EVs would reduce Whole Life Costs by an average of £3,090 each.
Amey fleet manager Matt Dillon, said: "We were highly impressed by the information from the 'E-Valuation' tool. The systematic process gave us the evidence we need to make informed decisions on plug-in vehicles."
Jon Burdekin, head of consultancy services at Alphabet, said: "Many fleets want to prepare for plug-in mobility but aren't sure where to begin. Our ‘E-Valuation’ tool gives them the right answers in one simple process. It gives an all-round review of suitability and guides them towards the right plug-in choices."
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