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Drive’s ODO platform helps ABP’s transition to electric vehicles

Drive Software Solutions has helped ABP UK introduce electric vehicles (EVs) to its fleet, supported by Rivervale Leasing.

ABP UK is part of the ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading food processors. It has converted 15% of its UK commercial vehicle fleet to EVs, working with Rivervale and Drive.

ABP is intent on expanding the EV proportion of its fleet across its operations and is likely to review the position throughout 2021.

Vehicle leasing broker Rivervale, which works with some of the UK’s biggest independent leasing companies, including Lex Autolease, Leaseplan UK and Arval UK, has adopted the Drive ODO system in order to facilitate its management of this fleet and its use by Rivervale’s customers.

Vince Pemberton of Rivervale said: “The introduction of EVs to commercial fleets is growing exponentially as managers understand increasingly the benefits of this fuel-type. Critical to this expansion is the ability to manage both the fleet and the individual vehicles.

“Rivervale has partnered with Drive in providing ODO to its customers, such as ABP. We understand that commercial customers require increasing levels of information processing when managing fleets, particularly when these fleets are transitioning to EV. ODO is designed to do just that; providing real-time intelligence so that this transition is seamless.”

Robert Gorby, chief commercial officer at Drive, added: “Our relationship with Rivervale has been instrumental in the recent development of ODO.

“The extent of its fleet and the requirements of its customers play to the functionality of our system.

“Specifically, using ODO, leasing companies and fleet managers can realise fully the benefits of EV transition through the provision of ODO’s data and management information.”

Drive Software Solutions technologies are responsible for the management of 1.5 million vehicles in 55 countries around the world.

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