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Fleet electrification partnership helps businesses transition to an EV fleet

Arcadis, LEVL Telematics and Geotab have joined forces to offer an digital solution to help organisations looking to transition their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs).

‘Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution’ is set to help business determine how and when they should make the transition to EV and in an efficient way. 

Through ‘Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution’, Arcadis and its client will work closely with LEVL Telematics and Geotab to analyse data processed from vehicles using the Geotab fleet management system.

Data including GPS and vehicle mileage, engine diagnostics and driver behaviour will be combined with Arcadis’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Suitability Assessment (EVSA) tool to determine which vehicles in a fleet are best suited for EV replacement.

‘Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution’ will also ensure the right charging infrastructure is in place across all properties within an organisation’s property portfolio.

Simon Swan, future mobility director at Arcadis, said: “It is estimated that by 2025, 20% of all cars sold will be electric. This will have a huge impact on reducing air pollution, but also with lowering running costs and being cheaper to maintain, helping to generate significant savings.

“Big organisations with big fleets, like the Metropolitan Police and many central government departments are already making a real transition to electric vehicles and with increasingly stringent government targets coming into play, we can expect more businesses – including our own – to follow suit.”

Arcadis is currently using the fleet electrification solutions to transition its own fleet of over 20 businesses vehicle to electric.

Over the last year, Arcadis has explored ways to update its diesel fleet to more sustainable options and has recently taken ownership of its first two plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Swan said: “The benefit of our fleet electrification solutions is that it offers a uniquely focussed way of bringing new technology to the decision making and implementation process, whether for a small fleet across five sites or a large fleet over 1,000 sites.

“It means that fleet and estate managers can explore different scenarios and see what the impact will be without having to commit to making any expensive financial decisions.”

‘Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution’ will be available for all LEVL customers in the UK and to all Geotab customers worldwide, soon.

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