TMC has launched a new app, TMC-e, which automatically tracks drivers’ journeys via GPS to assess whether an electric vehicle (EV) would work for them.
In addition to collating information on the journeys, the TMC-e app asks the driver a series of short questions such as whether they own or rent their home and they have a driveway, to assess whether a home charging point could be installed.
The app also captures information about the user’s current energy supplier to calculate the expected cost per mile should the driver move to an electric vehicle.
The end result is a list of drivers who are compatible with an EV, with the supporting data behind it.
Paul Hollick, TMC’s managing director, said: “The app is light touch for both the company and drivers.
“It is really simple to set up and runs in the background with minimal intervention required from the driver.
“The output shows how compatible each driver is with an electric vehicle to help ramp up the electrification of fleets.”
Drivers can choose when the app records their journeys, explains TMC. They can select certain days/times, or they can set it to track all journeys automatically via GPS.
Users have the option to categorise journeys as business or private. They can also indicate whether they could have easily charged up on route. All information is collated and reported back to both the driver and business.
The driver dashboard on the app provides a real time summary of the journeys and shows the percentage of journeys that could be done on one full electric charge. The driver is also emailed a summary of these stats periodically.
The business can review the output via an online fleet dashboard that provides an overview of the whole fleet and includes all the information on each driver, including the answers to the questions about their living arrangements and electricity costs.
This information enables businesses to assess the feasibility of electric vehicles based on real world information.
Using the drivers’ electric tariff information, TMC can also estimate the expected real-world cost per mile in an electric vehicle and compare this to the average cost per mile of each employee’s current vehicle.
TMC can provide a list of recommended vehicles suitable for each driver based on their profile.
The app is the latest addition to TMC’s TMC-e service that also includes reimbursement solutions for EV drivers, a public charge card and ongoing electric vehicle analysis and consultancy.