Drax has launched My Electric Vehicles, a fleet management platform for businesses, supporting their efforts to decarbonise and accelerate electric vehicle (EV) uptake.
The tool aims to provide businesses with the vital real-time data to effectively manage their EV fleet by combining data on their vehicles, charge points and energy consumption in one platform.
My Electric Vehicles shows how vehicles are performing, flags issues and offers solutions on how to resolve them, reducing vehicle downtime and improving productivity, says Drax.
Through an interactive map, businesses can see their full EV fleet, and charge points across the country in real-time.
Adam Hall (pictured), director of energy services at Drax, said: “Decarbonising road transport will play a vital role in enabling the UK to reach its legally binding 2050 net zero target.
“By bringing together vehicles, charge points and energy usage into one convenient place, My Electric Vehicles enables departments from across businesses to work hand in hand with each other, making fleet electrification – and cutting carbon emissions - easier for everyone.”
Since August 2021, Drax has been working with SES Water, providers of clean water to parts of Kent, Surrey, and South London, to trial My Electric Vehicles across their EV fleet.
Henrietta Stock, energy and carbon manager at SES Water, said: “We started our electric vehicle journey with Drax in 2019, and by bringing their expertise to the partnership, they’ve really accelerated our progress.
“My Electric Vehicles has enabled us to access live data on vehicle movements and charging station usage all in one place, facilitating our day-to-day fleet management and helping us plan for the future through better understanding of vehicle and charging point utilisation. As we work to deliver our net zero carbon route map by 2030, this digital tool will be vital.”
Drax is one of the largest suppliers of renewable electricity to UK businesses, supplying 100% renewable electricity as standard to more than 370,000 sites through Drax and Opus Energy. It offers a range of energy-related services including energy optimisation, as well as EV strategy and management.