There’s no doubt that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a big problem in the modern world. They have been linked to a general reduction in air quality and climate change.
Transportation is one of the biggest culprits. Approximately 30 to 40 % of all greenhouse gas emissions in large cities are caused by combustion engine vehicles.
30 to 40 % of all greenhouse gas emissions in large cities are caused by combustion engine vehicles
That’s why science advisors and governments around the world are pushing for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). …
Logistics is getting more and more complex
Globalization, international trade agreements, just-in-time production, same-day-delivery…
It all adds up to a headache for logistics companies. To cope, some companies have given up on concepts like same-day delivery. On the other hand, to stay competitive, others are moving towards 30-Minute Delivery.
Gartner says that rapidly evolving customer expectations, as well as new technologies, are the main reasons why business leaders are outsourcing more and more logistic activities to third-party companies.
2021 is going to be a big year for the electrification of transportation.
Already, there has been plenty of positive news in the media.
For example, GTT, a transport operator in Turin, announced a deal with BYD, a Chinese bus manufacturer, to deliver 50 new electric buses to Italy.
This is just one small example of how cities and transport organizations are looking to electrify their fleet.
Another example is Amsterdam airport, where they have begun to operate 100 electric buses, offering clean rides for passengers from the terminal to their airplanes.
Of course, all this is great news for…
The massive growth of foreign trading and globalization has created a rapid expansion of the logistics market in recent years. It is now at an all-time high.
Virtually every country and state in the world has an import and export market, with the shipping of goods between continents more commonplace than ever.
Additionally, domestic deliveries have increased through internet e-commerce, with people expecting food and goods delivered quickly and efficiently. 1 to 2 days has become the expected delivery time, but many logistic services struggle to keep up with this demand. …
Let’s face facts.
Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are going out of fashion. The reason?
Automobiles are responsible for huge amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In the USA, approximately 30% of GHG emissions are caused by ICE vehicles. The problem is that the US economy relies on trucking. Alternative transportation methods such as trains are not feasible due to their size and infrastructure requirements.
It’s no surprise to learn that trucks are the main contributors to global GHG emissions. But is there a way to change this picture?
Yes. Things are changing.
Between 2020 and 2030, market forecasters predict…
The world of electric fleet management is a diverse one.
Fleet managers that oversee partial or entire fleets of electric vehicles face different sets of challenges depending on the operation of their fleet, routes, and maintenance requirements.
For instance, many fleet managers need to keep track of driving mileage (or kilometers) and schedule drivers on the right vehicles at the start of a shift. For a fleet of any size, this can quickly become a nightmare to manage.
The challenges faced by electric fleet managers can appear to be entirely disconnected. A diverse marketplace has grown that offers solutions to…
Let’s face it — for many people, when it comes to charging electric vehicles, there is a whole lot of confusion.
When it comes to installing electric vehicle charging equipment, there are many things to plan and consider. For instance, you’ll need charge points, branch circuits, circuit breakers, and more.
Then there’s the issue of responsibility. Who is actually in charge of electrical systems? Who is testing the hardware and setting standards for “behind-the-meter” installations?
The good news is — it doesn’t need to be confusing.
This article will help you cut through the information overload out there and answer…
Do you know the number one challenge for electric fleet managers?
(Hint: It’s not battery range!)
Most people think that the battery range is the biggest issue. In actual fact, the biggest problem is how to manage a large number of electric vehicles (EVs) at one location.
It makes sense when you think about it.
The charging demands of a large electric fleet put a lot of strain on the electricity supply and require good infrastructure and innovative charging solutions.
McKinsey estimates that fleet EVs can have a total cost of ownership that is 15 to 25 percent less than…
If you think that EV charging is just about connecting a cable from a mains source to a vehicle — you’re wrong!
There’s much more to it. And just as EV technology advances, so does charging technology.
Companies are getting creative to improve the EV charging experience for drivers. This is due to the fact that many early adopters of EVs have been frustrated by a large number of apps, slow registration processes, and the number of errors that occur during charging.
But those days are finally behind us. Why?
Because networked chargers are now connected to central cloud systems…
There are three major challenges facing fleet operation managers.
It comes as no surprise then that 90% of fleet managers see electric vehicles as the future of commercial fleets.
But how will this impact the fleet depots?
Some worry that it may cause chaos if the transition isn’t handled well.