If you are looking at more than five vehicles for your organisation, it becomes really important to consider what your needs and use-cases are. For example, if you get five vehicles of a single type, you can standardise processes, charging, manuals, and capability, enabling staff to not worry about choosing the car, and getting on with their work. You may also need less chargers based on the amount of driving taking place. If you have a diverse set of needs, you will need different vehicles to suit a specific role and capability., and you may also need to include hybrid or petrol/diesel vehicles to fill in the gap.
The good news is, fleet management between EVs and your current fleet is not too different - here are some of the differences you do need to think about though.
Our general recommendations:
Ensure the entire EV fleet has standardised CCS charging. DO NOT consider vehicles with a CHAdeMO port.
Provide a 2:3 ratio of chargers to EVs to ensure you have drive-off capability on-site.
If the use-case allows, having a standardised fleet makes things a lot easier when it comes to reporting and operational processes.
Look at leasing or renting EVs for a trial.
We can help you leverage the EECA fund for special use-cases.