Fleet FAQ

Fleet Electrification: What do you want to know?

Q. Are there EVs that have enough range for fleet applications?

A. Electric vehicles have improved a lot over the last few years, specifically when it comes to their range capabilities. The suitability of EVs will largely depend on your fleet’s application, but there are many options available.

For many light-duty commercial and passenger fleets today’s battery electric vehicles (BEV) will fit the bill. The majority of available BEVs have a rated range of at least 230 miles, meaning they can handle most fleets daily driving needs on a single charge. In our study of over 179,000 North American fleet vehicles, we found that nearly half of them could be replaced with a fully range-capable battery electric vehicle.

In the medium- and heavy-duty sectors it is more nuanced, as some vehicle classes are farther along than others. Electric buses, as well as regional haul and yard trucks, are well on their way, while other industries are just beginning.

One important thing to consider is that an EV’s usable range can be affected by several factors including temperature, payload and speed. To learn more about how temperature affects specific EV makes and models check out our Temperature Tool for EV Range.

If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to us.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Eric Mallia

Vice President, Sustainability Solutions at Geotab

Eric Mallia, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions at Geotab, is an authority on transportation electrification and sustainable fleets. He has been a published author featured in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments, Municipal World Magazine, Fleet Maintenance Magazine, and the National Post. He obtained a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Eric Mallia, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions at Geotab, is an authority on transportation electrification and sustainable fleets. He has been a published author featured in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessments, Municipal World Magazine, Fleet Maintenance Magazine, and the National Post. He obtained a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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