The EV Suitability Assessment tool provides data-driven EV recommendations to help with the transition to electric vehicles. - Photo: Geotab

The EV Suitability Assessment tool provides data-driven EV recommendations to help with the transition to electric vehicles. 

Photo: Geotab

Geotab and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment (EVSA) tool is now available to federal agencies.

The EVSA tool aims to save fleet managers time and resources by pinpointing which federal fleet vehicles can be replaced by an equivalent electric vehicle (EV), based on function and range requirements. The tool is part of the telematics blanket purchase agreement GSA has with Geotab.

The EVSA tool aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle climate change and the President’s Federal Sustainability Plan to move the federal fleet to zero-emission vehicles, which includes acquiring only light-duty zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) by 2027 and medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs by 2035.

The tool aims to help fleet managers with decision-making processes as they move to ZEVs. The EVSA tool analyzes an agency’s fleet telematics data based on individual vehicle driving patterns. Using real-world ZEVs from GSA, the tool shows agencies realistic options for electrifying their fleets based on range and cost-of-ownership analysis. The tool gets these data via predictive analytics from the telematics provider.

“Working with our current telematics provider, Geotab, we are excited to build a more sustainable future for the federal fleet across the country,” said GSA Travel, Transportation, and Logistics Assistant Commissioner Crystal Philcox. “We look forward to working with our federal partners to use this tool to move to zero-emission vehicles that meet mission needs.”

GSA is the agency responsible for establishing governmentwide vehicle contracts and leasing half of the non-postal federal fleet, while the other half is owned and ordered from GSA. GSA works to help other agencies deploy and adopt climate-ready vehicles. 

“We recognize that quality data used to make correct decisions is critical to accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable, low carbon future, and we are proud to partner with the GSA to bring our EVSA solution to federal fleets,” said Neil Cawse, chief executive officer of Geotab. “This tool offers fleet managers suitable electric alternatives based on real fleet data, saving agencies time and resources as they make the transition towards an electric future.”

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