Substantial Fuel Cost Savings
While choosing electric vehicles may not be the best option for some businesses, there are many businesses which could see significant benefits and cost savings by changing out their gas or diesel fleet vehicles for electric vehicles. Below are some of the most significant benefits businesses can see from going green with their fleet.
It’s important to note that there are a variety of electric vehicles so the exact fuel cost savings can differ depending on which option a company chooses for their fleet (fully battery powered, or hybrid gas/electric models). Even if a company chooses a hybrid gas/electric model vehicle, the savings in the amount of fuel used will be substantial beginning immediately after incorporating the new vehicles into the fleet. Obviously, if a fully battery powered model is chosen then the fuel costs drop to zero. While the electricity usage costs will go up for a company incorporating electric vehicles into their fleet, there are many other benefits to choosing electric which will help outweigh the increase in electricity costs.
Less Maintenance and Maintenance Costs
Since electric vehicles have fewer moving parts when compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, electric vehicles require less maintenance and thus have lower maintenance costs. In fact, an electric motor only consists of one moving part, the shaft, which is very reliable and requires little or no maintenance. Most other aspects of the car, being electronic devices, consist of no moving parts, so like the shaft require little or no maintenance.
The environmental benefits of choosing electric vehicles are perhaps the most well-known benefits as they are typically the main selling points in the marketing strategy for promoting electric vehicles. There is no doubt that electric vehicles are a better choice for the environment and the environmental benefit can be seen most clearly through improvements in air pollution and air quality. This is an important benefit particularly for decreasing strain on the public health systems, reducing health issues associated with poor air quality, and is essential for companies with commitments to reducing emissions and carbon footprints. Although not the ultimate solution to stop global warming, the switch to electric vehicles does at least help slow down the onset.
A bonus benefit for businesses who choose electric vehicles for their fleets is the increased safety which comes along with the vehicles. While all passenger vehicles are required to go through strenuous safety and crash tests, electric vehicles have a few features which make them even safer for drivers – what business manager or fleet manager doesn’t like the sound of that? Due to the heavy battery packs in electric vehicles, their centre of mass is much lower than a typical gas or diesel powered vehicle, which makes them less likely to roll over in the event of a collision. Also, due to the lower amount, or absence, of fuel in electric vehicles, the vehicles are far less likely to catch fire in the event of a collision in comparison to gas or diesel fueled vehicles.
It’s easy to see that electric vehicles can provide a number of business benefits to those companies which choose to transition their fleet vehicles to electric models. Not only are you saving your business money when you choose electric, you’re also helping the environment and offering safer vehicles for your fleet members. The benefits of choosing electric vehicles also increase when paired with the GPS telematics devices GPS to GO is so proud to stand behind as they unleash a new level of management for your fleet to get the most out of your fleet vehicles whether you currently have gas- or diesel-powered vehicles or electric vehicles. For more information on how GPS to GO can help your fleet realize its full potential, contact us today at 1-877-477-8680 or online at www.gpstogo.com