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Q. We’d like to add some electric vehicles to the fleet—we had a pre-COVID mandate to go 100% EV in five years—however, with gasoline prices falling and the near-term economic uncertainties—are electric vehicles still a relevant option for fleets?

A. The short answer is—yes!

EVs present fleets with a number of long-term benefits, including:

  • The ability to significantly cut maintenance costs.
  • Longer lasting batteries, thus less reliance on fossil fuels.
  • A growing used EV market, which means increased residual value.

So, on balance, EVs have unique benefits related to maintenance and fueling, along with improved options for resale.

In addition, this may be a good time for fleet operators to plan for charging infrastructure to accommodate future EV procurement, which will help simplify the integration of the vehicles into your fleet.

And. best of all. there may be stimulus packages that could be used to purchase EVs without breaking your budget.

To determine your future EV game plan, it is worthwhile to complete a Geotab Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment. With this assessment, you can determine which internal combustion vehicles are ideal candidates to be replaced with an EV and/or which EV option will be the best fit and save you the most money.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Sherry Calkins

Associate Vice President, Strategic Partners

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

Sherry Calkins has been involved in the Fleet and Automotive industry for the last 21 years, working both nationally and globally. The first 10 years of her career began as a Fleet Administrator working in both government and corporate fleets, overseeing the entire fleet operations, ranging from acquisition, leasing, remarketing, maintenance facility's, fueling, alternative fuels, safety, and partnering with various vendors. Over the last 11 years, her career has been in SaaS based solutions offering software and data for fleets, OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers. Sherry has been involved in various Fleet committees and advisory boards, offering a range of knowledge and insight, training and speaking at national conferences. Her passion for the fleet industry is endless, along with her desire is to bring her energy, knowledge and experience to the industry and continue advancing corporate fleets worldwide. Sherry is currently an AFLA Board member and is the Vice-Chair for Fuels & Technology Committee with NAFA, and serves on the Board of Directors for GAVDA.

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