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New Drax platform to help fleets optimise electric vehicles

A new EV management platform that can help fleets optimise electric vehicles has launched from renewable energy company Drax.

The My Electric Vehicles platform combines real-time information on EVs, charge points and businesses’ energy consumption into an intuitive tool, said to be the first of its kind

The My Electric Vehicles solution combines real-time information on EVs, charge points and businesses’ energy consumption into an intuitive tool, said to be the first of its kind.

Announced as Drax starts a two-week EV Fleet Academy series of online events for fleets from today (11 October 2021), My Electric Vehicles shows how vehicles are performing, flags issues and offers solutions on how to resolve them, reducing vehicle downtime and improving productivity.

The interactive map enables businesses to see which vehicles are charged/not fully charged and which charge points are in use at any given time – and is intended to help more businesses switch to EVs.

Adam Hall, director of energy services at Drax, said: “Decarbonising road transport will play a vital role in enabling the UK to reach its legally binding 2050 net zero target. By bringing together vehicles, charge points and energy usage into one convenient place, My Electric Vehicles enables departments from across businesses to work hand in hand with each other, making fleet electrification – and cutting carbon emissions – easier for everyone.”

The tool has already been trialled by SES Water across its EV fleet since August 2021.

Henrietta Stock, energy and carbon manager at SES Water, said: “We started our electric vehicle journey with Drax in 2019, and by bringing their expertise to the partnership, they’ve really accelerated our progress.

“My Electric Vehicles has enabled us to access live data on vehicle movements and charging station usage all in one place, facilitating our day-to-day fleet management and helping us plan for the future through better understanding of vehicle and charging point utilisation. As we work to deliver our net zero carbon route map by 2030, this digital tool will be vital.”

To launch My Electric Vehicles, Drax is hosting an ‘EV Fleet Academy’ series of webinars for businesses.

The event series will kick off today (11 October) with discussions on a LinkedIn group, followed by a live-streamed panel event hosted by motoring journalist Quentin Willson on 12th October. The programme will also include three further webinars and additional content, covering a range of topics on fleet electrification.

To register for the Drax EV fleet Academy, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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