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New tool to assess suitability of EVs for fleets

Dubbed CleanPEA (Promoting Electric Alternatives), the new system is based on the short-term use of a small GPS device to record driver usage behaviours. The data is then compared to the range restrictions and running costs of available electric cars to identify the drivers that could run an EV and what potential savings would be available.

Alex Baker, MD of Fleet Innovations, explained: “We have been using GPS devices in cars for some time with the CleanPEA sister product, PEAK Miles, which is used by more than 35000 users for their monthly mileage expenses. The process therefore is simple and proven with the driver placing a small device in their cigarette lighter for a few weeks. Once we have enough data we can run our reports and help an organisation decide what their EV policy should look like going forward.”

Baker added: “In a nutshell we are using real world driving to work out an incredibly accurate whole life cost. This can then be compared to a driver’s current car to see if there is a valid saving.” 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.