Introducing New Tools and Services to Inform Your Electrification Strategy

May 19, 2020

A recent report indicated that UK fleet investment in EVs will increase by 50% in the next two years and at Samsara we've already seen broader adoption of EVs for commercial use with our customers. In addition to the well-understood environmental benefits of EVs, the cost saving opportunities are becoming increasingly important, perhaps more now than ever before.

But without the right data, crafting an electrification strategy and getting executive buy-in can be challenging. Today, we’re excited to announce two new resources available to you: our Fleet Electrification Report and EV Consulting services, to help you build the business case and confidence you need to electrify your fleet. 

Read on to learn more about these features and some early success stories from our customers.

Introducing the fleet electrification report 

Our new report provides a consolidated analysis of the light-duty vehicles in your fleet that are the best candidates to be replaced with EVs. 

The report provides transparency into your data, so you can gather the right insights and proof you need to reassure your stakeholders that an electric vehicle can do the job just as efficiently—if not more so—than a traditional vehicle. 

How the Fleet Electrification Report works

To help you gather the necessary data and build an electrification plan, the Fleet Electrification Report compares the vehicles across your fleet and grades them on suitability characterising them by: okay, good, or excellent candidates for electrification. 

Samsara uses 6 major criteria for your light-duty vehicles to determine whether or not a vehicle is a good candidate for electrification: 

  • Vehicle age

  • Avg. fuel efficiency

  • Average daily range

  • Max range

  • Est. Annual fuel savings

  • Est. Annual emissions saved

The mileage and efficiency data pinpoint vehicles with the highest operational costs, making them the best fit for electrification while the daily range and max range data ensures that your vehicles could travel the distance required on a single charge. 

The report also provides estimated annual fuel and emission savings to help visualise the efficiency and cost savings you could unlock by transitioning your most suitable vehicles to EVs.  

Using fleet data to inform your strategy and secure buy-in 

Transparency into fleet data is one of the many reasons customers partner with Samsara. With the data Samsara provides, you can get a complete view into your operations and surface inefficiencies to improve on, as well as identify opportunities to reduce costs.

With 46% of fleets looking for data on fleet suitability to speed up adoption of EVs and 40% of fleets seeking data to drive internal leadership buy-in to electrify, it’s clear that insights on EV suitability is top of mind. 

Now, with just a few clicks, you have the data at your fingertips to build the business case for EVs and generate internal confidence to take the leap. 

 

Taking the leap together 

Supporting customers to make efficiency improvements has always been a priority, and electric vehicles play an enormous role in that unlocked potential. We know that electrification can be a complex decision and our goal with our new EV offerings is to ensure that you have all of the data and support you need to make electrification decisions that will impact both the environment and your bottom line. 

In working closely with our customers, we recognised the power that one-on-one data analysis has. In fact, our survey found that more than one third of fleets are looking for one-on-one consultation and coaching on how to get started with EVs. That’s why we’re excited to partner with our customers with larger fleets to individually assess which vehicles are prime candidates for electrification so they can reduce total cost of ownership and maximise ROI with EVs. 

In crafting our consulting approach, we landed on a four-step ‘DARE’ approach to help break down the electrification process for our customers: 

  • Determine total cost of ownership breakeven point

  • Assess infrastructure and operational readiness

  • Research legislative policies and EV supply

  • Explore internal support and leadership buy-in 

These services proved invaluable to customers like the City of Fort Lauderdale in the US, who benefited from in-depth analyses of their fleet data. “Anytime you can point to the data to tell you what works and doesn’t work, that’s a huge opportunity,” said Nancy Gassman, Assistant Public Works Director, Sustainability for the City of Fort Lauderdale. “When you uncovered that 46% of our fleet could qualify for savings with EV, that has been very powerful.” 

If you’re an existing customer with light passenger or commercial vehicles, you can go to your dashboard to view your Electrification Report and uncover your fleet’s suitability today. Contact your enterprise customer success manager for more information on our EV consulting service. If you’re not yet a Samsara customer, and are interested in trying Samsara for the first time, request a free trial today.

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