Clean transportation has seen robust growth in response to rapidly improving technologies, declining costs, government subsidies and policy mandates. Since 2015, the costs of electric vehicles (EVs) have declined by a third while the range has increased by 40%. The shift to green fleets is underway across all vehicle classes.
While the economics of zero-emission vehicles continue to improve, implementing this transition remains complex. Technology is evolving rapidly, charging infrastructure remains sparse, and standard routes and operations need to evolve. For organizations to successfully transition their fleets, they will need to look at scenarios that visualize the impact of evolving trends in the automotive, energy, infrastructure and battery materials market over the coming decades.
Electric mobility, also known as e-mobility, encompasses the concept of utilizing electric technologies within transportation and communication technologies to drive the electrification of vehicles and fleets. E-mobility includes hybrids, fully electric vehicles, and vehicles powered by sustainable natural gas such as hydrogen fuel cells. E-mobility falls within an organization's sustainability tactics to reduce total carbon emissions and lower operational costs caused by the consumption of fossil fuels.
Global leaders recognize e-mobility as a key lever to meet sustainability goals. The surge in EV sales stems from a combination of policy support, improvements in battery technology and cost and more access to charging infrastructure. Organizations can seize government funds and adopt pragmatic technologies at scale to evade risks and rising costs. However, strategic adoption calls for broad, extensive industry knowledge to maximize return and future-proof assets in a complex mobility ecosystem.
Faced with financial constraints, leaders must assess e-mobility solutions that deliver a high return on investment. But the upfront cost to replace transportation fleets and update systems and infrastructure is significant. To recoup the upfront investment and minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO), organizations must optimize electricity grid management, scheduling, operation, and maintenance requiring robust technology and planning.
While significant, the cost is not the only barrier to fleet electrification. In our experience, fleet operators face three predominant challenges:
Bringing decades of mobility experience, ENGIE Impact has the capabilities, tools and global expertise to fuel your organization’s fleet transformation cost-effectively from start to finish. We deliver custom e-mobility solutions that reconcile the chasm between sustainable operations and fleet reliability.
Fleet electrification can save millions of dollars while substantially reducing fleet emissions when done right. Our experts deliver end-to-end solutions, from initial consultation and planning to testing and implementing fully operational e-mobility systems. Working closely with key stakeholders, we set the stage for timely, high-quality execution and seamless transitions to ensure minimal disruption to current operations.
We engage an ecosystem of leaders in the mobility realm to develop custom fleet electrification strategies for lasting impacts. Utilizing a range of proprietary digital tools, our experts conduct a comprehensive review of unique goals and assets to recommend the optimal selection of vehicles, charging infrastructure and energy supply. Concurrently, we facilitate an economic valuation of the transition — complete with costs, revenues, intangible benefits and risks.
ENGIE Impact’s team provides continuous monitoring and customer support, troubleshooting downtime for charging and energy equipment. We support load management, smart charging services, renewable integration, grid services, bill management, and vehicle-to-grid optimization. Our experts employ a suite of analytical tools to manage, monitor and report energy data to optimize energy management and ensure compliance.
ENGIE Impact offers a least-cost pathway with an optimal mix and scaling of technologies and assets. Our experts deliver a capital expenditure (CAPEX) plan leveraging innovative financing solutions (including federal, state, local, and utility grants, rebates and incentives) to cover costs and accelerate the fleet transition. Financing solutions for charging and energy infrastructure cover equipment ownership, operation and maintenance.
Our seasoned sustainability and green mobility solution architects, bring decades of experience in e-mobility solutions.
As policymakers and organizations invest in a low-carbon economy, they must build strategies that intentionally deliver green jobs, infrastructure and improved health outcomes for the communities that need them the most.
Fleet electrification can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in fuel as well as maintenance costs when done right. As your trusted partner, we’ll design the optimal EV roadmap to reduce costs, build resilience, and deliver long-term value across your entire sustainability portfolio. Our proven expertise in electric mobility, alternative fuels, transport infrastructures, intelligent transportation services and upstream design and planning garners global insights and local engagement strategies to deliver lasting impact.
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