Councils and other entities considering ways to transition their fleets to electric vehicles can now use a free calculator that its creators say is the first of its kind in Australia.
Charge Together Fleets – created by the Electric Vehicle Council and Evenergi and used by 90 fleets – combines data including the Total Cost of Ownership of electric versus fossil fuel engines, vehicle guides, and ways to collectively procure.
“This is about offering Australian businesses, councils, and organisations real choice,” Evenergi CEO Daniel Hilson said.
“Managers should be able to clearly understand the options they have and proceed from that basis.”
Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari, said while fleet managers wanted to explore their electric vehicle options, managing that shift could be daunting.
“Making the call to transition to an electric fleet currently requires complex, costly, and time-consuming analysis,” he said.
“Charge Together Fleets changes that to a free service, accessible in minutes.”
The program received funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and was supported by entities including the NSW, ACT, and SA Governments; the NRMA; Cities Power Partnership; the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia; and Australasian Fleet Management Association.