90% of fleet managers believe EVs are the inevitable future of commercial fleets
More than half (53%) of all respondents would use cost savings from EVs (electric vehicles) to increase driver wages, according to the survey.
When asked what would encourage an organization to purchase EVs, 44% of fleet managers said reducing fuel spend, 44% said reducing maintenance cost, and 37% reducing environmental footprint.
The survey, conducted in late March by Wakefield Research, went out to 300 fleet managers in the U.S. across all sizes and industries.
In the survey, 90% of fleet managers believe electric vehicles are the inevitable future of commercial fleets. Regarding the timeline, 32% responded that they believe fleets will be one-quarter electric within five years, while 50% believe in 10 years.
According to respondents, switching to electric vehicles requires these needs to be met:
- Data analysis on fleet suitability for EVs
- Identifying suitable charging station network providers and chargers
- Custom materials to drive internal leadership support for EVs
- EV model recommendations based on fleet management data
- One on one consultation/coaching on how to get started with EVs
In other findings, 94% of fleet managers say that COVID-19 will impact their operations more than any single event in the past decade. However, fleet managers of EVs seem more optimistic about weathering the storm: 96% of respondents with EVs in their fleets feel prepared to weather a recession, while 72% of non-EV owners feel prepared.
Green Fleet Magazine
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