Bridgestone’s Webfleet has entered into a partnership with e-fleet firm VEV to accelerate commercial electric vehicle adoption.
As well as initial site electrification, charge point infrastructure installation and electric vehicle sourcing and financing, VEV also supports ongoing EV fleet operations.
“Webfleet is a critical component of the electrification journey, from initial planning to in-service operational optimisation,” explained Mike Nakrani, chief executive of VEV.
“The data is vital for VEV to optimise the design of the EV transition to avoid costly over-specification of vehicles, chargers and depot energy infrastructure.
“When used in-service, telematics helps fleet managers understand vehicle, driver and energy patterns to bring data-driven intelligence and ensure the most cost-effective use of energy back at the depot.”
Taco van der Leij, Webfleet Europe VP, added: “Our globally trusted fleet management solution, Webfleet, is helping businesses worldwide to achieve their sustainability ambitions, but we recognise that the solutions needed by fleets to successfully transition to zero emission vehicles come from collaboration.
“A spirit of teamwork is a prerequisite to a net zero future.
“This partnership demonstrates how much the role of the fleet manager is changing,” van der Leij added.
“In addition to managing vehicle operations, EV fleet managers must be able to optimise energy consumption to minimise downtime, cut charge times and optimise battery health as a critical asset.”