identify electrification opportunities

Create a Fleet Inventory List  

When creating a fleet inventory list, fleets should include engine model year, daily and annual vehicle mileage, fuel type, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), and an identifying number (such as vehicle identification number (VIN) or license plate number) for each vehicle.  

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Example Fleet Inventory Sheet - 

 

Understand the Fleet’s Duty Cycle   

The fleet’s duty cycle includes the net miles traveled daily, where the vehicle parks, how long it is parked, and the type and amount of cargo carried. To begin to gather information, fleet managers can conduct a departmental survey to gather information on vehicle operations. Telematics systems can also be helpful in tracking this information. See below for information on telematics systems and how they can be used in a fleet.  

  • National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) – Report on Telematics Systems -  

  • Telematics.Com – The Ultimate Guide for Everything About Fleet Tracking Systems -  

  • Telamatics.com published an 18-part report on the different types of fleet tracking and how it can be used.  

 

Find Available Electric Vehicles   

After researching the fleet’s duty cycle and deciding which vehicles may be candidates for electrification, fleets should begin to research electric vehicles which could meet their operational requirements. The following resources will help fleets identify what EVs are available   

  • Fueleconomy.gov -  

  • Fueleconomy.gov offers tools to see currently available models and compare the fuel and emissions savings of electric vehicles. 

  • Global Drive to Zero-Emission Technology -  

  • Try and Drive Alternative Program - 

  • Fleets interested in electric vehicles can test certain electric vehicle models through DFWCC’s Try and Drive Alternative Program. For additional information and a full list of vehicles available to borrow, go to DFWCC’s Try and Drive Alternative Program.