Arcadis plugs into electric vehicle consultancy
Arcadis and LEVL Telematics, a UK reseller of Geotab, the global fleet management software, have joined forces to help organisations looking to transition their fleets to electric vehicles.
Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution will help businesses to determine how and when they should make the transition to EVs, and in the most efficient way possible.
Through Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution, Arcadis and its clients will work closely with LEVL Telematics and Geotab to analyse data processed from vehicles using the Geotab fleet management system. Data ranging from GPS and vehicle mileages to engine diagnostics and driver behaviour will be combined with Arcadis’ Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment tool to determine which vehicles in a fleet are best suited for EV replacement.
Simon Swan, future mobility director at Arcadis, said: “It is estimated that by 2025, 20% of all cars sold will be electric. This will have a huge impact on reducing air pollution but also, with lower running costs and being cheaper to maintain, helping to generate significant cost savings. Big organisations with big fleets, like the Metropolitan Police and many central government departments, are already making a real transition to electric vehicles and, with increasingly stringent government targets coming into play, we can expect more businesses – including our own – to follow suit.
Drawing on Arcadis’ understanding of the built environment, Fleet Electrification: An Arcadis Solution will also ensure that the right charging infrastructure is in place across all properties within an organisation’s property portfolio. In this way, the offering helps to provide a full bespoke blueprint for fleet electrification – including change management, procurement support, programme and project management, and supply and installation of charging infrastructure.
Arcadis is currently using the Fleet Electrification solution to transition its own fleet of more than 30 business vehicles to electric. Over the last year, Arcadis has explored various ways to update its diesel fleet to more sustainable options, and has recently taken ownership of its first two Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to kickstart the process.