#3: Harness the Emerging Power of Electric
Whereas heavy-duty EVs were once a mere pipe dream, they’re increasingly becoming reality. Along with hydrogen trucks, electric fleets, and even electric warehouse fleets, companies are increasingly seeing a growing roster of low- or zero-emissions vehicles.
Of course, electric vehicles come with their own unique set of challenges. Converting to an EV fleet means significant changes in fleet management. For example, charging an electric fleet is significantly more time-intensive than fueling a diesel-powered one. Additionally, many current fleet locations simply don’t have an electrical infrastructure that’s ready for an all-electric fleet.
Additionally, there are still lingering questions about the return on EV investments. Electric options generally cost more up front, with companies hoping to recoup their investment over time via lower operating costs. That equation still hasn’t been fully road-tested, and some are reluctant to be among the first.
Electric aside, there’s already a more sustainable mode of transportation available—one that’s already been tried and tested.