Electrification Coalition Releases Fleet Roadmap

Established about a year ago, the Electrification Coalition released today its first major set of guidelines for the brave new electric world which lurks just around the corner. Called Fleet Electrification Roadmap, the document is intended as a guide for all those planning to transform their fleets.

The Roadmap has been created with the help of GE Capital Fleet Services (as a side note, General Electric has become the first major fleet customer for the Chevrolet Volt, after announcing it will purchase no less than 12,500 GM-made EVs and PHEVs).

It comprises analysis of the benefits and challenges of electric vehicle deployment. The goal is to provide fleet operators and regulators the tools they need to convert, in the years to come, the 16-million commercial, corporate and government vehicles which make up the US fleet.

The study, available at the following link, evaluates the cost of ownership, lifecycle costs, infrastructure logistics, charging behavior, maintenance and repairs, electricity costs, emerging business models, case studies, and policy recommendations.

“We are committed to leading the way in helping our industry understand the impact that electric vehicles will have on business, on the environment, and on energy independence,” said Debora Frodl, GE Capital chief strategy officer.

“Our partnership with the Electrification Coalition on this important white paper will help move the discussion about electric vehicles from anticipation to action.”

The Electrification Coalition is made up of the companies which are poised to shape the future of the automotive world, including AeroVironment, FedEx, Coulomb, Nissan or A123 Systems.
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