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Alphabet launches EV deployment tool

The Electrification Potential Analysis (EPA) tool has been launched as part of the firm’s AlphaElectric EV consulting approach and has already been piloted by Deloitte Italy and Interserve UK.

The EPA solution uses real-life client data supplied by removable loggers that are temporarily fitted to vehicles to record data such as speed, distance travelled, acceleration behaviour and parking. The information gathered reveals the total fleet energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and can be used as the basis for an eMobility proposal by Alphabet.

Implemented at Deloitte Italy, the tool showed that 30% of the accounting firm’s 800 company cars could be replaced by EVs. It also highlighted the potential for EVs to be integrated into a corporate car sharing scheme such as Alphabet’s AlphaCity one. As a result, Deloitte is planning to add a number of BMW i3 models to its fleet, incorporating AlphaCity technology, which will be rolled out at the company's Milan site.

The same tool has also shown the potential to implement EVs for service and construction company Interserve. By replacing up to fleet vehicles with EVs, the company can reduce its fleet costs by up to 15.5% and cut fleet emissions by up to 27.8% per month.

“Our objective is to bring comprehensive, forward-thinking eMobility to our clients in a way that’s in line with their targets, be it reducing CO2 emissions or decreasing total cost of mobility,” said Carsten Kwirandt, head of marketing and business development at Alphabet International. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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