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New Alphabet E-Valuation tool pinpoints where EVs will benefit fleets

Dubbed “E-Valuation”, the tool was originally launched last year as part of the firm’s AlphaElectric proposition to analyse a whole fleet in detail with potential for route and vehicle optimisation. However, now a new “light” version is available and can analyse smaller, specific parts of a fleet using data from route planning and optimisation specialist, Route Monkey.

Each customer receives a bespoke analysis and recommendations based on actual mileages, emissions, fuel prices and whole-life costs of selected current vehicles on their fleet.

Several fleets are already using the “E-Valuation light” tool, including public services provider, Amey Group. Under the analysis of 15 vans and nine cars for Amey, the tool revealed that six vans and five cars could be replaced cost-effectively with plug-in vehicles. Among the vans, replacing the four most suitable vehicles with EVs would reduce whole-life costs by an average of £3,090 each.

Amey fleet manager, Matt Dillon said: ‘We were highly impressed by the information from the 'E-Valuation' tool. The systematic process gave us the evidence we need to make informed decisions on plug-in vehicles.’

Jon Burdekin, head of consultancy services at Alphabet, said: ‘Many fleets want to prepare for plug-in mobility but aren't sure where to begin. Our ‘E-Valuation’ tool gives them the right answers in one simple process. It gives an all-round review of suitability and guides them towards the right plug-in choices.’ 

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