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Data-led service to help fleets go electric

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A new data-driven solution that can help businesses successfully deploy and manage electric vehicles is now available for fleets from TMC.

TMC’s data-driven TMC-e solution has been designed to give fleets the full picture to take the uncertainty out of going electric

The TMC-e service has been developed to take the uncertainty out of going electric and covers four areas: feasibility (identifying where electric vehicles would work well), ongoing analysis, domestic charging reimbursement and public charging payment and reimbursement.

It’s underpinned by a comprehensive data feed along with ongoing advice and support to provide a holistic service.

Bespoke fleet data is collected by TMC through its online system, app and via telematics feeds to analyse the journey profile of each vehicle to identify where electric vehicles could be deployed effectively. This includes ongoing analysis once electric vehicles are adopted to measure their impact and identify further opportunities to switch from ICE vehicles to electric.

TMC-e also takes care of electric charging reimbursement to ensure a cost-effective and fair solution. This sees TMC take in domestic charging data and overlay this with mileage data to reimburse employees for business mileage, which can either by done through the provision of payroll files from TMC or it can arrange a credit to the driver’s energy bill. Reimbursement can be at AER or actual cost. TMC can also cover the payment of public charging on the electric highway via their charge card solutions. Alternatively, drivers can use TMC’s online system to reclaim public charging costs for business mileage.

Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC, said the company’s real-world data-driven solutions give fleets the full picture to take the uncertainty out of going electric.

“Although there is a lot of desire to go electric, many companies are asking for support on where to start.,” he outlined. “We help identify where EVs will work well and provide ongoing analysis to measure their effectiveness and highlight where else EVs could be deployed.  We also manage the reimbursement of domestic and public charging – giving fleets the confidence and tools to get their electric ambitions underway. Existing TMC customers using mileage capture and fuel services benefit automatically from TMC-e.”

The new service is just one way TMC is working to provide an end-to-end service for EV deployment. Its work with various partners spans from identifying the business’ EV goals to helping with the practicalities such as vehicle purchase/funding, buying/leasing charge points and employee on-boarding and engagement.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.