Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions and TMC collab to help fleets switch to EVs
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions is tying up with TMC on a range of new services to help fleets cut costs and emissions, including switching to electric vehicles.
The new solutions are aimed across the HCVS customer base, from company car and van drivers to grey fleet users.
The mileage capture and audit services will enable employees to be reimbursed for business trips and to allow deductions for private usage on fuel cards – but vitally the in-depth data can even be used to identify vehicles that can be swapped for EVs, based on journey profiles.
Key to all of this is TMC’s Mileage Track app. The app can automatically capture business trips by linking to the vehicle’s Bluetooth, meaning every business trip is recorded. This reduces admin for the drivers and also enables HCVS to identify where electric vehicles could be successfully deployed based on the journeys the vehicle makes.
TMC will also offer its iQ product range – designed to help deliver benefits to employees in the most cost effective way whether that be fuel cards, company cars or cash allowances.
Andy Fuller, head of corporate sales at HCVS, said: “We’re pleased to offer greater value to our customers thanks to this partnership. We are committed to providing data-led solutions to help customers optimise their fleets. This partnership supports our unique offering to make electrification a reality for our customers; as journey data is key not only for expenses and time administration and management, but also understanding viability for electrification.”
TMC also said the signing of the new partnership reflects both firms’ key focuses on providing comprehensive cost savings, insight and added value to customers.
Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC, elaborated: “We are delighted to have been selected as Hitachi’s chosen partner, and share the same mission to reduce fleet costs and emissions and improve driver safety and experience. From the recording of business mileage, payroll services for employee reimbursement or deduction for any personal use on fuel cards to the identification of vehicles that could be swapped for EVs, our range of data-led services will give Hitachi’s clients the information they need to optimise their fleets.”