Electrified fleets could save 37-44% on energy costs – Fuel Smarts
Government agencies, school districts and private fleet operators are all looking for ways to save on fuel costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
AMPLY Power, a provider of fleet load management software and services, published its 2021 white paper on August 3, Managed Charging Accelerates Costs and Health Benefits of Electric Vehicles, assessing the cost reduction potential of moving to an electric vehicle (EV) fleet in the top 25 metropolitan areas in the United States.
For the first time, the white paper also examines the correlation between the effects of local pollution caused by fossil-fueled fleets and the economy of the transition to zero-emission fleets, with the potential to avoid $ 72 billion. adverse health effects, according to a press release summarizing the white paper.
The white paper uses AMPLY’s proprietary dollar per gallon equivalent (DPGe) metric, which is the dollars needed to drive an electric vehicle the same number of kilometers as an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, expressed on a basis per gallon and adjusted for city-specific electricity rate structures and vehicle efficiency.
In all 25 major metropolitan areas, a charge management system (CMS) can save electric vehicle fleets up to 83% compared to charging operations for diesel and unmanaged electric fleets. AMPLY has developed an interactive DPGe map which directly compares these different types of refueling.
“In order to give a more complete picture of the costs involved for fleets considering the transition to electricity, we have expanded our study this year to include impacts on community health and medical expenses,” said Vic Shao, CEO and founder of AMPLY Power, in the press release. “The findings and implications of this assessment are expected to influence how fleet managers, electric utilities, policy makers and regulators think about electric vehicle fleets in their businesses, states or regions. “
The environmental benefits of these efforts can bolster the economic benefits, where each fleet transition can significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere. For every fleet of 15 electrified vehicles, AMPLY has discovered that up to two million kilograms of CO2 emissions can be avoided.
Widespread electrification has positive effects on the health of frontline communities. For example, working with data from The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, AMPLY’s analysis indicates an economic impact of $ 0.01 per vehicle-mile traveled (VMT) on the cost of treating children with traffic-related asthma in Los Angeles County. In addition, the white paper points out that a national transition to electric vehicles could produce emission reductions by 2050 equivalent to $ 72 billion in avoided health effects, which can be attributed to a decrease in 1.3 million tonnes of NOx and a decrease of 53,000 tonnes of PM2. 5.
“Our DPGe results show that there is real economic value in electrifying vehicle fleets, but this value must be understood in terms specific to location and operation,” said Shao. “Because there is still variability due to utility pricing structures and peak charging times, fleets should consider a managed charging approach so that operating costs for energy and the electric fleet can be achieved. be considerably reduced. “
AMPLY Power supports fleets that plan to switch to electric vehicles. Recently, AMPLY unveiled its initiative to shift all California customers, including Tri Delta Transit, Solano County Transit, Palermo Union School District, and Anaheim Transportation Network, to 100% renewable energy. Additionally, AMPLY partnered with Duke Energy earlier this year to help deliver clean electricity to customers using patent-pending solar canopy support. In 2021 alone, the company made progress in promoting the adoption of fleet electrification through its partnerships with UES, US Gain, BYD and CPower.
Originally posted on Loaded Fleet