SERVICES/FLEET MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Whether you are working toward zero-emission mobility or simply a champion for ESG, Wheels brings fleet management electrification goals within your reach with a suite of electric vehicle solutions.
Build a greener fleet management program with Wheels’ electric vehicle services.
There are more and more reasons to think electric for your next fleet vehicles. Battery prices are dropping, range is rising and you still have the lower costs for fuel and maintenance. You can even get incentives from the Government, such as federal tax credits and state discounts.
As a global leader in electric vehicle fleet management, Wheels has the expertise and tools to help you make this an easier switch than you might expect, so you can start experiencing these benefits:
- Lower fuel costs
- Less expensive and simpler maintenance
- Happier drivers
- Achieve sustainability targets
Part of our standard Results+ Fleet Performance Program offering, the EcoWheels EV Assessment tool includes the details you need to make a strategic decision on electrifying your ﬂeet. The tool looks across many available data sets – fuel, telematics, maintenance, distance driven – to understand your ﬂeets driving habits. The result: a clear account of suitable vehicles, drivers, and related operating costs.
Electric Vehicle Education
EVs may take a little getting used to, both for the company providing them and for the people driving them. We have a number of EV resources to help ensure you have the information needed to have informed discussions and feel confident that your drivers are operating their vehicles safely.
For example, our Safety Training Module: Educating the EV Operator is a must have for fleets adding EVs to their fleet mobility line-up. This online module covers important information needed to operate an EV safely such as acceleration and braking, range optimization, preventive maintenance and more. For managers, our EV Resource Center consolidates important information for EV novices and pros alike.
Electric Vehicle Charging and Reimbursement
We help ensure your EVs are ready for the day by coordinating charging solutions. While on the road, drivers can use a mobile app to locate the nearest charging station and power up their EV. We can support assessment of home charging feasibility and handle the end-to-end installation experience for your drivers.
Wheels offers the only EV Home-charging Reimbursement solution in the industry. We manage and oversee the entire reimbursement process: from consulting on the appropriate reimbursement rate and payout frequency to driver enrollment and ongoing support.
The EV Basics
There are three main kinds of electric vehicles: battery-electric (BEVs or EVs), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) and hybrid electric (HEVs). Both BEVs and PHEVs need to be charged via special charging stations. HEVs use their onboard electric motor as a supplement to the existing internal combustion engine (ICE), and are charged via regenerative braking.
Because both BEVs and PHEVs require charging, you’ll need to make some decisions about charging stations: where to install them, whether to install some at employees’ homes, and how many you’ll need.
It’s well known that fully electric vehicles cost more upfront. But, what you may not realize is that over the lifespan of the vehicle, an EV could actually work out better for your bank balance, as well as better for the environment.
What types of chargers are available?
Technology is moving quickly when it comes to charging EVs and the result is a selection of chargers with different speeds that you can find at different locations. There are 3 standard charging levels used to charge electric cars. All EVs can be charged with level 1 and level 2 solutions. Level 3 chargers – also called DCFC or fast charging stations – are much more powerful than level 1 and 2 chargers, meaning you can charge an EV much faster with them. Some vehicles, however, cannot charge at level 3 chargers, so it is very important to know the what your vehicle can handle before you plug it in.