The Electric-powered Fleet has arrived and will continue to expand in the coming years. The cost of EV’s are coming down and the mile ranges for batteries are on the rise. With improved technology in the coming years, those trends will continue to hold true. The continued trend of lower-emission vehicles will help control Carbon emissions and ultimately eliminate them. This also has the added global benefit of helping to clean up the environment as well.
The only sticking point now is the current range of batteries which as previously stated, is on the rise. Most major cities are now installing Charging Points along public sectors that are heavily traveled. The consensus among Fleet Managers is for total implementation of AFV’s (alternatively-fueled vehicles) they need to see a range of 300 miles on a single full charge. That number may happen in the next five years as ranges continue to rise with newer and more powerful batteries being used.
Van usage in Fleets are also leaning more dependent on alternative sources for fuel. The most popular of these are LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). But those numbers are slowly shifting towards hybrids and electric-based vans, perhaps within the next five years.