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EV Suitability Assessment (EVSA)

A personalized fleet electrification blueprint based on performance requirements, vehicle preference and charging availability.

Electrify my fleet

Go electric with confidence.

EVSA offers a tailored roadmap to electrify your fleet, driven by real-world data. Identify the perfect EV candidates, create solid financial forecasts, and effortlessly choose the right EVs from local markets. Our comprehensive solution helps fleets reduce emissions, find cost savings, and ensure performance excellence, making fleet electrification a breeze.

 

  • Identify electrification candidates with real-world driving data, preferences and charging availability.
  • Get reliable financial forecasts and comparisons to build an electrification business case.
  • Save time finding EV replacements with local market best-fit model recommendations.
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Electrification options for any fleet scenario

Tailored solutions based on performance, preference, and charging availability.

EV options for depot-first charging

Get EV recommendations based on depot-charging availability.

 

If you manage a delivery or service fleet and find that stopping for charging during deliveries is costly, our customized recommendations focus on prioritizing electrification at your primary dwell locations. This ensures your vehicles can efficiently charge when needed.


Say goodbye to EV guesswork

Drive your electrification strategy forward with data-driven insights.

Performance requirements

Accurate EV recommendations from real-world driving data.

 

  • Ensure EVs work in all conditions; battery performance in extreme weather.
  • Get the right vehicle recommendation based on charging availability and use.
  • Results from real-world EV performance data in thousands of trips.
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Case study

Enterprise Fleet Management: Uncovering the potential of fleet electrification

A look at how the transition to EVs could save $33 million and 194,000 tons of CO2 emissions over 4 years.
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Research report

Taking Charge: On the road to the EV future

Our latest research finds:

  • 41% of light-duty vehicles can be economically electrified with average TCO savings of $15,900 per vehicle.
  • 43% of medium-duty and 58% of heavy-duty trucks drive less than 200 miles per day — well within the capability of current EVs.

Learn which vehicles are best suited for electrification and the potential cost and emissions savings, plus essential best practices.

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Fleet Electrification Knowledge Center

Navigate your transition to EVs

Everything you need to know about adding electric vehicles to your fleet in one convenient location.
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Commonly asked questions

An Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment (EVSA) provides an electrification recommendation based on your fleet's unique needs. Geotab’s EVSA analyses your fleet’s telematics data to create an EV adoption recommendation based on each vehicle’s distinctive driving patterns, taking into consideration range capability and total cost of ownership. It uses real-world EV performance data to determine which vehicles in your fleet have a suitable EV replacement, while highlighting the financial and environmental impact of making the switch.

Telematics is a key component in determining a fleet's electrification potential via an EV Suitability Assessment (EVSA). Before doing an EVSA, Geotab's telematics device records the driving patterns of the fleet's gas and diesel vehicles to use as a basis for the assessment. During an EVSA, Geotab taps into telematics data to compare which EV models can best service the fleet's range requirements. The EVSA leverages: 

  • the largest set of real-world EV performance data 
  • ratings from the EPA and WLTP on upcoming EV models, and 
  • data on speed, trip patterns (e.g. idling) and environmental factors like localized ambient temperature for increased accuracy.

EVSA stands for Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment. It is a tool that helps fleet managers create a blueprint for electrification. The EVSA delivers the data analysis needed to make the case to transition a fleet to electric in a way that makes sense for the fleet's needs, organization's budget and time frame.

A key benefit of an Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment is that it can save fleet managers time by making it easy to pinpoint fleet vehicles that can be replaced by an equivalent EV based on their function and range requirements. The EVSA compares EVs based on factors such as: 

 

• Total cost of ownership (includes retail price, maintenance costs, fuel/electricity costs and other expenses) 

• EV type (Battery Electric vs. Plug-in Hybrid) 

• Vehicle class 

• Range 

• Local availability 

An electric vehicle adoption report from Geotab's EVSA provides an accurate understanding of which fleet vehicles could be replaced by an electric vehicle at lower cost than a replacement internal combustion engine vehicle. This analysis covers the type of vehicle, range capability requirements and the total cost of ownership.

The first step to making a well-informed investment in electric vehicles is to identify the needs within your fleet and seek out the vehicles that will best address that need. Understanding the driving patterns of your fleet and your existing vehicle's operating costs is required. Using telematics data to identify existing driving profiles can be a helpful starting point for deciding whether to switch to electric vehicles.

There is no fixed timeline for a switch to electric vehicles. Each fleet carries out different operations and has different replacement cycles for their vehicles. If you are developing a timeline for electrification, it is important to build an overview of the needs within the fleet, your goals and your budget.

Geotab currently supports more than 200 brands and models of electrical vehicle. Check our reference sheet for a complete list of the electric vehicle brands/models supported.

Ready to electrify your fleet?

Get your free EV suitability assessment and make the switch to EVs with confidence.
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