New partnership announced to accelerate transition to Electric Fleets
Gemserv, Briggs Equipment, Dodona Analytics, Geotab, and Liberty Charge sign Memorandum of Understanding to help fleets make the critical transition to Low Carbon Mobility
A new collaboration, including a diverse set of experienced industry partners, has been formed with a shared goal of accelerating the transition to electric fleets.
The consortium of Gemserv, Briggs Equipment, Dodona Analytics, Geotab and Liberty Charge collectively share the same ambition: to make low carbon mobility available to all whilst ensuring business as usual for the UK.
The EV transition for fleets poses a significant threat to ‘business as usual’ for UK companies, with substantial commercial and operational disruption. The companies will bring together a range of capabilities to create a solution that can support all types of fleet vehicle in their unique journeys both in transition and beyond.
The group is laser focused on delivering a digital service that will help fleets overcome various obstacles, not just in terms of transitioning to EV, but with continued operational support. The initial collaboration is currently going through a pilot phase with the group looking to have a proposition in the market by the end of 2022. The consortium is actively looking for fleets, both ICE and EV to join their pilot and see how they can benefit from working with the consortium.
Murray Sirel, EV consultant from Gemserv said “We are delighted to be working with the consortium and to be part of such an innovative and experienced team. As the journey begins for electric fleets, it is crucial that we take an evidence-based approach, bringing together all aspects of the EV transition creating a holistic charging eco-system not just for today but for the future”.
On-street charge point operator, Liberty Charge CEO, Neil Isaacson said: “It is vital that we recognise and address the issues in going electric facing businesses with fleets. They require charging infrastructure that is accessible, reliable, and convenient, in order that the business functions that rely on transport continue to operate smoothly.”
David Savage, Vice President, UK & Ireland, Geotab, said: Our recent EVSA study showed that four in ten vehicles could transition to an EV right now, based on range and performance. We’re delighted to bring our knowledge and data insights to the consortium to outline how EV and ICE vehicles can work together to maximise fleet performance. The concept of a mixed (ICE and EV) fleet is going to be a reality for many well into another decade.”
If you would like to find out more information or think your business could participate in the pilot, please contact using [email protected].