Managing a fleet of vehicles in an energy transition context

Integrating the regulatory constraints linked to the ecological transition, while managing budgetary issues, is one of the new challenges of fleet management. Innovative solutions exist to support drivers in this transition while managing costs and even saving money.

Energy transition: a key issue in fleet management

When it comes to mobility, developments are numerous and rapid. The players in the field of vehicle fleet management must adapt their practices to the new constraints resulting from the policies implemented in terms of ecological transition.

Although manufacturers are now offering more and more models of clean vehicles, with ever more interesting autonomy, the renewal of the vehicle fleet cannot be done overnight, for questions related to both organization and budget.

Finding intermediate solutions between ecological and economic constraints has therefore become the main mission of the fleet manager. Note that Ademe offers solutions to finance the renewal of a car fleet on a French scale.

How to reduce the carbon footprint of your vehicles?

There are several options available to you if you want to reduce the carbon footprint of your vehicle fleet. Reducing the number and time of trips is one of them, but it seems difficult to implement such a practice in a company that has its own organizational constraints.

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In this context, the replacement of the existing fleet by a fleet of electric or hybrid vehicles is a simple and effective solution. This renewal is a real investment, not only for the purchase of the vehicles, but also in terms of infrastructure, because the maintenance of an electric or hybrid vehicle is different from the maintenance of a thermal vehicle.

Ecodriving and fleet management: best practices

Combining low environmental impact and savings, eco-driving is a practice that deserves to be known and developed. It is a method that aims to anticipate driving “events” as much as possible, in order to reduce braking and acceleration phases. The driver thus uses low engine speed to limit both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

This is a method recommended by suppliers and widely adopted by many fleet management players. Regardless of the vehicle’s engine (electric, thermal or rechargeable hybrid), eco-driving is a good practice that can save money in the long term and limit the ecological footprint of your fleet.

In order to optimize your organization and be part of an eco-responsible dynamic, rely on a computerized management system and find the best fleet management software.

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