When it comes to electrifying fleets, the action to date has been with passenger cars.
Yet with improving battery technology and an exploding last-mile delivery market, electric commercial vehicles are finally on their way to market, with products from major OEMs and new manufacturers, as well as through powertrain conversions.
Electrifying commercial vehicle fleets — from work vans and trucks to vocational medium-duty vehicles — come with unique and amplified issues surrounding infrastructure planning, navigating incentives, vehicle selection, payload, and route planning.
A panel seminar at the virtual Fleet Forward Experience will examine these issues. Moderated by Lauren Fletcher, executive editor of Work Truck, “Lessons Learned from Commercial Fleet Electrification Deployments” takes place on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 2p EST.
The panelists are Matt O’Leary, chairman and CEO, Motiv Power Systems; Eric McCann, Mid-East fleet manager, Bimbo Bakeries; Banny Allison, Aramark, director, Fleet Operations Support, Serge Viola, director, National Fleet – Purolator.
“Fleet Forward Experience is for fleets, by fleets,” said Chris Brown, conference chair. “These pioneer fleet managers are on the front lines of commercial fleet electrification. Their perspectives will be invaluable for the many fleets about to embark on this path.”
The Fleet Forward Experience, free for fleet operators, convenes Nov. 9-13.