Step 1: Explore the possibilities
Start with your current situation. Who is driving what kind of vehicle? In which country? And how many kilometers are they driving? Make sure you look at facilities too. You need to know whether the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is already available or needs to be installed. And installations depend on whether you rent or own the premises.
Step 2: Calculate the financial impact
Time to look at potential costs and savings. What investments will you need to make to prepare your offices and provide home charging? And what is the Total Cost of Ownership of an electric fleet as opposed to one that fills up on fossil fuels? Ask your calculator how much less CO2 you’ll emit every year. Find a nice spot to write about it on your website.
Step 3: Investigate the tax benefits
What tax benefits and subsidies will you receive when you use electric vehicles? They vary from country to country. And there are the different European schemes like Horizon 2020 and Eurostars. You may even receive them for purchasing charging points.
Step 4: Talk to your leasing company
The Mercedes EQC. The BMW i3. The Jaguar I-Pace. You also have the Hyundai KONA, the Nissan Leaf, and the Opel Ampera-e too. As well as the various Tesla models. Which electric cars are best suited to your company? It depends how much you’re driving. And the reason why you’re driving. Discuss the options with Athlon. You’ll then receive a tailored electric car lease policy.
Step 5: Put the wheels in motion
Now you know the benefits. You know what you’ll have to invest. You know what you’ll save. So, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Decide which cars are available for which employees. Draft your company rules about charging. And take a moment to think about how you’re making the world a better place.
Stay on track
Dive deep into these articles. You’ll be inspired by new approaches and solutions for your mobility challenges.
Is electric driving expensive? The true cost will positively surprise you when you go TCO. Just make sure to tailor your approach to every specific European market.
Finding out the purchase or lease price of a vehicle is easy enough, but what about the total cost of running and maintaining that vehicle throughout its life cycle? What different factors do you have to consider, and how do they vary from place to place? We talked to Pedro López Business Analyst e-Mobility of Athlon International about how this information can help fleet managers make decisions to make their fleet and mobility more cost-effective, the pitfalls they should avoid and how Athlon can take this complex process off your hands.
Our colleague Valerie has extensive experience in International fleet and mobility management. Ride along with this expert on the path of International Tender Management.