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New EV Fleet Management Features by Verizon Connect

By Verizon Connect February 1, 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise. Many fleets are looking to add hybrid or fully-electric options to their vehicle lineups—in September 2022, a total of 77,687 plug-in vehicles were sold, up 42.4% from September 2021.1 As more fleets add EVs, they need a telematics system with the right features to help simplify vehicle management while increasing their uptime and productivity.

Recently, Verizon Connect announced that Reveal customers have access to new EV features and functionalities. Now, fleet managers can easily manage their EVs and gas-powered vehicles together within one holistic dashboard, providing reliable data across all vehicles.

Making the leap to EVs

Mixed vehicle fleets need one single source of truth for status, location, routing and utilization. With Reveal, fleets can monitor charging status to determine if vehicles are plugged in correctly and charging. They can also gain visibility across their fleet with diagnostics for both EVs and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

Managing a mixed fleet of EVs and ICE vehicles can seem like a daunting task, but with the right telematics solution, fleets can: 

  • Easily identify EVs among the mixed fleet when viewing the Live Map
  • Enhance visibility into the charging status of EVs to help drivers get from one job to the next and schedule their daily routes more effectively
  • Have knowledge of all EV battery percent remaining and overall battery performance

What are the key features for EVs within Reveal?

Fleet managers always need to know which EVs are charged, ready to go and best suited for the work scheduled that day. Here are some of the features that can help:

  • EV icon: Quickly identify EVs on the Live Map and Spotlight App amongst all vehicles and Assets
  • Mobile app support: See the location and status of ICE vehicles, EVs and assets
  • Charge status: Charging status informs fleet managers of which EVs are actively being charged at any given time and access any real-time battery level percentage
  • Reporting: New EV-specific reports to monitor charging activity by highlighting details such as when, where, how long a vehicle goes without a charge, and how it maintains its battery level
  • EV Alerts: Receive configurable alerts for any EVs experiencing a “Low Battery” or certain battery percent threshold

The benefits of EVs for your fleet

Embracing EVs can deliver several operational and cost benefits to fleets. Significant cost savings can be gained when switching to electric by reducing or eliminating the need for traditional fuels altogether. And by using a telematics solution like Reveal, managers can take advantage of near real-time intelligence on EV power consumption, charging status and battery behavior. This allows fleet managers to plan and schedule employee work days based on historic behavior and what affects travel range, helping them to get more from their EV usage for more savings.

EVs can also help reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions—demonstrating a commitment to operating with greener products and services, while at the same time conserving energy and reducing costs. Once companies gain a better understanding of the cost-saving and efficiency benefits with EVs, they may plan to make further investments to electrify or hybridize their fleet.

Considering adding EVs to your fleet? Check out 4 Benefits of Using Electric Fleet Vehicles for more information. 

1 https://www.anl.gov/esia/light-duty-electric-drive-vehicles-monthly-sales-updates 

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