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Electric Vehicle Fleet Management Features by Verizon Connect

By Simon Austin October 16, 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise. Many fleets are looking to add hybrid or fully-electric options to their vehicle lineups—According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data, in 2023 (YTD) a total of 175,978 EVs were sold in the UK, a 38% increase compared to last year. (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.

Verizon Connect's Reveal customers have access to updated electric commercial vehicle 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 electric vehicles

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 electric commercial vehicles 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 access to all EV battery percent remaining information 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 electric vehicles 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 which demonstrate 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.

Tools to understand your electric vehicle fleet

Whether you’re adding electric commercial vehicles for the first time or expanding your existing fleet, the EV Suitability Tool for Reveal helps to simplify and streamline the electrification process. This tool allows companies to use their existing ICE vehicle data to analyze the best candidates to be replaced by electric vehicles, and will receive recommendations on: 

  • The percentage of your fleet that could be replaced by EVs.
  • Which vehicles are the best candidates for replacement.
  • EV Suitability ratings for vehicles based on data.



Simon Austin

Simon is the Associate Director, International Marketing, EMEA & APAC. With over 20 years marketing experience in the IT software and business analytics industry, Simon believes passionately in the power of data and how it can help business realise their full potential faster.

Tags: Cost control, Productivity & efficiency

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