Across Ireland, Europe, and the world, more and more car and van fleets are making strides towards going electric. Already we’ve seen it in everything from A Post’s commitment to having 2,000 EVs by 2022 to Hertz Global’s order of 100,000 electric vehicles. Emergency fleets are also starting to go electric, with police EVs being trialled and a spate of new electric ambulances being deployed. The range between charges is improving all the time, and a more significant investment in infrastructure means range anxiety will soon be no more of an issue than with petrol or diesel.
Fleet Managers may be concerned that not all existing service providers may necessarily be equipped to maintain electric vehicles. For example, up until now, they may have used Marque A for all their ICE cars. However, now that they’ve started to introduce electric vehicles into their fleet, they’ve started to buy cars from Marque B. Previously, they relied on Marque’s approved service agents, but obviously, this is no good for Marque B. This may seem daunting for Fleet Managers, as it means they’ll be doubling up on booking calls, doubling up on invoicing, effectively having to manage two systems. But it doesn’t have to be the case. With ForFleets, they can bring in their existing ‘ICE’ service network onto our system, which can also be used to access their EV service networks. From the Fleet Manager’s point of view, they can access all through ForFleets.
One touchpoint. One invoice. One point of contact. No hassle.
For Fleet Managers who have not picked their EV service network, ForFleets can help match you to potential service centres.
There are plenty of other benefits too, including:
- Integrated billing
- Manufacturer spec service times built-in for all makes
- Realtime job authorisation
- Industry-first two-way video function between authoriser and repairer
- Custom health check templates
- Fleet, repairer, or customer designed plan options
- Custom plans for lease agreements and second-hand sales
- Online payments and billing facility
- Branded portals
- Fleet service requirement prediction