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Fleet Electrification

Let us help you simplify your fleet electrification journey.

Benefits of switching to an electric vehicle fleet

No matter where you are in your fleet electrification journey, our experienced professionals and comprehensive programs can help you navigate the road ahead. The benefits speak for themselves as you decide when to make the switch – the answer is now.
  • Lower operating costs

    Fleet EVs cost less to maintain. Plus, EV battery warranties cover a minimum of 8 years or 100,000 miles. Companies can more easily budget fueling costs as EVs are not affected by the volatility of fuel prices.

  • Simplified maintenance

    EVs have fewer moving parts — no oil, spark plugs or transmission fluid to change — and a longer brake life. In general, routine maintenance on a fleet of EVs would just be windshield wiper fluid and tires.

  • Sustainability

    Fleet electrification can help your company reach sustainability goals by decreasing CO2 and other harmful greenhouse gases.

  • Employee health

    Employees who drive your fleet EVs would have less exposure to noise, vibration and fuel odors, which could improve their health, satisfaction and retention.

  • Performance

    EVs offer instant torque, providing quick, smooth, responsive acceleration. Electric vehicle batteries also provide a low center of gravity which improves handling, responsiveness and ride comfort.

Fleets and vehicle sizes

Minivans and pickup trucks? Buses? Forklifts and TRUs? From the smallest to the largest, explore comparable electric vehicles to handle your fleet's workload.

Follow the roadmap to
go electric


roadmap

 

  1. 1Engage stakeholders

    Identify and engage a team of key stakeholders to understand fleet vehicle usage needs and organizational decarbonization goals.

  2. 2Explore technologies

    Learn about current and proposed technologies for EVs, hydrogen fuel cell and other zero-emission vehicles.

  3. 3Plan training

    Plan for driver and technician training on charging, driving and repairing fleet vehicles.

  4. 4Communicate goals

    Connect with utility partners and communicate goals for fleet size and targets, site planning and infrastructure availability.

  5. 5Explore incentives

    Identify available utility, local, state and federal grants and incentives. Visit our Tax Incentives page to learn more.

  6. 6Identify compatible EVs

    Identify electric vehicles that are compatible with range needs and use case of fleet.

  7. 7Work with vendors

    Work with EVSE vendors and contractors to select hardware/software and charging level.

  8. 8Make-Ready site and infrastructure

    Coordinate site construction and infrastructure readiness prior to EV procurement

Calculate your personalized savings

Use our interactive calculator to find out how much your company could save by converting your fleet to electric vehicles. ev calculator Calculate Now

 

Explore your EV charging options

As soon as your business begins exploring fleet electrification, contact us for roadmap guidance and the best configuration for charging your vehicles. Depending on your vehicle and operational requirements, it may be possible to use public infrastructure –or on-site charging may be the best option. In either case, we will advise you on getting the most value out of your EV fleet.

Electric Rates and Charging

Although there is no specific rate for EV charging, our standard rates are very competitive and in almost all situations, the stability of electricity rates will be much lower than variable gasoline or diesel prices.

Want to maximize your EV vs. fuel savings? Time-of-use rates help lower costs for vehicles that charge overnight using the best commercial rate available (i.e., off-peak charging).

 Charger Types and Network Connectivity

Level 2 Public EV Charging

  • Typically provide up to 25 miles of range per hour
  • Best for charging extra miles of range while employees are at work
 
 level 2 charger

DC Fast Charging

  • Fastest electric vehicle charging option, providing 250 miles of range per hour, depending on vehicle and charging equipment
  • Can charge up to 80% in about 20 to 30 minutes
  • Used to facilitate longer distance driving or quick recharges
 fast charger

Network-Connected Chargers

Networked chargers connect to the internet and can be remotely controlled. Businesses may benefit from networked chargers that are installed at employees' homes to enable at-home fleet charging. These employees can be reimbursed for their tracked home charging costs.

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Throughout your fleet electrification journey, Duke Energy is here with trusted guidance and education specific to your operational
needs and goals.