Webfleet, Bridgestone’s software subsidiary specialising in fleet management solutions, has published data showing the extent of potential savings for organisations of switching to electric vehicles (EVs).
According to the Electrifying Data report, European logistics companies using an EV instead of a vehicle with a internal combustion engine (ICE) for last mile deliveries saw an average reduction in mileage by 36,661 miles, fuel costs by around £4,000, and CO2 emissions by 8.3 tonnes per vehicle each year.
Savings in the UK are amongst the highest in Europe across all industries, with a switch to EVs cutting costs by an average of over £2,500 per vehicle yearly.
Latest statistics from the Department for Transport show that transport is the largest emitting sector of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, producing 24% of the UK’s total emissions in 2020. That year, the industry was responsible for the emission of 406 million tonnes of CO2e.
Beverley Wise, Regional Director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions at Webfleet, said: “The decarbonisation of the transport sector sits at the very heart of our collective ambitions to tackle climate change.”
She continued: “Fleet businesses have been leading the charge in the transition from ICE to EV vehicles, and this data reinforces the impact they can have in helping to deliver a more sustainable future”.
Webfleet offers an EV fleet management solution that was developed to help support businesses in the process of electrifying their fleets. The company works with businesses undertaking this change to plan and develop EV deployment, monitor EVs, and ensure firms are equipped to facilitate EV charging.
Interestingly, Webfleet claims that it saw a 300% increase in the usage of its tool after fuel prices began rising in March 2022.