A recent J.D. Power study showed that while the bulk of electric vehicle (EV) drivers will likely rely on home charging for the majority of their miles, they do not know it yet. Recent trends in electrification show a strong push for overnight at home charging. Fleet managers recognize the best time to charge EVs is when their drivers do not need them, usually overnight. Accordingly, savvy fleet chiefs planning to transition to EVs know that they need to rely heavily on at home charging at drivers’ residences, rather than on other available charging options.
More companies are seeking to de-carbonize their fleets. Passenger and commercial fleets are expected to include eight million EVs in the U.S. by 2030. This translates to 10-15% of all fleet vehicles. Powering those EVs will demand a lot of infrastructure and investment. According to the White House, the U.S. passed a milestone of 100,000 public chargers in March. That sounds great, but an estimated 13 million chargers will be needed to fuel fleets in less than 10 years.
A reliable public charging infrastructure is critical for the overall adoption of electric vehicles. However, for EV owners, at home charging is also vital, with 88% reporting to J.D. Power that they charge their vehicle “always” or “often” at home.
While those taking fleet vehicles home each night do not own them, they also recognize the advantages of at home charging. It is certainly more convenient for them to start the day with a fully charged vehicle versus having to return to the fleet yard or kill time at a public charge facility. Likewise, relying on residential charging helps your ROI by eliminating the need for infrastructure investments in centralized locations. It also allows you to take advantage of low overnight residential electricity rates.
There are several challenges to, or concerns about, overnight at home charging that fleet managers must overcome. They include:
Global demand for sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gas pollution is accelerating demand for the electrification of vehicles. Moving to an electrified at home fleet is inevitable and can be a complicated process. However, you can simplify it. You can get help overcoming the complexities of planning, pricing, installations and more with Qmerit.
Experienced in supporting fleet managers throughout the U.S. and Canada, Qmerit provides a seamless installation experience with top-quality, vetted professionals you (and your employees getting home installations) can trust. Qmerit offers a structured, pre-negotiated pricing model to ensure fleet managers can budget and control costs while tracking every step of the process. Our network of certified installers, who handle a variety of home installation requirements, can ensure satisfaction for fleet managers and homeowners across 1,000+ service areas.
See how Qmerit can simplify your transition to overnight at home charging for your EV fleet and help you create a future-thinking, de-carbonized business, with professional support and assured satisfaction.
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