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Going Electric with a Light Commercial Vehicle Fleet: ENGIE Case Study

Going Electric with a Light Commercial Vehicle Fleet: ENGIE Case Study

Konetik supported ENGIE Belgium through the initial steps of transition to electrify their fleet. During the project execution we came across several learnings that are essential while managing corporate fleet electrification. As an outcome of our collaboration ENGIE can achieve 3% TCO saving and 710. 938 kg CO2 emission reduction over a 5-year period by following our recommendations. We would like to share our learnings with you by guiding you through the key steps of the project.

ENGIE

ENGIE is a global energy and services group focusing on low carbon energy solutions. ENGIE’s mission is to take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, or mobility. The company aims to lead by example while electrifying their utility vehicle fleet. ENGIE's goal was to find a safe way of fleet electrification without compromising the business continuity and everyday workflow. To get closer towards this mission the company has started in Belgium its EV Boost 2020 project. During the project ENGIE plans to electrify 191 light commercial vehicles by 2020.

Goal of the Electrification

Our first project started with 50 vehicles to evaluate the added value of Konetik’s fleet electrification assessment tool. Through executing the project ENGIE aimed to find a way to automate the EV suitability assessment in order to be able to screen the fleet on a larger scale.

By engaging with Konetik’s feasibility assessment, ENGIE aimed to support fleet electrification decision making by analyzing the existing routes of their fleet. They were looking for advice about exact vehicle model replacement recommendations and on cost efficient and business continuity proof charging infrastructure allocation. The recommended electric vehicle models and charging stations were based on analysing the real life usage patterns of the vehicles.

Methodology

The goal of Konetik’s feasibility assessment was to provide support in planning and execution of ENGIE’s fleet electrification. Konetik supported the electric vehicle models and charging infrastructure choice by analysing selected vehicles’ usage patterns. Automated, real-time data analysis provided the basis of the assessment.   

The analysis was conducted over three months of telematics data that had been acquired by ENGIE’s fleet telematics providers. The inspected data was anonymized by ENGIE before handover for GDPR compliance reasons. One of the major steps of the assessment was processing the received data and arranging it in the proper format for our EV feasibility assessment algorithm. Once organized, the Konetik algorithm ran simulations on the received data. After running these simulations Konetik automatically generated a report summarizing the result of the assessment.

ENGIE was then able to analyze the report and understand which vehicles could benefit from electric vehicle replacement. To optimize each vehicle replacement recommendation, the report took into account the Total Cost of Ownership and necessary vehicle range. After evaluating the frequently visited locations, the EV assessment tool recommended charging infrastructure, by suggesting the optimal charger models and pointing out the best location for each charger. The system compares the Total Cost of Ownership of combustion engine fleet and the offered electric vehicle fleet. Furthermore, the emission saving potential and fuel consumption change by electrifying the vehicles were also showcased. Konetik's EV feasibility and charging advisor solution optimised the recommendations to maximize Return on Investment while ensuring business continuity.


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