Integrating battery electric vehicles [BEVs] into fleets comes with a host of cost savings and environmental benefits, but it also requires planning and some operational shifts. One of the areas that fleet managers must give thought to is vehicle maintenance. The different technologies involved in running an EV versus an internal combustion engine [ICE] vehicle requires fleets to adjust their maintenance policies to match. The reward for your efforts will be significant cost savings.
Here are some baseline areas to update in your maintenance protocols so you can seamlessly integrate BEVs (it is worth noting that exact service intervals and adjustments will depend on your fleet’s use case and the specific makes and models of BEVs you select).