Reducing the number of motor vehicles in the government fleet is part of the government’s Carbon Neutral Government Programme and an immediate priority to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the public sector.
At our recent Knowledge Hour, Paul Bull from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) joined Justin Angell, Government Property Group (GPG) and Douglas Parker, New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP), to discuss what agencies will need to do as they transition to electric vehicles.
Preparation is key. Before you purchase your electric vehicle (EVs) it is important to undertake a fleet audit to identify the effectiveness of your current fleet and determine exactly how many EVs you will need.
“It’s about understanding your fleet and what it is used for, how this matches your business needs and what that may look like in the future.” Douglas Parker
Justin highlighted the importance of reviewing the infrastructure required to support your EV fleet. Before installing charging stations you should consider: your lease, speaking with other agencies if you are co-locating and/or any other tenants that may also be in the process of transitioning to EV’s.
“The best solutions will come from using both demand and supply information to solve unique site issues – that way the solution will be optimal.”
Paul finished up the webinar by sharing some helpful case studies on planning and implementing fleet EV transitions and explained how agencies can access EECA’s state sector decarbonisation fund.
State sector decarbonisation fund – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
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