Case Study: Learn how one Merge customer is testing electric vehicles in their home healthcare fleet!

The Challenges Facing Fleet Managers

Merge helps fleets “scale to success” as they introduce electric vehicles into their fleet strategies. Fleet managers are facing new challenges as they explore electric vehicles:

  • Choosing the right EV models and configurations
  • Understanding the total cost of ownership of EVs and charging infrastructure
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Building a predictable, budget-friendly implementation plan
  • How to scale electric charging where and when it is needed
  • Understanding utility upgrade needs
  • Tracking vehicle and charging performance
  • Tailoring the plan to unique worksites
  • How to best utilize incentives
  • Utility rate management and charging cost optimization
  • Evaluating and adjusting course based on ongoing experience

Solutions for Electric Fleets

The Merge team helps fleet managers evaluate, plan, design, install, and operate an electric fleet. We guide customers through each phase of the journey with our suite of fleet electrification solutions.

EVSNAPSHOT™

Merge’s EVSNAPSHOT™ program offers the fastest way for fleets to evaluate the potential for fleet electrification. Here’s how it works:

  • Merge uses your telematics data to analyze a 7-day “snapshot” of your fleet
  • We look at vehicle range, utilization patterns, dwell locations, and more
  • Merge estimates the high-level potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions
  • We determine the impact and potential for the immediate addition of EVs to your fleet

EVSNAPSHOT™ serves as a baseline for further exploration of electrification and a more in-depth analysis of your telematics data. This quick, easy executive summary can help you determine if you’re on the right track with your EV fleet plans.

DRIVER PERSPECTEV™

Our DRIVER PERSPECTEV™ offers a flexible solution for fleets who need visibility into electrification potential but don’t want or need to deploy telematics for ongoing operations.

  • You idenfity drivers or vehicles for short-term telematics data gathering
  • Merge ships simple pluggable devices and assists remotely with self-installation
  • We collect 3 or 6 months of data, depending on your preference
  • You return the telematics devices with pre-paid shipping

The DRIVER PERSPECTEV™ solution provides Merge with the data needed to assess which vehicles, routes, or drivers have the potential for electrification. This temporary telematics program offers a data-driven approach without the expense and commitment that other options may require.

EV360™

Looking for an in-depth exploration of your telematics data and potential for electrification? Merge’s EV360™ solution gives you a comprehensive analysis to help you make great decisions.

  • We analyze a representative period of your telematics data
  • The analysis includes existing fleet records, mileage/fuel usage, seasonal trends, and other critical metrics
  • Merge breaks down economics, emissions, energy needs, charging feasibility by VIN to inform vehicle and charging procurement planning
  • By rolling up vehicle results by facility, we can project aggregated charging needs to inform utility upgrade planning

Our EV360™ solution captures the true lifecycle, seasonality, and utilization of your vehicles so you can be confident where and how to fit EVs into your fleet strategy.

Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP™)

Merge’s unique Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP™) offers customers the opportunity to try a selection of Merge-owned electric cars within their fleets with no long-term commitment. We offer:

  • A rapid deployment of EVs to drivers of your choice
  • Planning and installation of charging infrastructure at homes and/or office locations
  • Access to public DC fast-charging networks
  • Telematics data monitoring and analysis throughout the pilot term

The EVPP™ helps fleet managers evaluate electric vehicles in a real-world trial, build confidence among drivers and stakeholders, and gain familiarity with the advantages of an electric fleet. This holistic program includes hands-on experience paired with data analytics so fleets can make sound decisions as they electrify.