3Degrees partners with Merge Electric Fleet Solutions to provide actionable electric vehicle analysis and decades of expertise to existing and new fleet customers.
3Degrees will monetize Merge’s charging in the Clean Fuels States (CA, OR, WA) and offset all EV charging with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
Houston, TX, November 3, 2022 — 3Degrees, a leading global climate solutions provider and certified B Corp, announces today its collaboration with Merge Electric Fleet Solutions (Merge), a company and technology platform that provides commercial fleets with a clear, affordable, and data-driven path to fleet electrification. The confluence of these top two service providers allows corporate customers to leverage 3Degrees’ decades of climate consulting experience alongside Merge’s leading EV and infrastructure analysis to help accelerate EV fleet transitions and make progress toward broader climate goals such as Net Zero or Science Based Targets. Merge customers will now have the ability to tap into 3Degrees’ expertise in helping businesses access the most value possible through Clean Fuels Programs incentives available in CA, OR, WA, and a growing number of regions across North America as well as match all EV charging with RECs.
In addition to announcing the partnership, Merge and 3Degrees have completed their first joint electrification analysis pilot utilizing telematics, a first for 3Degrees, as previous electrification assessments have been carried out using fuel data. Telematics provides high-fidelity granular driving data to build greater operational confidence while more precisely assessing emissions reductions in Total Cost of Ownership. The analysis resulted in the following insights:
Nearly 50% of their fleet could be easily electrified with little changes to their standard operating processes
Electrification would save 20-45% on all operational costs when compared to their traditional fleet vehicles
Transitioning to an electric fleet could save 50+ metric tonnes per vehicle of CO2 over the lifetime of use even when charged from the grid
The new collaboration aims to provide better access to 3Degrees’ services for fleet owners and connect EV fleet initiatives to broader net zero plans. Merge customers can now seamlessly leverage 3Degrees’ large-scale environmental commodity solutions, including REC transactions, long-term renewable energy procurement, carbon credit portfolio management, transportation commodity, and climate advisory services.
To learn more about the first joint electrification analysis pilot between 3Degrees and Merge, read the case study.
3Degrees will be able to draw upon the various EV services that Merge provides today, namely the EVSnapShot™ and the EV360™ Analysis, which are pre-implementation EV services that assess the viability of an electric fleet and identify the key next steps to begin the transition, followed by ongoing infrastructure deployment, operations, and reporting services. Additionally, 3Degrees’ customers will have the opportunity to trial popular electric vehicles, namely the Ford F-150 Lightning, to further de-risk their electric transition with real-world experiences before committing to millions in upgrades.