Overview Meridian Energy was able to use Smartrak data to assess the viability of transitioning to a 100% electric vehicle fleet.
Meridian had committed to a goal of 30% EVs in their fleet by 2019. However, they didn't have a clear indication of how EVs would fit within the current fleet usage profile.
The Solution An analysis of data following the devastating Christchurch earthquake, Meridian were able to visualise their actual fleet usage profile. They quickly saw that actual distance travelled was nowhere near what was assumed. These trips could comfortably be undertaken by EVs.
Conclusion Meridian was able to transition 100% of their passenger fleet to EVs. They were also able to reduce their carbon emissions by 2455kg of CO2 in the 2017 calendar year.