Managing electric vehicles in Connect

Updated 2 months ago by Jerome De Biasi

Managing electric vehicles in Connect

Easily manage your daily operations and fleet performance no matter what engine type, in a single platform.

All your fleet, managed in one place

Monitor battery levels in real time, and find out which vehicles are currently on charge.

Use the filters at the top, so you keep only the vehicles you wish to see, for example Electric only.

Choose the Table view and get access to :

  • Current level of charge of the vehicle

  • Range: the mileage the vehicle can still travel before it runs out of battery
    Note : The prefix “~” indicates where battery or range is estimated

  • Status of charge : whether the vehicle is in charge or not

If you use the Map view, you can also see when a vehicle is on charge with the bubble shown below.

This will also appear in red when the battery is less than 10%.

You can also select any electric vehicle to see the battery information. If the vehicle is charging this will update in real time so you can see the range available in real time.

Assessing the performance of your electric vehicles

  1. In order to compare the fuel economy for all your vehicles for all energy types, we are showing side by side all vehicles, using the MPG-e measure for a defined period of time. MPG-e is a measure of efficiency for alternative fuels, comparing everything to the energy equivalent of a gallon of petrol.
    Average consumption is also shown in the original measure : mi/kWh for electric vehicles, MPG for petrol and diesel. For Hybrid vehicles, both are shown.
  2. Total fuel usage over the period is also shown, in kWh or in litres 
  3. Co2 is also adjusted by fuel type, measured from pump to tailpipe.

More about MPGe : the ‘e’ stands for equivalent, as it compares everything to the energy equivalent of petrol. For an EV, it shows how far it will drive on 43 kWh of electricity, the energy equivalent of one imperial gallon of average biofuel blend petrol (9.46 kWh per litre).

Reports at journey-level

If you want to deep-dive in the details, you can find out the performance on journey by journey basis, as we've included new electric-focused criteria :

  • kWh per mile and total kWh
  • Battery level and range at the start and at the end of the journey
  • MPG-e
  • Co2

Low battery alert

You can create automated alerts to get notified of electric vehicles with a low battery and require charging. The alert will only trigger once per journey and is triggered once the charge level is below your defined charge threshold.

Charging dashboard

A single fully customisable view to monitor all your EV fleet KPIs (utilisation, charging, running costs..), and ensure your EV operations are optimised to be as cost effective and productive as possible.

  1. Charging Stops: The total number of times the vehicle was charged in the given time period, and the number of locations where charging occurred.
  2. Charging Time: The average amount of time spent charging per day during this period.
  3. Charging Amount: Amount of electricity used (kWh & £). 
  4. Export & Options: Export data in an Excel file to analyse in more detail. Set your own cost estimate for the electricity used (default setting : £0.15 per kWh)

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