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Revving up air quality solutions: Opportunity for Utah fleets to go electric

Salt Lake City—Merge Electric Fleet Solutions and Utah Clean Energy (UCE) are spearheading local efforts to tackle emissions from the United States’ foremost greenhouse gas contributor: the transportation sector. The two organizations are providing a comprehensive Fleet Electrification Analysis, at no cost, to a select group of fleet managers in Utah. Applications are now open.

“From delivery vans, to shuttles, all the way to heavy-duty diesel trucks, helping Utah’s fleets ditch the tailpipe represents one of the biggest opportunities to clean the air and curb climate change,” states Kelbe Goupil, Utah Clean Energy’s Senior Associate-Electrification. “Medium and heavy-duty trucks in particular have an outsized impact on air quality, so we want to do everything we can to empower our fleets to make the switch to electric.”

Conducting a thorough fleet analysis is an essential step in the process of fleet electrification. A fleet analysis will help to identify which vehicles are best suited for electrification, what charging infrastructure is needed, what the up-front and lifetime costs and savings will be, and what the implications are for reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

“These data-driven insights empower fleet managers to build vehicle and infrastructure deployment plans and prioritize the actions that make the biggest difference,” states David Eckels, VP Products, Merge Electric Fleet Solutions.

What’s Included in the Analysis?

  • In-Depth Telematics Data Exploration: Detailed analysis of a fleet’s telematics data helps determine EV feasibility.
  • Economic Breakdown by VIN: Understand the financial implications of electrification with tailored economic analysis for each vehicle, considering potential savings, incentives, and projected return on investment.
  • Emissions Impact Assessment: Quantify a fleet’s potential emissions reductions through electrification, promoting environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • Charging Needs Analysis: Develop a plan for seamless electric vehicle integration with a detailed assessment of a fleet’s charging infrastructure requirements.

Benefits of Fleet Electrification

  • Cost Savings: Reduce operational expenses through lower fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Government Incentives: Take advantage of financial incentives designed to support fleet electrification efforts.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Embrace the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology that often improve the operator experience.
  • Environmental Impact: Contribute to cleaner air and a healthier climate by significantly reducing emissions.
  • Market Growth: Tap into the rapidly expanding electric MHD vehicle market.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fleets with a majority of Class 2b-8 vehicles.
  • Fleets with a primary base of operations located in Utah.
  • Commitment to exploring fleet electrification.
  • Small- to medium-sized fleets will receive priority consideration.

Applications are evaluated on a continued basis, and funding is limited so apply now. Visit https://bit.ly/fleetapplication to apply. For questions, contact Kelbe Goupil, Utah Clean Energy Senior Associate, Electrification at [email protected].

About Merge Electric Fleet Solutions

Merge provides fleet electrification products and services. Our mission is to deliver the economic, environmental and experiential benefits of electric vehicles in comprehensive solutions that are simple, affordable and scalable. The Merge team brings decades of EV experience from planning, designing, delivering and operating integrated charging solutions for commercial and residential applications on L2 and DC platforms at thousands of sites across the U.S. To learn more about Merge and its fleet electrification capabilities, visit mergefleet.com, follow us on LinkedIn or email [email protected].

About Utah Clean Energy

Utah Clean Energy is Utah’s leading, expert, public interest organization working to turn the tide on climate change by expanding renewable energy, energy efficiency, storage, and clean vehicles in a way that is beneficial not only for Utah’s environment and health, but our economy and long-term energy security. Utah Clean Energy is committed to creating a future that ensures healthy, thriving communities for all, empowered and sustained by clean energies such as solar, wind and energy efficiency. For more information visit www.utahcleanenergy.org