LCV2014: Cenex launch free Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:48
British Gas are already seeing the benefits
Cenex to launch Free Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool
Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – announced the launch of its new website-based Electric Vehicle viability analysis tool at LCV2014.
Responding to the needs of fleet managers, Cenex have developed a simple-to-use fleet decision making tool – the FCRT lite. This tool will enable fleet decision makers to accurately access the viability of low carbon vehicles within their fleet operations and is based on real world duty cycles, real world fuel consumption and real world electric vehicle range. By providing a realistic total cost of ownership, FCRT lite will de-risk the implementation of low carbon fleet solutions.
All you need to do is enter information on your fleet into the FCRT lite tool, including the drive cycle split of urban, rural and motorway, ownership cycle and days of use per annum – the tool will then present a dashboard of economic and environmental performance by comparing an existing low carbon vehicle to the diesel equivalent.
“We are extremely excited to be launching our FCRT lite,” says Chris Walsh, Head of Technical Support at Cenex. “During our Electric Vehicle Surgery’s, we found that fleet managers and decision makers were interested in gaining impartial advice on low carbon vehicles as it enabled them to gain an understanding of how Electric Vehicles can best be deployed within their fleets and what savings could be made. Unlike other applications currently available on the market, our new tool will use real-world data, allowing fleet managers to make informed decisions which may be better suited to their operations.”