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THE COST OF EV CONVERSION FOR COMMERCIAL FLEETS

With Guest Arun Chickmenahalli
Director of Maintenance R&D
Ryder System, Inc.

 

When it comes to incorporating EVs into commercial diesel fleets, it is important to understand the costs and benefits—and the impact on maintenance.

As one of the longest-running and largest fleet owners in North America, Ryder implements logistics and transportation solutions for a wide variety of industries. By using extensive historical data and current market prices for EVs and charging infrastructure, Ryder recently examined the potential economic impacts of implementing an all-EV commercial fleet in the United States.

To learn more about Ryder’s analysis, we sat down with Arun Chickmenahalli, Director of Maintenance R&D at Ryder, to discuss how electrification impacts fleet maintenance, the price differences for EV conversion between states, and the ways in which Ryder is developing maintenance programs to service EV, AV and alternative fuel clients.

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