Telematics firm Teletrac Navman has launched a new AI tool designed to help assess how suitable fleets’ operations are for EVs.

The EV Readiness tool integrates with Teletrac Navman’s fleet management and tracking platforms, and analyses all telematics data to provide detailed recommendations of where EVs could be adopted.

The tool is also designed to calculate the total cost of ownership with an EV switch compared with the existing fleet, as well as the total CO2 and fuel savings the organisation would make.

In addition, the tool will recommend specific EVs to switch to, and the types of chargers needed to run them, as well as the chargers’ potential cost and locations.

Teletrac Navman UK product manager Barney Goffer said: “We all know a major EV transition is coming soon but it’s still an unknown space for a lot of operators. 

“However, in the long-term it’s best practice to start considering which vehicles are already viable for that switch and where financially feasible, begin the changeover.

“The EV Readiness tool’s AI functionality takes the headache away for operators; it uses the power of AI to help our customers go from data to decisions and very easily see where they can electrify, making it a quicker, easier, and more informed discussion with internal stakeholders and financial decision makers within the business as to the best road to take towards their future electric fleet.”