This innovative tool aims to boost knowledge of electrified vehicles. By running a real-world simulation modelled specifically on their exact fleet, businesses are able to discover the economic and ecological advantages of this new kind of electric vehicle-based mobility.
Designed for a multitude of commercial vehicle business types, Pro Fit by E-Ducato is an innovative fleet simulator. Once signed onto the online platform, a business can build a simulation by entering their current fleet of commercial vehicles (with internal combustion engines), indicating the type of vehicle they use (body, wheelbase, height) and selecting the usage (route, mileage, operating temperature, etc.) for each one.
When the simulation has been set up, Pro Fit recommends the most suitable E-Ducato configurations available, and indicates each one’s expected performance against business requirements. It provides insight into whether the range is sufficient, the extent of annual savings, whether the charging slots indicated are consistent with each vehicle’s mission, and more.
Rather than simulating ‘the mission’ based on generic input, a business can activate tracking in their fleet of existing vehicles from a smartphone. All a business needs to do is have their drivers download the dedicated ‘Pro Fit by E-Ducato’ app.
Once a business has configured their fleet in the web tool, drivers simply activate the Pro Fit by E-Ducato app in each vehicle, which sends mission data to the web tool of the same name. Real world data is then gathered using GPS and the accelerometer in the smartphone.
Using this information, Pro Fit processes the data and provides a list of the electric solutions recommended, with estimates of financial savings, according to Richard Chamberlain, Fiat Professional UK Country Manager.
“Crucially, this tool allows businesses to be reassured of their decision to move electric before even stepping behind the wheel of the E-Ducato,” he said. “With hundreds of configurations and two battery options, there’s an E-Ducato to suit any business and Pro Fit will be able to show businesses this in real time.”
As WhichEV reported, the e-Ducato has a range of up to 192 miles (WLTP) between charges and offers a host of configurations, trim levels and battery options – enough to diversify any fleet while enabling customers to receive the benefits of both zero-tailpipe emission and the versatility of a large LCV.