Basemap CEO Mark Gallagher shares his views on exhibiting at the Microlise Transport Conference last week
Basemap attended the Microlise Transport Conference last week where we demonstrated our Routing and Scheduling software designed to help companies transition to electric delivery vehicles. We spoke with many companies who are starting to deploy electric vehicles into their fleets or trialing vehicles to understand how they would operate. In a survey of the participants at the conference a large number of people expected to introduce electric vehicles into their fleets in 3+ years’ time, but many thought it would be sooner. Of the UKs’ 4 million plus delivery vehicles only around 6,500 are electric today, a number which is set to grow, particularly as cities introduce or increase charges for clean air zones. The question is how fast this transition will happen and our expectation is that it will be sooner rather than later as costs come down and charging infrastructure increases.