The project has been a great success. Initially, it had 80 vehicles distributed among 30 driving schools, but a second phase was added, which consisted of a support plan. One year later, there were no less than 60 driving schools and a total of 150 electric vehicles. The shortage of electric vehicles slightly delayed the achievement of the goal, which was originally planned for the end of 2022.
In addition to promoting the electrification of corporate vehicle fleets, this pilot project aimed to evaluate the viability of this new business model for the industry, and also to measure the change in perception of young learner drivers who practiced on electric vehicles, in terms of electromobility.
In this project, the main contribution of IVI was their expertise in telematics applied to electric vehicles. IVI played a role in technical support in the deployment of vehicles and the implementation of measurement instruments, as well as in the scientific monitoring of the fleet. Based on their analysis of the usage data collected, IVI experts were able to validate the suitability of 100% electric vehicles for the needs of different driving schools and formulate recommendations on the best vehicles to suit their needs.