The idea of automotive electrification draws significant emotions from supporters on both sides. However, even a cursory look at the number of start-ups and OEMs making significant commitments to revisiting how future automobiles operate lends credence to the movement.
Is it going to happen with the flick of the switch? Absolutely not. A number of valid concerns still exist including the need for a stable and widespread infrastructure capable to adequately supporting the anticipated shift. And the number of real purchases demonstrate as much.
As alternative fuel sources grow market share, the most likely sector to experience initial growth will be the commercial space. This is true in part because of the ability to maintain more controlled growth and serve as a proving ground. As we have covered at IndustryWeek, the dedication cuts across the entire realm of delivery providers. Amazon has made commitments. UPS has invested heavily. USPS is plugged in. GoFor has also announced its commitment.
Read on as Brad Rollo, CEO of GoFor discusses the role electrification can play within the commercial delivery space.
IW: What are the keys to transitioning last-mile services to EVs? Why is this important?
Rollo: There are three keys to a successful transition to EVs. The first is that the retailer or business looking to transition, as well as their chosen last-mile delivery partner, share similar values around what a successful and sustainable EV program looks like. This upfront alignment will help with the creation of a green logistics marketplace that also produces better results.