Fiat has just launched its new ‘Pro Fit by E-Ducato’ online fleet simulator tool. It allows businesses to compare the performance and running costs of their current fleet with an electric alternative from the all-electric E-Ducato range.
By running a real-world simulation modelled specifically on their exact fleet, businesses can discover the economic and ecological advantages of driving electric. It’s designed to work with a multitude of commercial vehicle business types, whether it’s a one-vehicle business or a large multinational.
Once data of a business’s current fleet has been entered, the Pro Fit simulator recommends the most suitable E-Ducato configurations available. It indicates each one’s expected performance against business requirements.
It also provides insight into whether the range is sufficient, the extent of annual savings and whether the charging slots indicated are consistent with each vehicle’s mission.
There’s also a free ‘Pro Fit by E-Ducato’ app that allows a business to activate tracking in their fleet of existing vehicles using a smartphone. The driver just needs to download the app which sends mission data to the web tool.
Real-world data is then gathered using GPS and the accelerometer in the smartphone and are immediately saved in the back-end of the website. Using this information, Pro Fit processes the data and provides a list of the electric solutions recommended, with estimates of financial savings.
This is a great idea to help highlight all the advantages of driving electric to businesses. Hopefully, the data provided will help them make the switch to zero-emissions driving sooner.
Domenico Gostoli, electrification programme manager at Fiat Professional, said: “The E-Ducato is Fiat’s first zero-emissions commercial vehicle. It represents a new mobility solution and a turning point in our history.
“It could therefore be accompanied by innovative solutions that enable businesses to approach electric mobility free of any anxiety or concerns resulting from the transition from vehicles with internal combustion engines to ones with zero emissions.”
Richard Chamberlain, Fiat Professional UK country manager, said: “Crucially, this tool allows businesses to be reassured of their decision to move electric before even stepping behind the wheel of the E-Ducato.
“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.”