Some Fleet Market Predictions for 2022

David Savage, Associate Vice President UK & Ireland, Geotab sent us these insights for next year, so we thought yeah why not?
“Sustainability will be at the heart of the business agenda in 2022 following the announcements made at COP26 in Glasgow. With transportation being the second most polluting industry for carbon emissions (behind construction) then all companies have a responsibility to look at how they run their fleets.“The only fleets can reduce their carbon footprint is to manage their fleets and measure their outputs. And the only way they can do that is to adopt telematics technology. That should be their aim for 2022, whether that is running conventional Internal Combustion Engined (ICE) vehicles, or by switching to Electric Vehicles (EVs).”

Electric vehicle adoption:

“2022 will be the year that electric vehicles really start to make inroads into the mainstream. Sales of EVs have already overtaken conventional diesel engines and could be ready to overtake all forms of Internal Combustion Engined (ICE) vehicles in 2022 / 23 (Forbes). With more electric truck models due to enter the market next year, this could be the tipping point for EV uptake.
“Geotab’s Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment (EVSA) can provide the tool to assess whether fleets are ready and which vehicles are suitable for electrification. This can provide the incentive for companies to drive their own sustainability policies forward and adopt a carbon-free future.”Supply chain disruption:
“Last-mile delivery will become even more crucial in 2022 as the effects of the pandemic continue to ripple through society. Companies need to adopt fleets that can meet modern-day demands for online shopping and to react as (some) countries continue with national lockdowns. A shortage of delivery drivers will place a huge strain on fleet operators, who will need to ensure they adopt telematics solutions to ensure the maximum efficiency of their fleet.”Telematics in insurance:
“Data will be used to personalise more and more products in the insurance industry. For car usage, for example, telematics can provide a greater level of insight for insurance purposes. It can assess the habits of individual drivers, and look at their speed, acceleration, cornering, and braking characteristics to set the parameters of their insurance risk. We’ll see the widespread adoption of telematics to set new rules for the way car insurance operates in 2022.”Cold Chain:
“Cold chain logistics will continue to grow in importance as we continue to drive down food wastage in the supply chain. Logistics managers will continue to monitor and assess the condition of perishable goods whilst in transit. They will need access to up-to-the-minute data to ensure all goods are being transported safely.
“This is especially important when it comes to the transportation of vaccines and pharmaceuticals. We’ll need to ensure optimum conditions to guarantee that medicines reach their destination in optimum condition and ready for use.”Government and public sector:
“The government and public sector are taking the lead across Europe in electrifying their own fleets and we’ll see more evidence of that going into 2022. But with aggressive targets to clean up our air and remove conventional carbon-producing vehicles from our roads, governments also need to be doing more to incentivise private sector fleets to make the switch to Electric Vehicles (EV). 
“That includes maintaining or even increasing, state subsidies to buy and maintain EVs. We can’t wait until 2030 to reduce our reliance on the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). We need to start making the switch to clean electric energy now.”
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