Sanda Tuzlic is Managing Director – eMobility Lead at Accenture.
Accenture recently released a global report and survey, "Lead the Charge: Fleet Electrification Accelerated," of senior decision makers in fleet management that shows most of the transportation sector remains in the early stages of fleet electrification. The report highlights key issues for the utilities industry, including that only thirty-four percent of respondents were highly confident in the capacity of their current local electricity distribution network to provide the number of connections and amount of power needed for charging EVs.
The report further finds that only thirty-two percent have high confidence about connecting new chargers to the grid within a reasonable lead time, with the same number highly confident about the ability to make use of employees' home-charging infrastructure. Because EV fleet management and charging infrastructure tools are highly digitized and require specific digital capabilities, only forty-nine percent of respondents said their workforce has the right skills. One in ten have not even investigated where their skills gaps are.
There is much more detail found in the report, including recommendations for fleet owners and operators to move fleet electrification to center stage. Public Utilities Fortnightly wanted to know more and brings you here a conversation with one of the sponsors of the study, Accenture's Sanda Tuzlic, to dig deeper into the future of EV fleet electrification.