City of Greater Bendigo

Electric Vehicle Feasibility Study
Project nameElectric Vehicle Feasibility Study
Client nameCity of Greater Bendigo
The ClientThe City of Greater Bendigo has a clear commitment to reducing emissions and taking action on climate change as demonstrated by establishing targets for the whole municipality to be powered by 100% renewable energy and meet the zero net carbon emissions by 2036.
Product or services providedZET Advisory

BetterFleet

Client industryGovernment
The BriefIn anticipation of the demand for electric vehicles increasing, and the future application of vehicle emission standards, the City wished to establish a pathway for the transition of the City’s own internal vehicle fleet to a low carbon and electric vehicle fleet where practicable.

Requirements included

  • The development of a pathway for the City to transition to electric vehicles (EV’s) to be integrated with existing goals and targets
  • To undertake an assessment of existing fleet infrastructure and usage requirements, including mileages travelled, range of vehicle types, fuel consumption and costs, maintenance requirements and costs, emissions intensity of vehicle types, total emissions from vehicle fleet based upon vehicle motor type and km’s travelled
  • Identification of alternative low emission vehicle options (EV’s) detailing costs, km range, battery types etc.as well as recharge technology options and power requirements at site
  • Guidance to decision makers for cost impacts of energy technology and systems
The ApproachEvenergi collated all the data associated with the City’s fleet including passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) and heavy use vehicles. The energy and emissions profile was assessed for vehicle types collectively, establishing the most recently available data as a benchmark for future comparative analysis. Approach included:
  • Overall fleet suitability analysis
  • Understanding current  Fleet policies and processes
  • Determining fit for purpose vehicles
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Detailed fleet analysis – Range suitability of vehicles
  • Run potential optimisations/models
The ResultEvenergi’s abilities to forecast the future energy demand for Bendigo’s recharge requirements led to the most cost effective pathway for the transition of the City’s own internal vehicle fleet to a low carbon and electric vehicle fleet







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