Brimbank City Council - Fleet Transition Plan



Evenergi delivered a Fleet Transition Plan (FTP) for Brimbank City Council to integrate the various technical and financial considerations required to successfully implement an accelerated transition to zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure over the next 5-10 years and maximise the opportunities presented by the transition.



The challenge


The key requirement of Brimbank Council’s Fleet Transition Plan (FTP) is to guide a transition of Council’s fleet to zero emissions technologies by providing a business case for the transition of the Council’s more than 300 Waste Collection, Commercial Truck, Passenger, Bus and Ute/Van vehicles to zero emissions by 2030, and sooner where possible.


The approach


Evenergi has developed a clear methodology for delivery of Fleet Transition Plans based on a combination of direct project experience, interviews with hundreds of Fleet Managers and feedback from Institute of Public Works and Engineering (IPWEA) and the Australian Fleet Management Association (AFMA). The IPWEA has a comprehensive best-practice methodology for strategic asset management and whole of life assessment that recognises the complex nature of asset management - particularly with respect to heavy

vehicles.


The core deliverable steps in this process are:


1. Project background/preparation

  • Document understanding of current fleet policies and procedures

  • Data collection and formatting

2. Low-emission vehicle suitability analysis

  • Passenger and light commercial vehicle review, analysis and like-for-like alternative TCO analysis

  • Heavy vehicle review, analysis and like-for-like alternative TCO analysis

  • Where vehicles are not available then an analysis of the timing of availability and first-principles analysis of core drivers of availability, particularly battery technology

3. Infrastructure analysis

  • Review of Brimbank key sites for capacity and costs of charging infrastructure installation

  • High-level estimates of charging costs

4. Review of value-added services and co-benefits of project

  • Review of potential co-benefits to improve business case and leveraging of project (V2G, car-sharing, charger-sharing)

5. Synthesis of data and provision of a detailed fleet transition plan

  • Preparation of transition plan scenarios based on research above

  • Provision of a risk assessment and management plan


The outcome


Breakthrough findings from this analysis indicated that full electrification across light and heavy fleets is viable by 2030. There are potential opportunities for councils to derive significant net commercial benefit from the transition to an electrified fleet over the standard planning and budget horizon of ten years.


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