Plug-in technologies make good business sense for a variety of commercial applications. Utilities, delivery and distribution companies, and even rental car companies are increasingly recognizing the benefits of plug-in technologies for their operations. Reduced operating costs – due to lower fuel and maintenance costs – is often a primary driver, but far from the only one. Quiet operation is a benefit for employees and customers alike, while corporate sustainability and public good-will considerations make plug-in vehicles a great choice for many businesses.
The electric utility industry is leading by example and adopting plug-in technologies in their vehicle fleets. As the “fuel” provider for plug-in vehicles, electric utilities play an important role as ambassadors for plug-in technologies with their customers, whether residential or commercial.