At Merchants Fleet, we don’t just talk about the future of electric vehicle (EV) fleets, we’ve been helping organizations make the transition for years. No bandwagons. No greenwashing. We’ve already implemented pilot programs across a dozen different industries and have 40,000 reservations to keep leading the charge. From sporty sedans and practical SUVs to crossovers and cargo vans, our clients put their trust in Merchants to get them the hottest electric models and the charging infrastructure needed to power them.
We know that not every organization is ready to make the full jump into the EV ecosystem, that’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way – from the first steps of learning about electric vehicles to pilot programs and when you’re ready, full-scale adoption.
Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to ignore EVs? They’re everywhere you turn, and the Inflation Reduction Act will make it more enticing for organizations to make the switch through exciting new tax incentives.
This is why many in the industry have started to make bold claims of going electric. We’ve learned, over the past few years of implementing EVs into clients’ fleets, that going electric is not quite as straightforward as some might want you to believe… but once your business has made the move from ICE to EV and started to reap the benefits, any initial challenges will become nothing but a distant memory.
With Merchants’ real-world EV experience, and our team of fleet electrification experts, we’ll help take the uncertainty out of EV adoption for your business. We’ll work with your organization to develop a pilot or adoption plan that meets your unique needs and business requirements.
Don’t let your fleet, and your organization get caught off guard. It takes research, planning, and infrastructure to make the move to electric vehicles. Whenever you’re ready to start your EV adoption process, working with a partner who has already put thousands of EVs on the road and installed hundreds of chargers for clients can help make for a smoother transition.
Merchants Fleet Leads the Charge:
With over 60 years in the fleet industry, Merchants knows that there’s more to fleet management than simply getting your clients the vehicles they need. That’s why we have multiple EV adoption options available as part of our one-size-doesn’t-fit-all philosophy to electric vehicles. Our goal? Being the least risky way for an organization to add EVs into their fleet, anywhere in the industry.
Instead of purchasing your EVs direct from the manufacturer, opting for a short-term or long-term rental can mitigate risk and allow you to test fit EVs into your current fleet operations.
Supply chain challenges make it a challenge to get the vehicles you need, and this isn’t expected to get much better before 2025. If you’re renting the perfect EVs for your needs, simply convert your rental to a lease and keep them for as long as you need them. We’ll even give you a credit from the rent you’ve already paid!
You’ve learned about EVs, have aligned your organization, planned for your pilot, but… EVs just didn’t work out for you. It happens! Merchants has a program in place to take back the EVs that didn’t work out and convert your leases over to the equivalent ICE model.
Do you operate in a state that is planning to ban the sale of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035? Instead of making the hasty decision to switch over your fleet on your own, partnering with an FMC can help you find a cost-effective, sustainable way to cycle out old vehicles and avoid costly mistakes by selecting the right models and charging solutions.
Merchants evaluates electric vehicles before they come to market, only recommending those which get our seal of approval. When it comes to charging and infrastructure, our team has the field experience to work with local governments, utility providers, and property management to keep your project on track.
As more and more EVs come to market, we anticipate the bottleneck shifting from acquiring vehicles (due to the current supply chain issues) to having your charging infrastructure installed. Early adopters will already have their charging systems in place and ready to go, making it as simple as purchasing the make and model of EV they want for their business and not needing to worry about installation wait lists or potential labor shortages.