BSH Home Appliances
The transition wasn’t without its challenges around people, place and process - the finance department would have to be convinced and staff had some anxiety around the range of the vehicles and the new technologies. But the whole of life cost analysis comparing the fuel vehicles to electric backed up the decision:
We did what any company would do. We looked at what we had and what we paid, then we looked at the opportunity for savings if we moved the fleet totally to EV and made the decision predicated on that.”
FleetPartners helped BSH make this transition quite early on in New Zealand’s EV adoption, at a time when EVs were in short supply. The team arranged for staff to have a hands on experience with an electric vehicle.
One of the cool things we managed to do with FleetPartners’ help was to get Tesla to give us a Model 3 for a week. Pretty much everyone in Auckland drove the car, whether they were going to get a company car or not. Everyone wanted to try it” said Darryl. “Now everyone who needs a car in the BSH sales team has one. We also arranged driver training for all staff around charging, along with the installation of two chargers in each of our three locations and provided several home chargers for employees.