Once upon a time, electric vehicles posed a significant logistical challenge to the sector. However, as more and more solutions are developed, what was once considered an impossible long distance road driven or transported logistical challenge, is now possible.
As EVs become a more common form of transport, drivers are becoming more knowledgeable about efficient ways in which to drive them. EV delivery drivers are to be commended for the part they have played in educating drivers on the efficiency of EV driving on delivery of single Electric vehicles direct to the end user. The handover became both significant and necessary to ensure drivers felt comfortable driving their new vehicle.
Other factors that were once considered challenges in vehicle delivery have begun to be overcome. The weight of an EV (for example) which is greater due to the battery, limited what type of car transporter could be used to safely load electric vehicles. The issue was smaller transporters reached legal limits in terms of payload and total weight too quickly.
But vehicle movement specialists have adapted and grown to the new electric landscape.
Car transporters, trucks and trailers are adapting making EV deliveries do-able and safe. It is advisable for vehicle transporter businesses to invest in trucks and trailers built to hold the additional weight of EVs without compromising safety and within the legal load limits of the vehicle. Such investments will add value to long-range deliveries where re-charging multiple times may not be an option.
DMN Logistics has seen a huge increase in demand for a full range of logistical solutions. Investing in 4X4 vehicles and Brian James trailers alongside a 7.2t Iveco car transporter coupled with a 3.5t Brian James trailer allows for the additional weight of EVs, without compromising safety and staying within the legal load limits of the vehicle.
In the world of vehicle logistics, clients expect UK-wide logistical coverage, transporting a range of ICE and EV vehicles, which in the past would have proved difficult to accomplish; viable solutions now exist.
And as we move away from range anxiety to charge-point anxiety, transporters and trailers are the most significant asset a vehicle logistics company can possess. Because, in single vehicle delivery, drivers rely on public chargers.
Further issues arise when the public chargers are faulty, fully in use or there are insufficient amounts on route, which causes queues to build adding to single vehicle delivery time. Such issues make businesses appear inefficient which can have a negative impact upon reputation and repeat-custom.
Of course, better route planning is required to ensure this is not a regular occurrence, and AI technological advances mean route planning is improving all the time – but it remains a possibility.
Delivering EVs via transporter will always be preferred so there is that ‘full-tank’ experience at delivery and at DMN Logistics, this is achievable, however, at DMN, we provide a full range of logistics solutions to ensure that we can deliver the most cost effective and high volume solution to our clients’ requirements
By embracing the EV-evolution – investing in the correct equipment needed to transport EVs safely, legally and training drivers, companies that specialise in vehicle logistics can remain successful and competitive within the sector.