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Wanting to charge your vehicle…

Wanting to charge your vehicle…

Wanting to charge your vehicle…

Alice Wilson – Digital Marketing Assistant.

 

Having an electric vehicle –

Wanting to purchase an EV to driving an electric vehicle is two total different things. You may want one as but you will compare an EV to the vehicle you have now. Whereas, when you have an electric vehicle you look at all the positives it gives you. How it adapts to your lifestyle an you realise the range on the vehicle is great and gets you from to A to B!

Changing from diesel/petrol to electric…

Changing to an electric vehicle from a diesel/petrol vehicle is bizarre and unusual at first. You soon get used to it. It’s pretty much the same. Although, the vehicle is quieter and you  have to charge your vehicle instead. Knowing that you are putting your vehicle on charge instead of filling up is confusing to start with, no ones going to lie but you soon get used to not having to spend as much at a charging station anymore you start to enjoy it! Fuel is quicker to put into your vehicle than power but there are advantages for that as-well…

 

Let me get to those…

You can’t fuel your car up and have a coffee at the same time. So, knowing your vehicle is charging, you can take a little break to pop to the coffee shop next door. You also get chance to answer phone calls, do work or socialise with other people that are also charging at the same time.

 

Doesn’t sound that bad after all…

Questions still run through your head although you may have had them answered before. For example; How can the battery not run out after being used for so long? How long will it last without a charge? Well… Soon enough the panic and fear of all those questions disappear. No need to have thoughts of, have I got enough charge to get me to my meeting tomorrow? As you have already have a charging point at home. Charging your EV before you leave will give you a better range of miles to drive. The range of miles your vehicle has get aren’t just to get you to town an back, honestly a EV will get you further than you think… You have to approach a EV with an open-mind!

Instead of worrying before each journey, why not plan before you start your journey anyway? There are plenty of apps to show where charging stations are on the way to your destination. After a few days to weeks, you will work out when your vehicle will be running low of battery to recharge. Always consider having a backup plan. A plan B, because you never know the chargers you have planned to use could be busy or broken. Precautions have to be taken before every journey. Planning is just to ensure you are 100% confident driving those miles in one day.

Making the EV switch is something a lot of people consider but never actually do. Saying you will do it next week and to actually doing it and taking the risk is obviously two different things. People are worried about making the EV switch, why? Are they a lot of money to buy to start with?

 

Well…

Looking at the overall cost that your EV will cost you it will sum up paying all the money at the start is worth it. But not for everyone… The majority of the money saved from making the EV switch could be used on a extra holiday a year, what do you think about that? Why not find out if making the EV switch will save you money?

 

What you know now –

Knowing that charging your vehicle isn’t that bad after all, are you wanting to making the EV switch? If you are. Don’t just go and purchase the first one. You don’t know if it will benefit you. Why not be 100% sure with CleanCar and use our risk-free system.  CleanCar can show you what vehicle’s would be beneficial especially to you and show you the overall costs.

Why not try CleanCar out? We ensure that you will save money, if we think making the electric vehicle switch wouldn’t be benefit you we would tell you. What have you got to lose? Not an Electric Vehicle, that’s for sure! Seeing if an Electric Vehicle would be good for you puts your mind at rest knowing that you won’t be losing money. Having it in writing that you are going to save money’s gives you the the motivation to go and purchase an EV. What do you think? Want to know more about the CleanCar device? Then keep scrolling…

We also have a FAQ page. If you have questions they may have been answered on here – www.cleancar.io/faq

 

Here are some relevant questions regarding this blog –

How does the device work?

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send ideas to helpdesk@cleancar.io) is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an on board sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle

How do I install the GPS device?

It is essential that the GPS device is located in a 12V in the front console of the vehicle. This is so that it can receive signals from the global navigation satellite system. Also, if you can see it and it falls out you will notice. If you place it in a glove box or the boot of the car, you may not notice if the device has become dislodged.

Who can see your journeys?

Short answer, only you. Only drivers can see their journeys with the journey detail hidden from your manager, your colleagues or your employer. There is no way for anyone to look at your business or personal trips.  CleanCar is not designed to track what you do but is a system that will use journey data to show your suitability to an electric vehicle. We will never share your journey details with anyone unless you give us explicit permission to do so.

 

About CleanCar –

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists. We accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible…

 

How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at helpdesk@cleancar.io or visit our website at www.cleancar.io. We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system. We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how CleanCar works to guides. All you have to do to visit our blogs is click on the following link – https://www.cleancar.io/blog/or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.

Please find us on social media @cleancarsystem and give us a follow!

Thank you.

Go Green with CleanCar

Go Green with CleanCar

Go Green with CleanCar…

Wanting to make the Electric Vehicle switch but not sure on what the benefits or consequences could be? Well, CleanCar can guide you to the right decision. CleanCar understand’s how you might be feeling, the fear of the unknown. All the drivers that have made the switch to EV would have experienced these feelings. Using our risk-free system will show you the benefits of making the switch and stop you from over thinking. Why not use CleanCar?

 

 

 

Going Green

Going Green is a huge risk to take whether you are doing it personally or for your fleet. The risk is wanting to spend all this money on an Electric vehicle but unsure if it will be beneficial for you? There are cases where drivers make the  EV switch and don’t become beneficial or save money from it what so ever. As, everyone seems to think as it’s eco-friendly and cheap to run you will save money. BUT… This is the risk you take. BUT… Personally that is a very BIG cost risk doing it that way. That’s why we have The CleanCar system for you, to prevent making the switch becoming the wrong decision. It is certainly the risk-free way.

 

 

 

A company switching to EV –

A company switching to EV creates a large encouragement on the community and businesses around it. As, businesses are becoming environmentally friendly, a lot of businesses/people find this really supporting to our environment. Electric Vehicles change the perspective for company’s and drivers lifestyle’s. For example; charging the vehicle at home or charging the vehicle at charging stations. You have time whilst the vehicle is charging to write a few e-mails as well as accepting a few calls at the local cafe. What could get better than this? You couldn’t do that when you had a diesel/petrol vehicle… There not life changing changes but it’s just the change on how you work and fill your vehicle up. It isn’t that bad after all…

Time to change! What is going to happen when you make that EV switch? Well, we can tell you one thing for certain. You will certainly be making the quality of air better and improving the environment.

 

 

 

Making the EV switch

Now, not every person is suitable for an electric vehicle. As everyone suits different types of vehicles due to their everyday journeys. So, finding out if it will be beneficial for the EV switch beforehand it puts your mind at rest. Knowing from the time you purchase your vehicle from then on you will be saving money, or just saving money overall.

 

First thing’s first… Everyone wants a new car!

What are you going to choose? – The one that is speedy, fashionable or the one that is more economical. Well, I think the speedy and fashionable comes first in the decision. That needs to change. You need to have an open mind. When you go to view electric vehicles there are things that you won’t be comfortable and confident with. In time it will get better.  As EV’s are the future and electric vehicles are environmental friendly. Knowing one day you will be making the switch to EV if it benefits you in the future is quite overwhelming and exciting. 

 

Now, put yourself in the shoes of your fleet manager.

You want to change your fleet but how? How will you find all this information to prove to the director of the business that it would save you all money. Well, unless you have a lot of time on your hands you will be unable to do it. That is why CleanCar is here to guide you on the EV roads.

Fleet managers may want to purchase new vehicles for the business but what will they want to buy? Something reliable for their drivers but also at a low rate cost. So, this narrows it down but not to electric vehicles…  What needs to happen is, if you are really serious of saving money for the business. You will need to find the solution that is risk-free, ah, here we are! We have found CleanCar for you! If Fleet managers used the CleanCar system before considering to purchase an electric vehicles for their fleet, their decision would be a fair one and the right one. CleanCar has the system to show you what is going to be beneficial for you and your drivers if you did make the EV switch.

Now, are you wanting to go green? Going green is not as easy as it seems and also reading this blog we hope you have a better understanding of what to be looking for when you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle. (A risk-free solution).

If you are wanting to find out how our CleanCar device works then please keep reading.

 

Alex Baker CEO of CleanCar gives you a great overview of

how the CleanCar device works –

“CleanCar is a solution that helps to speed up the switch to electric vehicles, electric vehicles for a right person can be incredibly cost effective and can save you in excess to three thousand pounds a year. What we do is we help to make that happen by taking a small device like this or an app, we place it into a driver’s vehicle and that driver just so you know uses their car as normal we collect that data. We run it for a number of algorithms and we make it very simple by saying;
1. Are you suited to an electric vehicle?
2. Which electric vehicles will be suited?
3. Finally, will you actually save any money by making the switch to an electric vehicle?
So, we make it very easy for somebody to just make that risk-free decision.”
See, a simple explanation way of using the device. Risk-free and no chaos what so ever. Instead of wasting all your money purchasing an electric vehicle with no idea how much you are saving or wasting. Why not go the risk-free option and go CleanCar. Knowing you will be saving the business money and giving the company a solution to make more money will be great. Why not use the CleanCar system and we will be able to guide you on the EV roads.

Want to know more about CleanCar? Here are some questions from the FAQ –  WWW.CLEANCAR.IO

 

About CleanCar –

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists, as we accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible..

 

How does the device work?

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send ideas to helpdesk@cleancar.io) is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an onboard sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle

 

Who are the team behind the CleanCar team?

CleanCar is owned by The Virtual Forge and run by Alex Baker, www.thevirtualforge.com are a company who design exciting and innovative IT systems for some of the worlds best-known companies, they also analyse lots of data.We have about 120 employees based all over the world in the UK, Portugal and the USA.  The team dedicated to CleanCar numbers eight presently with loads of support from the rest of the group.Our founder Alex Baker would love to hear your views, drop him a line on alex@cleancar.io

To read anymore information about CleanCar – www.cleancar.io/FAQ

If you would like to contact our CleanCar Team, you can at helpdesk@cleancar.io or call our office. Please find us on Social Media @cleancarsystem. Thank you.

Having an Electric Fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet –

Alice Wilson – Digital Marketing Assistant

Are you a Fleet Manager or employee that is in control of a fleet and wants to switch to EV? Take a read of this blog, it will be worth your while…

Having an Electric Fleet is what all fleet managers consider. However, the time it takes to look more into making the switch is very time consuming. Also, the costs of converting to EV is the worrying and daunting part, as you want it to be correct. It all comes down to the fear of the unknown, who knows if it will be beneficial to make the EV switch… You, myself an fleet managers would never be able to work out which electric vehicles would suit each driver you have. But… We have something that will. The CleanCar System. Choosing CleanCar saves you time and shows you the true benefits of making the switch to electric vehicles for each of your drivers etc. see, all done for you.

What if –

What if the CleanCar system told you, changing your fleet to an Electric Fleet could save you money and in fact keep your air cleaner for your environment. Would you change your mind or even consider making the EV switch?

I thought you might…

Having a small or large fleet doesn’t mean your drivers will suit the same electric vehicles. All of your drivers daily journey’s are different. Having the risk-free CleanCar system guide you to your EV decision is great. Once you have made the decision you will have all the information to back your decision up and reassure you for whatever that may be. For Example; Half of your fleet could be doing 100’s miles a day up and down the country. Whereas your other drivers might only drive 20 miles per day. So, the same vehicle’s would not benefit all of your drivers. CleanCar decides what vehicle’s would benefit your drivers personally in their own personal account.

A lot of fleet managers are apprehensive about making that leap to an Electric Fleet. Which is understandable, as it’s their responsibility and making the right decision counts as no money wants to be wasted. The decision for EV has to be 100% correct. Having data and information to prove to your Managing Director that the business will save money from the EV switch is what you want. This really does back your case up and it also shows that you have a understanding of how you are going to save the business money etc.

Considering a Electric fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet is exciting… Something new. Especially seeing all those EV’s out in the office car park. Smart looking and money saving…  How will they get in to meetings on time with the range that EV’s have? Majority of users will have charging points at home, so vehicles are guaranteed a charge throughout the night. Although, there should also be charging points at the office carpark. However, all trips drivers make should be planned ahead. So, it isn’t as worrying as you think…

Majority of drivers become worried due to range anxiety. Something that you wouldn’t be able to change it would have to be overcome in time.  It is just the initial thought of thinking you are going to be running out of battery and the range you have in your vehicle isn’t enough. Whereas it has been proven your vehicle is suitable for your jounreys so no need to panic. Think ahead. Planning your journey’s can help you feel more comfortable knowing you have to stop along the way to charge an knowing where to stop, but always keep a back up plan. Have another charging point to hand if the original one you planned to use is not working or busy etc. Honestly, there is nothing to worry about. There are so many charging points around the country and at service stations and cities as the country is really adapting to Electric Vehicles it’s great.

Recovery cover for your EV fleet –

Another thing you are probably are thinking about is recovery. Are my drivers going to be looked after if the vehicle breaks down or runs out of charge? There is no need to worry regarding this. Your drivers will be treated the same as any other driver who drives a diesel/petrol. How will they know how to fix an Electric Vehicle?

You ask, well… A lot of recovery companies have trained their employees to be prepared as they are adapting to the future as there are a lot EV’s on the road already.

There are recovery companies that will tow you to the nearest charging station if you have ran out of battery, so you don’t just contact your recovery company when you have just “broken down”. This is to ensure that you your recovery service keeps you safe. There are a lot of companies that are now supporting Electric Fleets. If you have actually broken down they will try to sort the issue out or tow you to a garage, home. Depending on your policy with the recovery company.

 

Knowing that a vehicle you drive everyday is making you overspend is mind blowing…

It is mind blowing especially knowing the amount of money you could be saving on other things. If you saw the amount of money the business would save from the EV switch, well… you would switch tomorrow! Let CleanCar tell you. Not every business is benefited by switching to EV. That’s why we allow CleanCar to inform you on what vehicles would suit your daily journey’s best. On the other hand, it could tell you would not benefit from making the EV switch.

Switching your Fleet to an Electric Fleet is a BIG jump in the business but knowing the benefits of electric vehicles and knowing how the electric vehicle technology is growing and expanding it is such an advantage to you and the business. Improving your knowledge on electric vehicles; charging points, solar panels it’s all to still to learn…

Now, finding out if your drivers are doing the amount of miles that would be suitable for a EV is possible. The CleanCar system shows what vehicles are beneficial for individual drivers by a capture of journeys from the CleanCar device an a click of a button. All journeys are stored in the drivers own personal accounts that are set up by the system, this is when the system will show what EV’s will be beneficial for the driver.

 

How can you measure this by their journeys?

Here is a brief explanation of the CleanCar system. A CleanCar Device that goes into 12V of the vehicle. CleanCar’s device would then record all journeys that have been driven. You will choose how long you use the CleanCar system for. The more time you use the CleanCar system the more data you will have and can reflect on. The CleanCar data will then be stored in your own personal account. After using the CleanCar device you will then be able to review your own data and view what vehicles will be beneficial for you in your account.

How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at helpdesk@cleancar.io or visit our website at www.cleancar.io. We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system.

We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how the CleanCar system works. All you have to do to visit our other blogs to click on the following link – https://www.cleancar.io/blog/ or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog and let them know what CleanCar does.

Find us on social media and follow us @cleancarsystem.

Thank you.