Paragon has enhanced its routing and scheduling software to address the challenges associated with planning for electric and hybrid vehicles. With a growing number of logistics operations now committed to low-emission, fuel-efficient technology, this latest development will enable transport planners to better utilise vehicles that have limited ranges.
“Green fleets are firmly on the radar of many logistics operations as they look to minimise environmental impact by moving away from vehicles powered by petrol and diesel, while also contending with emissions-based restrictions in many urban areas. With this in mind, we have added functionality to our software solution to simplify the planning process for fleets that combine both sustainable and conventional vehicles.” said William Salter, managing director of Paragon Software Systems to Commercial Fleet.
The importance of this is underlined by the results of Paragon’s recent UK customer survey. Their research found that the most significant transport development is expected to be around vehicle innovation, especially alternative power sources or autonomous technology. It found that almost 20% of respondents already have electric or hybrid vehicles, with a further 26% expecting to adopt electric or hybrid vehicles in the next two years .
Source: Commercial Fleet