GPS Tracking for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)

31 Mar 2021

Managing any fleet is challenging. When you make the most of a fleet of hybrid electric vehicles, or HEVs, you face new challenges for your fleet. Fortunately, GPS fleet management and tracking can help with many of these challenges to help you oversee your evolving fleet management needs. Here’s what you need to know about GPS tracking for HEVs.

What are Hybrid Electric Vehicles?

Hybrid electric vehicles are vehicles that are powered by gasoline and electricity. The braking system in the car serves to recharge the battery, a process called regenerative braking. These vehicles do not need to be “plugged in” to recharge which sets them apart from the other electric vehicles on the market.

When you first start your HEV, you are using power from the electric motor. As your speed increases, the gasoline engine takes over and an internal computer switches seamlessly between the two to ensure greater fuel economy according to your current driving conditions. Examples of hybrid electric vehicles in use today include:

  • Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • Kia Sorento Hybrid
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Kia Niro Hybrid
  • Chevy Malibu Hybrid

There are many options for fleets to consider that offer the convenience and extended range of gasoline powered vehicles with the little extra push of hybrid engineering to maximize fuel economy. These are ideal choices for fleets that have longer distances to travel in a day, especially those that operate in stop and go traffic.

How Can GPS Help You Maximize Your HEV Fleet?

The thing to know about HEVs is that they still use gas as their primary source of power. While they can greatly reduce the amount of fuel your fleet uses, you must still make a heavy investment in fuel for these vehicles to operate. GPS tracking can help you maximize your fuel economy even further with route planning capabilities. Other ways your GPS system can help include the following:

  • Reduce labor costs by keeping drivers on their prescribed routes.
  • Notify you of route deviations and specific driver behaviors (speeding, hard braking, etc.).
  • Establishing tighter appointment windows for happier customers.
  • Managing and scheduling maintenance to keep vehicles in excellent running condition.

This is on top of numerous other benefits GPS tracking from LiveView GPS has to offer fleets of all shapes and sizes. Contact LiveView GPS today to learn more about our GPS fleet tracking services and how we can help your fleet of hybrid electric vehicles operate more efficiently.

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