Electrifying the Fleet: Where do I begin?


Roadmap to an electric fleet

Looking ahead to 2026, some business owners and fleet managers are feeling the pressure of the ever-looming transition to electric mobility. In truth, we are in fact talking about a huge switch in the very near future. Therefore it’s not advisable to wait a few more years before starting the transition to electric company cars. But where do you start? What needs to be done in advance? What is possible and what is not? We'll try to provide you with answers very briefly with help of our roadmap. If you want to go more in-depth, you can consult our detailed  
eFleet 2026 guide in which all these topics are thoroughly discussed and much more. 

1. Defining the company’s car policy

If you have to start somewhere, it's best to start by defining your company's car policy for the coming years. Only then can you properly assess how the fleet will evolve, which costs and budgets you need to take into account, what needs you have now and will have in terms of infrastructure and so on. You will have to ask yourself some important questions about the future of the company.  

2. Which charging solutions do we want to offer our employees?

Depending on the activities of your company, the use of your company cars will be different. This, of course, goes hand-in-hand with the charging infrastructure you require to be able to carry out your business activities with the company cars.  

3. Technical analysis of the charging site

In most cases it is extremely important for a charging station company to plan a visit of the project site beforehand. This is the only way to accurately determine what kind of works need to be done and how much the total cost will be.  

4. Find out which formula is the most interesting one for your company

Some charge point companies offer a range of different packages or formulas for charging solutions. Depending on the company's car policy, charging requirements and technical possibilities, you should choose a suitable formula that meets the company's needs.  

5. Tendering for charging infrastructure, preparatory works and services

Now, the supply and installation of this hardware and services can be put out to tender. Specialised companies are called in for this, as well as for the after-sales services  for the charging stations. So you can rest assured at all times.

6. Execution of the works

In some cases, certain delivery and execution times must be taken into account. This is, among other things, in relation to the size of the project and to which charging stations or components are needed. Some companies, such as Pluginvest, are able to reduce these delivery times because of sufficient stock. Moreover, at Pluginvest you can also opt for 
a turnkey installation  that takes care of everything from A to Z 

7. After-sales service 

A good after-sales service ensures that you’ll never have to worry. You can opt for certain packages and support formula's which ensures your company will always be supported by the charging station company. Pluginvest offers such Full Service packages and special support formula's for fleet companies.  

This roadmap is a clear guide to help business owners and fleet managers prepare for the electric transition and to help them take their first steps towards green mobility in 2026.  

If you’re interested in more detailed information about the electrical transition of companies, download our eFleet 2026 guide for the big switch now.

Do you still have questions? In that case, a Pluginvest colleague is always ready to answer your questions and to advise you in your transition to eMobility! You can contact us at +32 3 376 85 80 or via sales@pluginvest.eu