The data, which has come from a new consolidated fleet data reporting tool, provides an overview of ODS’ use of its vehicles, which supports the council-owned company’s fleet planning.
ODS currently has 330 vehicles in its fleet, and is aiming to make a quarter of them electric by 2023.
The £41m Energy Superhub Oxford project has supported ODS with the purchase and delivery of 40 EVs, including an electric refuse collection truck, a street sweeper, an excavator, and mix of different sized vans.
In April 2020, the City Council took the delivery of its first electric vehicles for the project, and in July 2020, Oxford’s first 50kW rapid electric charger for ODS’ electric vehicle fleet was installed alongside 32 fast 22kW chargers.
As part of the work, ODS vehicles were fitted with new data recording devices (telematics) which provides ODS with comprehensive fleet usage data. The reporting tool for this was developed by Kek Tech and Imperial College London.
Some initial findings from between October 2021 to October 2022 have found that ODS electric vehicles have been charged for 7,185 hours and that 83,830 kWh of energy has been used to charge its EV fleet.
ODS vehicles travelled 1,524,899 miles – the same distance as travelling from John o' Groats to Land's End 2,281 times.
Alongside fleet usage information, the reporting also examines fleet maintenance, fuel usage and charge point usage data.
Cllr Nigel Chapman, cabinet member for Citizen Focused Services, said: ‘The fleet data project has given and will continue to give an invaluable insight into the fleet’s contribution to Oxford City Council’s carbon emissions. By accurately recording vehicle data we can work alongside ODS to continually improve the impact of the fleet and for the first time actually be able to see the effects in the data in real-time. This is key for us achieving a net Zero Carbon Council by 2030.’
Owain Pearce, transport manager, ODS, said: ‘Managing a fleet requires full understanding of its performance including usage, fuelling and maintenance. Gathering this data from many different systems can be difficult, but with the new database allowed us to see the data in an easily accessible format while also allowing us to see detailed breakdowns. It is an excellent advancement of our fleet management reporting.’