I work with a company that has a headquarters and IT location that are 160 miles from a field location. We travel often from the HQ location to the field location - I would guess at least once a week a person of group of people do the trip. Sometimes a day trip, sometimes overnight.
I would like to encourage the company to put in EV chargers at each location, and buy a MS85 as a "green initiative". I think it makes sense for the company and for me - I'm getting a MS85 and want a charger at the field location!
I was thinking of this:
1. Put in EV charger at field location. Work with landlord and other tenants to fund it.
2. Demonstrate the MS85 travel to the location. I could take the CEO, CFO, and others a few times in my car and show them the benefits.
3. Put in EV charger at HQ location and buy an MS. Employees could schedule it like they schedule a conference room in Microsoft Outlook.
4. Let employees take the car on the weekend!
The chargers should not be too difficult; I think between the company, other tenants, and the landlord at each location we should be able to get enough interest and funding. I was thinking of 4 J1772 30-amp chargers.
For the financing of the MS, I figure it would cost roughly $95K in capital (probably just the battery option). Operating the vehicle would be paid for through reduced travel cost to the field location. At $.50 reimbursement per mile they are currenly paying, that would be $8,000 per year assuming one trip per week. That should pay for insurance, tires, maintenance - everything except depreciation. At 3 trips per year, it might even have a financial ROI. But the real selling point is going electric for the repeated trips.
If anyone has tried something similar, or has some suggestions, please let me know.