Now, more than ever, the world needs efficient as well as effective fleet management for electric vehicles. With the developed countries struggling to meet their carbon-reduction targets, mass transit agencies must adapt to a different system. True, going electric with our transportation needs can help reduce the global warming already in effect.
Unfortunately, electric vehicles are far more sophisticated than their fossil fuel counterparts. For one, gassing up requires a more complicated approach. And for streetcars to function, a network of hanging wires is needed to keep the transport hub running. For drivers, the technological changes entail ongoing training.
These operators are no longer just drivers. They are the new technicians who must know how to deal with stuff such as automatic train signaling or how to make their vehicles talk to passengers. With effective human relations being a huge part of the new job description, bus operators are finding themselves wearing many hats.