Scope Discovery & Site Preparedness
Before your vehicle arrives, it’s important to plan the optimal placement of charging stations within your electrical supply system in order to ensure a trouble-free introduction of EVs into your mining fleet.
At MEVCO, we believe that knowledge is power. That’s why we:
- Strive to gather all the necessary information to put together a proposal that makes sense for your mine’s specific needs.
- Take into consideration your electrical system, and the scheduling of your light vehicle fleet.
- Assess the usage requirements of your vehicles, and whether they need to be operational 24/7 or for a limited time each day.
Our prestudy work is crucial to ensuring a successful EV deployment. We examine how your mine currently operates and how your EV fleet can support and enhance your operations. Our team will also explore how best to phase the introduction of EVs to your mine.
We believe that the key to a successful EV deployment lies in preparation and thorough planning. Our team is dedicated to working with you to understand your needs and find the best solutions for your mine.
Electrical and Infrastructure Planning
We understand that efficient energy distribution is crucial to the success of your EV operations. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to assessing your energy needs and determining the best solution for your specific requirements.
Our team will work with you to:
- Determine the best location for charging stations, and whether that’s a fixed or portable solution.
- Assess the infrastructure required to get power to those locations, taking into account the type of energy source and the distance from the source to the charging station.
One of the most important considerations for your EV fleet is determining the amount of charging required. This includes assessing whether your vehicles can charge multiple times during their shift or if they need to be charged beforehand. Our team is knowledgeable about the different types of charging options available, including DC fast charging, onboard charging, and using existing infrastructure to power up electric tools and equipment.
At MEVCO, we believe that a successful EV deployment requires careful planning and a thorough understanding of your energy needs. Our team is dedicated to working with you to find the best solutions for your mine, and will recommend the best combination of charging options.
Vehicle Assessment: Model & Configuration
Choosing the right vehicle and configuration is key to the success of your EV operations. At MEVCO we take a thorough approach to determining the best fit for your specific needs so we can source the right vehicles for you.
Our team will:
- Assess the type of vehicle you need, whether it’s for transporting people or materials, or both.
- Consider the usage requirements, including whether it will be used for emergency purposes, and how often it will be used.
- This information, combined with the required charging range, will help us determine the appropriate model.
We also take into account driving distances and the conditions in which the vehicle will be operating. This includes assessing whether you will be driving on inclines or declines, as well as other factors that could impact the vehicle’s performance.
By considering all of these factors, we are able to recommend the model and configuration that will best suit your unique environment, ensuring maximum efficiency and safety for your EV operations.
Comprehensive EV Training & Change Management
At MEVCO, we understand that a successful EV deployment requires proper training for all involved parties. That’s why we offer training for operators, site supervisors, and drivers to ensure a smooth transition to electric vehicles.
Our team will also provide conversion training for existing diesel mechanics, helping them to acquire the skills necessary to work with electrical systems. This change management process is a key component of our approach and helps to ensure a seamless transition for all stakeholders.
The benefits of EV implementation are many and go beyond just cost savings. Implementing electric vehicles can improve the working conditions of those in the mine, reduce the impact of diesel particulates on health and the environment, and reduce noise and vibration levels.
It’s important that all stakeholders, from shareholders and executive teams to the front-line miners, general community and drivers, understand the benefits of EV deployment. We make sure that everyone is aware of the cost benefits, such as reduced maintenance and replacement costs, as well as the long-term impact on the organisation.
Lead the Charge with MEVCOConnect®
With the ability to collect and analyse vehicle, operational, and driver data, MEVCOConnect provides real-time insights into the performance of your electric vehicle fleet.
MEVCOConnect enables you to:
- Keep track of vehicle location for safety and productivity
- Monitor battery charge levels
- Assess driver performance including speed and braking – all from one convenient platform.
- Get visibility into all operational and fleet management aspects of your vehicles, including maintenance planning, service needs, and more.
Our platform offers customised views for each level of management, from drivers to shift bosses to mine managers. Drivers see only what’s relevant to them, while section leads can see stats broken down by driver, shift bosses can view across all functions, and mine managers have complete visibility into all vehicles across all sites.
MEVCOConnect helps with procurement, CO2 reduction, compliance, safety, training, testing, and certification, making it the ultimate solution for fleet management and optimisation.