This paper reports a pioneering experience in Brazil of implementing an electrified fleet for the Civil Municipal Guard of the city of São José dos Campos - SP. The main objective is to bring contributions to the expansion of light vehicle public fleet electrification through lessons learned and recommendations established from this case study linked to the public security sector. Semi-structured questionnaires were applied to fleet managers and users, in addition a survey of data on vehicles, fuel and electricity prices, to then present implementation barriers, financial savings estimations and lessons learned with recommendations. The bureaucracy present in public hiring processes and convincing users to change to an unknown technology were the main barriers raised. The implantation presented economic viability, considering the characteristics of the fleet, and demands some adjustments related to the technical specification of the vehicles and chargers to avoid influences on the core activities. Based on these results, the main recommendations are the early and detailed construction of the basic project for contracting, establishing a maintenance plan that includes preventive actions and stock of imported spare parts and a training plan that involves all users, prior experimentation and emphasis on vehicle efficiency and autonomy.
Keywords: electric vehicle; public safety; corporate fleet
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