6. Be ready for future RFPs

As focus on combatting climate change grows, more pressure from regulators and investors is falling on businesses and corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. That tension may also continue downstream to subcontractors of various kinds — from delivery companies to technicians — to decarbonize. Operators without zero-emission fleets may soon find themselves losing contracts to those who have already made the leap.  

The federal government of Canada has already set a target to make all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks zero-emission by 2035, and both large companies like Loblaw and smaller, last-mile delivery organizations like Ovation Logistics have already implemented EVs.