Food processing firm ABP UK has electrified 15% of its commercial fleet.

The move was facilitated by Riverdale Leasing, which also supplied ABP with the ODO fleet management platform from Drive Software Solutions.

ABP is said to be planning to extend the EV portion of its fleet further during 2021.

Riverdale’s Vince Pemberton said: “The introduction of EVs to commercial fleets is growing exponentially as managers understand increasingly the benefits of this fuel-type. Critical to this expansion is the ability to manage both the fleet and the individual vehicles. 

“Rivervale has partnered with Drive in providing ODO to its customers, such as ABP. We understand that commercial customers require increasing levels of information processing when managing fleets, particularly when these fleets are transitioning to EV. 

“ODO is designed to do just that; providing real-time intelligence so that this transition is seamless.” 

Drive chief commercial officer Robert Gorby said: “Our relationship with Rivervale has been instrumental in the recent development of ODO. The extent of its fleet and the requirements of its customers play to the functionality of our system. 

“Specifically, using ODO, leasing companies and fleet managers can realise fully the benefits of EV transition through the provision of ODO’s data and management information.”