- 1 Jul 2015
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Very relevant, and excellent leadership, Beech, and you'll save a huge amount of emissions, too. Let us know how it goes!beech1948":opcpasur said:I've put this here because although its not immediately about EV's its about the cause of driving so far so often.
I drive typically 18,000 miles a year. I have a salesman who often exceeds 25,000 and so EV's are a bit unrealistic for my business. BUT....
I have spent the past 2 weeks calling and talking to my customers. Reminding them of the coming Armageddon and suggesting we do something different to give them support. That is we create a cloud based app which will permit us to connect to their systems via a highly secure interface. Thus we sit in our office doodling on our keyboards instead of travelling by car. A sort of NOC for AI software for those of you familar with NOCs.
I was encouraged by the responses. Of our 100 highest spending customers 47 have said yes, 14 have said maybe and 39 have not made a decision. The app is minimal, the time and mileage saved could be of the order of 6 man years mileage could be around 120,000 ++ miles a year. Coronavirus Covid-19 has perhaps been the impetus to consider new things just to keep their business up and running as the expected 4 to 6 million people in the UK are infected..
Software already exists to legitimately penetrate and take over access to their systems and adding 256 bit security to that does not seem difficult. Most of the complexity seems to be in forming and config of the networking bits.
So prior to any purchase of short range EV cars I may have a partial way out of my dilemma about how to disperse the company/or not. I will of course also delay decisions about purchase of EV vehicles until we have 12 months operations under my belt.
We'll see how this goes.
The national organisation for whom I do a lot of committee work is closing its London office tomorrow and switching entirely to home and online working, including video conferencing with anything up to 30 participants (probably using Zoom), instead of gathering people from all over the country and abroad. When they see how much they save, I should not be surprised if this becomes permanent.