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IFM produces EV and hybrid guide

Interactive Fleet Management (IFM) has published a guide advising companies on electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

“Electric vehicles and hybrids are increasingly in the headlines, with many companies wondering when the time will be right to offer them to their drivers as company cars,” said Stuart Menzies (pictured), commercial director at IFM.

“We therefore decided to produce an objective and impartial guide to answer some of the key questions regarding EVs and HEVs which we get asked regularly by fleet operators.”

He says that central considerations for most companies are whether these types of vehicles have the journey capacity to act as a viable company car, and whether the infrastructure is yet in place to support them.

They are also frequently asked when is the right time for them to be included on vehicle choice lists.

IFM has its own charge point and is currently pro-actively assessing and test driving the models on the market in order to be able to give customers best advice. The company is also in regular dialogue with the motor manufacturers on this important topic.

“We have already produced a series of essential fleet guides on a wide range of fleet topics including risk management, flexible fleet solutions, reducing fuel expenditure and creating vehicle choice lists,” continued Menzies, “all of which have been extremely popular.

“By producing a guide to electric vehicles and hybrids we’re able to provide a clear, plain-talking document that helps businesses assess the potential for their own fleet.”

A free copy of the new guide is available from  Amanda Hodges on ahodges@interactivefleet.co.uk or by calling 01536 536590.

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