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Energy Saving Trust launches plug-in vehicle online forum

The Plugged-in Fleets Group has been launched by the Energy Saving Trust, an online platform dedicated to helping fleets discuss plug-in vehicles and keep up to date with the latest developments.

Using the forum, organisations can source the latest information on grants for vehicles and infrastructure, details of new and forthcoming plug-in vehicles and technical advice on charging compatibility and infrastructure.

The content is supplemented by blogs and articles written by a range of stakeholders, including fleets currently operating plug-in vehicles and organisations working to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK.There will also be opportunities to join webinars and ‘meet the expert’ sessions with specialistsfrom organisations including the Energy Saving Trust and EDF Energy.

he Plugged-in Fleets Group allows organisations to benefit from networking with others to find out what vehicles have been tried and tested, tips on maximising range and cost savings and general advice on moving to a low-carbon transport solution.

Tim Anderson, Energy Saving Trust Senior Knowledge Manager said: “There is a need to engage fleets on plug-in vehicles and our clients have requested a forum for learning and sharing best practice in this exciting field. We are delighted to be able to provide an online community for fleet operators and the supply chaintohelp stimulate discussion about plug-in vehicles and how to increase their uptake in fleets across England.

Kate Armitage, Electric Vehicles Team Manager said “The number of fleets adopting plug-in vehicles is increasing and this forum is a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other fleet managers as well as access industry experts.”

Membership of the group is completely free and signing up is straightforward. Organisations who would like to apply should email their details to transportadvice@est.org.uk.

If you are interested in finding out how electric vehicles could benefit your business, Energy Saving Trust, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), is offering 100 organisations free analysis and a tailored review. To find out more about the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 and to apply, visit www.est.org.uk/pifi.


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