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Alphabet passes 1,000 electric vehicle milestone

Alphabet has surpassed the 1,000 vehicle milestone for electric vehicle (EV) orders.

Since the start of the year, the company has taken over 150 EV orders; more than 20% of the total number of EV orders taken during the whole of 2014.

The news comes just one month after Alphabet announced it exceeded its 2014 target for EV orders by 24%.

Since the launch of its EV consultancy service, AlphaElectric, in November 2013, Alphabet has witnessed a steady increase in interest in both electric cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), as organisations of all sizes seek to lower their total cost of mobility.

As a result, the company has continued to invest in and grow its eMobility team and services which includes: fleet analysis, vehicle selection, charging solutions and mobility solutions.

David Bushnell, eMobility Consultant at Alphabet, said: “It’s been a great start to what is already looking to be a significant year in EV adoption.

“We expected orders of EVs to double in 2015, but initial figures suggest that we could see an even greater increase.

“We’re only one month into the year and already we’ve taken one fifth of the total amount of orders that we took in the whole of 2014.”

He continued: “With continued investment in both charging infrastructure and purchase subsidies for EV buyers, EVs have now become a viable option for many businesses.

“As well as a growing interest in electric cars, we’re also seeing rapid growth in the use of electric LCVs, and only expect this trend to continue as infrastructure improves and prices fall,” Bushnell continues.

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