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How to: design a future-ready fleet policy

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Whether you’re just starting the journey or looking to evolve your sustainability agenda, a vital element of a successful transition strategy is a best practice, future-ready electric vehicle (EV) fleet policy. One that clearly defines how drivers will utilise their EVs and what their responsibilities are, offers vehicles that align to both your fleet and driver requirements and provides expert support on everything from charging to journey
planning.

Here are our five key steps to success…

First, use wholelife cost to calculate the cost of running your current fleet – this is your baseline. If you operate commercial vehicles, factor in downtime and Clean Air Zone charges.

Step two is to profile and segment drivers based on location, daily mileage, vehicle size and specification, typical vehicle load and where the vehicle is stored when not in use.

Next, match your segments to suitable available electric or low-emitting vehicles that fall within your baseline cost to discover options that not only meet current and future business travel needs, but also suit employees’ differing lifestyles.

Once your policy has been defined, communication and information are key. It’s important to provide access to expert knowledge for items such as home charging, the tax and running cost benefits of choosing an EV and how to plan journeys where charging is required.

Finally, analyse. In a market that continues to develop at pace, it’s essential to plan and track against both your own fleet targets and the UK’s wider sustainability goals.

We don’t just help you make the switch. Our consultancy experts guide you through every fleet decision.

Connect with our experts: oneteam@zenith.co.uk 

0344 848 9311

zenith.co.uk/futurefleet

 

 

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