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Fleet Evolution welcomes tests of electric car 'charging highways'

Line-up of electric vehicles outside the Houses of Parliament

Salary sacrifice provider Fleet Evolution has welcomed news that the Government is to test electric car-charging highways.

A feasibility study has already been completed for these highways which use wireless power-transfer technology to charge electric and hybrid cars while they’re being driven.

Companies are now tendering bids to host off-road trials for the highways.

Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, said: “Our main role is to help businesses of all sizes to implement salary sacrifice schemes for employees.

"The way these schemes are structured means that the benefits will be much greater if the vehicle in question is efficient – so we’re very pleased that the Government is taking steps to encourage electric or hybrid vehicle take-up.

"One of the key concerns about investing in an electric vehicle is not being able to find a charging point for longer journeys, but if these power-transfer highways come to fruition, we can shrug off those concerns and make electric vehicles a truly viable option for motorists everywhere.”

 


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