Fleet management software specialist Chevin Fleet Solutions has joined the Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign.
The commitment means at least 5% of its fleet must consist of electric vehicles by 2020.
In addition, Chevin has also enforced a strict emissions policy on the proportion of its non-EV fleet.
Ashley Sowerby, managing director of Chevin, said the move to implement more ULEVs within the company forms part of its commitment to improving the environmental performance of its own vehicles, as well as helping promote conversation on ways to reduce fleet emissions.
He said: “Our fleet is quite small, so in a sense this is a symbolic move, but it also shows our customers and others that it is possible to integrate ultra low emission vehicles into your operations.
“We have just taken delivery of our first electric vehicle – my own Tesla – and we will be making EVs available to other Chevin employees as their cars come up for replacement.
“We are gathering, everyday, real-world experience of what it is like to operate EVs. These are lessons we can use to help our own fleet software customers as they also look towards adopting ULEVs.”
To support Chevin’s EV implementation, charging points have been installed at Sowerby's home and at the company’s UK head office; the latter at least partially powered by its 20kW electric roof, which has produced around 18,000kWh in the last year.
The company has also implemented a restriction on CO2 bands for all its cars. Its emissions policy requires that company cars must achieve CO2 emissions under 119g/km and have a combined fuel consumption of more than 57mpg.