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UK Power Networks launches guide to help businesses electrify their fleets

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A new guide to help businesses electrify their commercial fleets has been launched by UK Power Networks.

The company launched the guide at the LoCity roadshow earlier this week to provide fleet operators with information about the options available to connect to the electricity network.

The guide explains what the connection process is for getting a new or upgraded electricity supply to power a fleet of vehicles, and estimates how much it will cost.

Steve Halsey, distributed energy development manager at UK Power Networks, said: “As a responsible electricity network we want to help fleet operators embrace a low carbon future.

"The guide tells fleet operators everything they need to know, including what type of charging they need, how many vehicles can be charged at one time, if there needs to be an electrical infrastructure upgrade and how long the installation process will take."

LoCity interactive roadshows aim to help operators experience the latest ultra-low emission commercial vehicles.

Participants hear from technology experts on current applications and future capabilities of each fuel, can ask questions to operators already using ultra low emission vans, and are able to compare costs of alternatively fuelled vehicles compared to their diesel equivalents.

LoCity is engaging, supporting and preparing the freight and fleet industry for the implementation of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London in 2020

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