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Government's 2040 ban prompts IT firm to 'go electric'

Taylor Made Solutions to swap Skoda for EV

IT firm, Taylor Made Computer Solutions, has revealed plans to transition to an all electric fleet starting next month with the delivery of six BMW i3s.

Taylor Made Computer Solutions’ founder and managing director Nigel Taylor said: “With the Government planning to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, it’s never been clearer that the future is electric.

"Businesses have a significant role to play in the switch to alternatively fuelled vehicles and we’re keen to start that journey right now.”

The six BMW i3s will initially be used as pool cars. With Taylor Made’s clients spreading across southern England, from Poole in the west to Brighton in the east, and London the BMWs will have the chance to show off their ability to recharge quickly when needed.

The cars can travel around 124 miles before needing to recharge and drivers will be able to do this at rapid DC charging stations, where the i3 can go from 0 to 80% charge in 39 minutes. Taylor Made will also install a charger at its headquarters in Fareham to ensure staff are topped up for their journeys.

The rest of Taylor Made’s vehicle fleet will transition to electric gradually over the coming years, most likely with a range of different makes and models.

It’s a step-change for the company, which last year bore the title of having the largest private business fleets of Skodas in UK. Taylor said: “Our current vehicles have relatively low emissions but we’re keen to take our carbon footprint down even lower.

"Making a positive impact on the world around us is important to all of us here at Taylor Made and we’re excited to take delivery of our six BMW i3s in December.”

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