Chevin Fleet Solutions has released a new whitepaper, ‘Selecting Your Vehicles – the Right Fuel for the Job.’
The paper reviews the different fuel type options that are available on today’s market – including petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric – alongside both tax and legal changes that can have implications when choosing fleet vehicles.
Chevin’s managing director Ashley Sowerby said: “Having a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each fuel type available, as well as a good understanding of the cost elements is paramount when choosing vehicles.
Fuel selection has a considerable impact on the capital and operational costs on a fleet – where diesel was once the fuel of choice due to reliability, lower Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and driving range, recent changes to Government legislation concerning climate change and air quality have thrown vehicle emissions (and diesel vehicles!) into the spotlight.
In light of this, the paper references Government incentives that have been put in place to increase the uptake of ‘greener’ vehicles such as electric (EV) and hybrid (PHEV), and grant schemes against the cost of new purchases in support of achieving 50% of new vehicle sales by 2040.
“Our latest whitepaper reviews the recent changes in legislation and subsequent implications to fuel types, allowing fleet managers to evaluate all the options available to them before making investments in their fleet,” said Sowerby.