Energy UK has launched a new guide for fleets and businesses in Greater London to help them embrace electric vehicles (EVs).
The guide, ‘Connecting your Fleet’, provides clear advice to help London businesses understand the impact of EV charging on power supply and explains options to minimise the cost and complexity of a power supply upgrade.
Key options to consider, outlined in the guide, include making energy efficiency improvements, installing chargepoints that can charge smartly or installing on-site generation, among other options.
Emma Pinchbeck, chief executive of Energy UK, said: “To meet our Net Zero target and to improve air quality we need a rapid decarbonisation of transport. This guide will help fleets and businesses plan for the electric vehicle transition.”
The guide brings together a range of other resources to help businesses better understand the options they have, who to contact for further information and how to make the process quicker and cheaper. It also highlights case studies of London businesses already rolling out electric vehicles to their fleet.
Energy UK – the trade association for the GB energy industry – has led the production of this guide in collaboration with UK Power Networks, the network operator responsible for the electricity network covering the majority of Greater London, and with support from industry colleagues on the London EV Infrastructure Taskforce, including the BVRLA, Transport for London and BEAMA.
BVRLA chief executive, Gerry Keaney, added: “We are delighted that Energy UK has produced this guide for fleets that are considering installing EV chargepoints. Our members have told us that this can be a very expensive, confusing and time-consuming experience, particularly where the installation requires an upgrade to the local power supply. This timely guide sets out some of the challenges that can arise and provides some really useful tips and advice on how fleets can make the process quicker and cheaper.”