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Scottish fleets receive EV transition support from electricity networks

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution, SP Energy Networks and EV fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobē have worked collaboratively through Scotland’s Bus Decarbonisation Taskforce to produce guidance on how fleet operators can switch to electric.

It outlines how fleet operators can make informed technology choices and work with their network operator to enable the charging infrastructure required.

As fleet operators look to replace their vehicles with greener alternatives, they will need to understand and analyse their current and future electricity and charging infrastructure requirements.

To support operators in their decarbonisation journey, Zenobē has published a guide to electric vehicle batteries and battery performance.

The distribution network operators’ (DNO) guide provides an overview of the engagement, design and connections processes for working with local network operators to enable the charging infrastructure required. 

Publication of Connecting Your EV Fleet: Guide for Fleet Operators and Leading the charge: electric vehicle batteries and battery performance for fleet operators has been welcomed by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), which is working to ensure that the four billion journeys made each year by bus and coach in the UK are aligned with net zero targets.

The guides were developed with all fleet operators in mind and are not just for bus and coach operators. 

SSEN and SP Energy Networks are hosting a webinar on 23rd March 2022 at 10am, that will discuss the published guides, outlining the various charging solutions and smart technology available, the key steps to consider before electrifying a fleet, and sharing case studies of some real-life examples. 

Stakeholders based in the north of Scotland and Central Southern England can sign up here, while those based in Central & Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North & Mid-Wales and North Shropshire can sign up here

Andrew Scott, director of connections at SSEN said: “We are committed to helping power our communities to net zero and are sharing guidance that will help smooth the customer journey.

"I would encourage all fleet operators to join our webinar and learn how to we can assist in their transition to net zero. 

“We have announced that we will invest £4bn in our networks up to 2028 to create the modernised local electricity grids of the future.

"We are delighted to be working alongside Transport Scotland, SPEN, CPT and Zenobē on this project and hope the guide will be a helpful resource for UK fleet managers across the wider transport sector.” 

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