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TMC partners with Jacobs Douwe Egberts to electrify fleet

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The Miles Consultancy (TMC) has partnered with Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) UK & Ireland, as they look to fully electrify its fleet by the end of 2022.

TMC said it will assist in the process of transferring its fleet from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric plus add a layer of compliance through its occupational road risk programme.

JDE has set its sights on moving each of its employees over to either an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) by the end of the calendar year.

TMC said it will establish where EVs can be deployed using its E-feasibility solution, which analyses the trip data and identifies compatible drivers while considering the range of the current EVs on the market.

Once implemented, TMC can reimburse JDE drivers through the chosen ‘actual cost self-declaration’ method that is available, executed using the energy tariff information provided by the driver while also combining any on road charging costs.

TMC will provide the auditing on where people are charging to ensure drivers are not frequently charging vehicles at the higher cost charge sites, it says.

John Mayor, HR shared services manager at JDE, said: “We’re excited to become early adopters of a fully electric or plug in hybrid fleet of cars to offer to our associates.

“Not only does it offer several environmental advantages, but by working closely with TMC our associates can enjoy additional benefits like reducing costs and admin with the new mileage capture and reimbursement models.

“We believe this is a huge step in the right direction and will be the start of bigger changes in this area for JDE.”

TMC’s partnership with HSBC will provide JDE with a fuel and charge card for drivers that has coverage at 92% of electric charge points in the UK, eliminating the need for a ‘pay and reclaim’ process, the company said.

TMC said its mileage capture and audit service will provide recording of business mileage and reduced admin for drivers, while also ensuring that JDE remain HMRC compliant by having its employee’s journeys logged and trips checked.

JDE will also be taking on a Visa to Drive package for each of their cash allowance drivers.

TMC will assist in certifying that each driver has the appropriate business mileage insurance cover and completes the necessary vehicle safety checks, while all drivers will submit a DVLA licence check to cover JDE’s occupational road risk.

JDE are also utilising TMC’s partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles to launch a salary sacrifice scheme later in the year.

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