Lower mileages during the lockdown and an increasing likelihood of more people continuing to work from home means electric vehicles will come out of the crisis in a strong position, according to fleets.
Fleets considering electrification should “stay calm” and take a considered decision before making the move to EVs.
The fleet industry has an important part to play in the future of transport by providing vehicles and managing them efficiently, says Tomorrow’s Journey.
Fleets report fuel use fell by as much as 38% during the lockdown period as staff worked from home, and business trips were put on hold.
While talk of electrifying fleets has been growing, many organisations are still in the infancy of their journey to operating significant numbers of EVs.
Safety and risk management continues to be a major priority for fleets, with the process often beginning during the recruitment of a new employee.
Leasing works for electric vehicles over two to four years to enable the fleet to be renewed with the latest technology. However, every EV should be evaluated to ensure the right lease length.
Fleet decision-makers should share knowledge and strategy to get better deals from suppliers, says Pete Bell, senior category manager at Centrica.
Education and experience are two of the biggest factors which can help alleviate electric vehicle range anxiety.
Fleets want a greater choice of electric vehicles and want to be able to add them to choice lists now, but are prevented from doing so by considerable challenges.
Fleet decision-makers speak of the increasing challenges placed on them by increased focus on the management of the fleet, BIK pressure - and driver rebellion
Schneider Electric has launched an ultra-low emission company car policy as part of its efforts to cut CO2 emissions by 10%.
Many fleet operators just want to know the outcome of the Britain’s divorce from the European Union, whatever the circumstances.
Companies are generally comfortable with grey fleet as long as they have all the checks in place within a policy that mirrors/is the same as the company car policy.
Fleets have seen an increasing number of drivers opting out of company car schemes to instead take cash allowances.
The lack of knowledge about the van Worldwide Light vehicle Testing Procedure “really is frightening”, according to James Davis, director of insight and strategy (CV), Cox Automotive.
Legislation is a “hard hitter” in determining residual values fleet decision-makers need to be sensitive to.
Anti-terrorism and anti-theft devices are foremost in fleet managers’ minds – particularly those operating vans and trucks - when it comes to technology priorities.
Diesel is still an essential fuel for fleets as cleaner alternatives so far fail to achieve the economy and range it offers.
Fleet operators running electric vehicles (EVs) should adopt 'smart' options (incentives to change their charging patterns) to help electricity network
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