Electric Vehicles in fleets
Here at Run Your Fleet we have always had electric vehicles in our company fleet . Firstly with our Smart car EV and now with our new electric city car, the BMW i3. We are always interested in stories about electric vehicles in fleets, and have put together a roundup of recent EV stories in the press.
FleetWorld – Electric vehicles can benefit many fleets with varying profiles
“Electric vehicles can be utilised by many different fleets operating across a wide cross-section of age and mileage profiles, according to experts. Energy Saving Trust consultant Karl Anders told ACFO Electric Vehicle Seminar delegates: ‘What we have learned from our research and analysis across many different types of fleet operation is that there is no single bespoke profile.’”
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Energy Saving Trust – Companies could cut fuel costs by three quarters
“Businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75 per cent, according to a new report published Wednesday 23 January. And those organisations that operate vehicles with mileage below 80 miles per day would find that a pure electric vehicle fleet would meet their needs on a single overnight charge. These are the main findings of a new report on The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which is funded by Transport for London (TfL) and Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust in partnership with EDF Energy and Route Monkey.”
Read the full Energy Saving Trust – Companies could cut fuel costs by three quarters press release
Autocar – First all-electric taxi fleet launched in London
“London’s first modern fleet of battery-powered mini cabs has been launched by private hire company Thriev. Some 20 Chinese-built BYD E6 electric cars have been registered with Transport for London as private hire vehicles, rising to 50 by May. After that, says Thriev founder Arvind Vij, the company should be adding as many as 20-30 each month.”
Read the full Autocar – First all-electric taxi fleet launched in London article
Electric vehicles and fleets
In what circumstances would you consider electric vehicles for your company fleet? If you already have EVs in your company fleet, what was it that persuaded you to go electric?