There are lots of advantages for switching to electric car leasing for your business, but it’s the cost savings on Benefit in Kind (BIK) and VAT that really make sound business sense. How to save on BiK Every employee who has the use of a company car for private use has to pay a Benefit in Kind (BiK) contribution. On [...]
Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly popular by the day in the UK. Statistics from UK’s transport revolution show how EVs have more than doubled in the north of England, rising to 74,677 in 2021. Today, there are over a quarter million EVs actively used— coinciding with the UK’s commitment to switching to zero-emission vehicles. In addition to developing EVs, more car companies [...]
The OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme offers a voucher-based incentive to businesses looking to install on-site charging infrastructure for drivers capped at £350 per socket. This is restricted to 40 sockets per applicant across multiple sites and equates to lowering a company’s overall EV charger installation costs by up to 75%.
Business Car Manager Ltd is helping to lead the way to 2030, when sales of petrol and diesel engines are scheduled to be banned, with the launch of a new Electric Vehicle media channel. From cars to light commercial vehicles, charging partners to infrastructure providers, Switched on EV gives clear and concise information on the areas you need to know [...]
Having the proper staff is particularly important for businesses that run small to medium fleet enterprise businesses (SMEs). As shared in our post on SMEs, even with limited resources, as many as 41% of fleets purchase their vehicles outright, which in turn creates some risk regarding profitability. Without good drivers, businesses can’t optimise output and make up for the costs of acquiring these vehicles. If you’re looking to hire the best possible drivers for your EV fleet, here are some tips to consider:
AX’s research revealed that the fleet managers of businesses yet to start their EV transition were expecting significant disruption to vehicle incident management processes as a result of electrification. However, those who had already begun the process of EV adoption said they had experienced less of an effect.
Electricity industry regulations were changed last year to require at least two visits to fit an EV charger, including one from a representative of an energy provider to fit the isolator. To reverse the decision or adopt a better solution requires agreement from around 40 energy providers – but that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. In the meantime, fleets and their drivers are having to wait long periods for their home chargers to be fitted while paying more, which is a genuine headache at a point in time when many fleets are enthusiastically pursuing electrification strategies
Trade organisation says that the recent scrapping of the plug-in car grant scheme could indicate that the government believes the EV market has now reached a point where it can operate with fewer or even no measures designed to speed and support adoption.
Developed by 3ti, designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs), Papilio3 tackles the UK’s need to expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ahead of the government’s proposed ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles in 2030. The unit is built around a recycled shipping container and can support up to 12 fast EV charge points. The solar and battery-boosted charging system optimises the speed of charge and reduces the carbon intensity of electricity used.
The new Electric Forecourt is one of the most advanced EV charging facilities in the world, hosting 36 EV chargers, including 22x high-power chargers with up to 350kW of power – the fastest chargers commercially available today, capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in only five minutes.
Online resource, expected to be launched at the end of Q1, will show where fleet drivers reside who need kerbside charging, generally because of living in a property with no drive, meaning private charging cannot be installed. The project will involve harvesting, cleansing and processing information largely provided by the AFP’s project team members, who are supplying data from their fleets at postcode geographies.
Shortages of petrol and diesel at fuel stations have not solely been down to problems with supply, but part of an ongoing shift in patterns of usage. The number of petrol stations in the UK has fallen by nearly a quarter in the past years according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Running an EV still requires a certain amount of forward planning. If you are an SME thinking about investing in an EV fleet best make sure you have the right charging infrastructure in the workplace.
A NEW report suggests that fleet managers are actively considering electric vehicles (EVs). But range is a key barrier to adoption. Other stumbling blocks include the high cost of EVs, speed of charging and poor recharging infrastructure. Nevertheless, there was acknowledgement that electric vehicles - plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) - are gaining more traction in [...]
PORSCHE has just demonstrated that charging an electric vehicle can be as quick as filling up with fuel. A 90kW Porsche electric vehicle was charged in under three minutes. The charge provided enough electricity for a 62 mile range. The charger, which is free to use, is located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg in Germany. Porsche says [...]
Smart Pod Point wall charger ELECTRIC vehicle chargepoints will only attract government funding if they are smart units, both at home and at work. Worth up to £500, the change in government support commences July 2019. Smart chargepoints, says the Department for Transport, must be capable of being accessed remotely, and able to receive, interpret and react to [...]
SMALL businesses and SME fleets should take greater consideration of the global warming consequences of their company car and business motoring policies. As evidence of global warming grows, companies need to change course over their fleet policies or face the consequences says fleet management specialist Fleet Evolution. After three years of static emissions growth, global carbon dioxide levels are on [...]