We recently worked with FleetWorld on their Leading the Charge EV survey, which asked fleet managers across the UK their thoughts on their electrification strategy.
The questions covered topics including barriers, expertise, strategy, charging and data. The aim was to see where the fleet industry is now and where it needs to be ahead of the government’s 2035 Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate.
Below is some of the key takeaways from the EV survey’s respondents:
- 100% of car-only fleets include plug in vehicles, but just 12.5% of van-only fleets include an electric vehicles
- The biggest driver for electrification was CO2 reduction, with 4 out of 5 fleet managers saying this was the main motivator. This is ahead of fuel costs (49%) and corporate image (44%)
- Almost 80% of electric cars users have access to a charge point at the drivers home, compared to less than 35% of vans. Conversely almost 90% of vans are charged at the workplace on employee-only chargers
- Less than 20% of those surveyed thought the UK has enough public chargepoints and just 29% think the current ones are easy to use
- 63% of fleet managers have reduced their operating costs since introducing electric vehicles
- There are a huge range of factors impacting EV strategy including;
– The lease/purchasing costs for over 70% of fleets planning to add more EVs
– Access to public charging for 53% of fleet not planning to add more EVs
- Lots of fleets are making significant infrastructure changes to support electrification including 85% already using or considering renewal energy such as solar panels. Whilst over 40% are already using smart energy tariffs to reduce workplace charging costs.
You can find out more about the EV survey and its results in FleetWorld’s December issue here. The survey was developed in conjunction with E.ON and was sponsored by Ogilvie Fleet, Mazda and Webfleet.
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