In time for World EV Day 2022, Ogilvie Fleet has relaunched its free to use, online Electric Vehicle database tool under the name MiNextEV, which now includes information on every Electric Light Commercial Vehicle currently on sale or due for launch in the UK.
Remaining as a free-to-use tool for everyone, not just Ogilvie Fleet customers, the MiNextEV database is a central, independent, up to date and open-source hub for EV knowledge that uses jargon-busting language to make the potentially complex subject of electric vehicles easy to understand for everyone, not just experts.
The database can be accessed at MiNextEV.co.uk, through the Ogilvie Fleet website or via the award-winning Happy Drivers mobile app.
In response to the rising demand for electric vans and the rapidly expanding range of e-LCVs available, Ogilvie Fleet made sure to include these vehicles in the database as part of its re-launch. Ogilvie’s specialist commercial vehicle teams are supporting numerous commercial fleets with their transition to alternative fuels and the different set of questions and challenges it can bring.
MiNextEV gives users the ability to compare real-world ranges and charging times, crucial information for drivers assessing their needs in a vehicle. As real-world range figures can sometimes differ greatly from those given by the manufacturer, the database gives users the ability to make educated decisions based on vehicle usage.
Users can search and sort vehicles by price, range, efficiency, number of seats, body style, battery capacity, driven wheels and even availability allowing for rapid and precise comparisons between models.
MiNextEV also contains up-to-date information for both fleet managers and individual drivers, including the Benefit in Kind tax implications of each vehicle. With expert guidance and easy to understand terminology used throughout the directory, users gain clarity around a subject which can otherwise be confusing and hard to understand.
Nick Hardy, Sales & Marketing Director of Ogilvie Fleet commented: “As soon as the nationwide transition to EVs began, the feedback from our customers was that understanding the many different vehicles, ranges and battery types was confusing. As a result, we launched our EV Database to allow for easy comparisons to be made between vehicles, and we made sure to use jargon-busting terms throughout.
“The newly relaunched database rebranded as MiNextEV now includes vans too. This was a small segment, which contained very few options when we first launched the database, but which is now growing rapidly, both in the number of vehicles available and also in customer demand.
“We know that this new inclusion will allow businesses looking to investigate the electrification of their commercial fleets to gain an initial understanding of their options. If they want more in depth information, or wish to carry out a suitability analysis of their current fleet, Ogilvie Fleet are on hand to offer our impartial advice,” added Nick.
Because Ogilvie Fleet believes in aiding the UK’s transition towards greener, more efficient vehicles MiNextEV will always remain a free-to-use and open access tool, rather than something reserved just for Ogilvie Fleet’s customers.
Pictured: Ogilvie Fleet Sales Director Ashley Crookes