3 Reasons to Convert your Fleet to Electric Vehicles

16 February 2022

The transition to electric vehicles is a crucial step in helping to achieve the UK’s Net Zero target. New government plans unveil a ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars that will come in full force from 2035 in an attempt to achieve the UK’s Net Zero target to emit no carbon by 2050. In addition, there are another 145,000 charging points set to be installed on the roads across the UK to help and reach this goal.

According to a new survey conducted by Centrica Business Solutions, UK businesses are planning to spend £15.8bn on electric vehicles (EVs) between April 2021 and March 2022, a 50% increase in spending from the previous year.

As a business owner, you can create meaningful change and tackle the climate change issue by transitioning to electric vehicles and providing dedicated EV charging points for your employees. Whether it’s a hotel, car park, office, factory, warehouse, restaurant, stadium, leisure centre, retail or commercial property, an electric vehicle charging unit could benefit both your employees and customers.

In this blog, we’ve highlighted the key benefits why switching your fleet to electric vehicles will enhance your organisation and help the fight towards a more climate-conscious future:

1. Lower carbon emissions

When it comes to electric vehicles, the sustainability factor is a key element that should prompt you to make the switch to the greener alternative.

By transitioning your fleets to EVs, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and the global gas emissions, thus becoming a more sustainable and eco-friendly organisation. Electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, hence why switching to fully electric vehicles will reduce the environmental impact of your transportation and strengthen your sense of social responsibility as an organisation.

2. Reduced fuel and maintenance costs

The cost per kWh of electricity and the maintenance costs are far lower compared to diesel or petrol cars, therefore, electric cars have a reduced cost of ownership. While electric vehicles have fewer moving parts in the engine compared to the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, you should still consider general maintenance costs, such as for tyres or general wear and tear.

Without an ICE, you don’t have any oil to change or valves to clog up, which makes electric vehicles an ideal solution that can help protect the wider natural environment and achieve considerable savings on the long-term.

3. Enhanced employee satisfaction

Besides your business, implementing an EV charging infrastructure can provide multiple benefits for your employees too. For instance, providing smart-charging facilities will encourage drivers to become more confident and your employees to purchase electric cars for personal use and reduce their environmental impact.

Apart from lower fuel costs, better commute and a reduced risk of breakdowns, your commitment to become a more sustainable and forward-thinking organisation will drive your employee engagement, enhance your reputation and most importantly, improve their health and safety through less exposure to toxic gas emissions.

To stay ahead of the curve as a fleet manager, it’s important to do your research and regularly review your telematics data to optimise your fleet.

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At EV Charging, your safety is our utmost priority and we are dedicated to helping business owners to transition to EVs for an eco-conscious, better and safer future.

All of our electrical engineers are professionally trained and qualified with extensive experience and expertise in domestic, commercial and industrial environments. Get in touch with our team today and let’s begin your EV journey.