01 Feb 2022

With a fully electrified future getting closer every day, it is no longer just individuals considering making the switch to an electric vehicle. Businesses and fleet operators are also having to weigh up the pros and cons of EVs, with many having already made the decision to introduce EVs to their fleets.

So what are the advantages and best practices when switching your fleet to electric?

Low running costs

EVs have much lower running costs than petrol and diesel cars. On average, electric cars are around 70% cheaper per mile when charged at home overnight, and 40% cheaper when charged using a public network. Evidence also shows that EV service, maintenance, and repair costs are reduced by over 50%  in comparison to petrol and diesel cars. This is because fully electric cars have fewer components requiring maintenance, making any repairs or servicing cheaper.

 

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ULEZ and Congestion charges

Electric vehicles are exempt from all congestion charges, saving London-based fleets £15 per vehicle per day on average. As a result, fully electric fleets are highly sought after in and around the capital city.

 

Making the switch

Usually when a company decides to make the switch to electric, they will begin by adding a small number of EVs to their fleet as a trial. This allows the company to monitor the introduction, and collect feedback on the suitability of EVs in meeting the business requirements. Following a successful trial, the fleet electrification will progress, with more and more EVs being introduced to replace the existing petrol or diesel vehicles.

 

Opportunity and environmental targets

The electric future presents a great opportunity for companies to refine their fleets and develop a sustainable brand. This is a great way for businesses to showcase their contribution towards building a sustainable future, in turn attracting clientele wishing to support greener companies, and creating positive publicity. With all car manufacturers currently reinventing their models to prepare for the petrol and diesel ban in 2030, there is a constantly growing selection of EV makes and models, giving all businesses ample opportunity to find EVs that will meet their business requirements.

To find out more about how EVC can help you transition to an electric fleet, please visit out Fleet page here.

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