March 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

  • Client News – Decarbonisation of public sector fleet project, project with a public body comes to an end.
  • EVP News – Tom and Dave head to Birmingham to attend the commercial vehicle show. Dave travels to Leicester for his next stage of AFP qualification.
  • Market News – EV driver cost savings increase compared to ICE, Government targets councils to help set up EV charging infrastructure.
  • Monthly question – Will fleet charging infrastructure needs be met by 2030?
March 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter – Introduction

EVP remain busy as summer looms

Welcome to EVP Solutions’ May 2022 Newsletter.

May’s newsletter comes as EVP continue to work with existing clients whilst procuring more public sector projects.

As the month ends, EVP has been awarded a new contract with another public body, focusing on the decarbonisation of their fleet. Additionally, our work with an existing client ends, finishing the last stages of the project.

May’s EVP team news sees Tom and Dave take a trip to Birmingham to visit the commercial vehicle show while Dave starts his next phase of AFP training.

Industry news this month focuses on the government plans to use local authorities to help support fleet charging infrastructure needs. Also, EV drivers see increased cost savings compared to ICE drivers as fuel costs continue to rise.

Lastly, our question this month asks will the UK’s charging infrastructure meet fleets needs by 2030?

Client News

May 2022 Newsletter – Client News

Decarbonisation of a Public Sector fleet

EVP Solutions are happy to share that we have agreed to support the decarbonisation of a public sector fleet.

As part of our responsibilities, we will provide expert strategy and analysis to help the client electrify their fleet.

We are looking forward to starting the project and working with the client in the upcoming months.

Public Sector fleet growth

Our project working with a public body has come to an end. EVP have thoroughly enjoyed our time working with the client, finding the task enjoyable and engaging.

EVP worked closely with the client to develop a strategy and associated processes to help decarbonise their fleet as part of their zero-emissions targets for 2030.

After such a rewarding time completing this project, we look forward to hopefully working with the client again!

EVP are experts in providing fleet decarbonisation strategies. Please feel free to contact us if we can help with your fleet goals.

Housing Association Publicity

Take a look at how EVP Solutions has helped and supported one of our clients brand new fleet!

May 2022 Newsletter – EVP News

EVP visit the commercial vehicle show

At the end of May, Tom and Dave headed down to Birmingham to attend the annual commercial vehicle show.

Both of them had a great time learning about new and existing technologies, engaging in conversations with professionals in the vehicle space.

Dave starts his next stage of AFP training

During May, Dave headed down to Leicester for two days to start the first stage of his AFP strategic training.

This part of the course comprises of six days of learning done over a six month period, further building Dave’s fleet knowledge and skills as he moves closer to gaining his AFP qualification.

Dave thoroughly enjoyed his time in Leicester and looks forward to finishing this stage of the course.

May 2022 Newsletter – Market News

EV and ICE drivers both see increased fuel prices

The price of fuel has hit a new record high of an average of 180.29p per litre for diesel vehicles due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

As mentioned in March’s newsletter, despite the Chancellor’s efforts to reduce prices through a 5p a litre fuel cut, the cost of filling your diesel vehicle continues to rise.

Drivers are now paying around 20.3p a mile for unleaded petrol and 18.6p a mile for diesel, compared with around 7p a mile for an EV.

However, despite rising energy costs, EV drivers still see greater cost savings compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) drivers.

Government targets councils to help improve EV charging infrastructure

In May, the Government announced that councils will be expected to work with local fleets to help set-up the UKs EV charging infrastructure.

Previously, there had been concerns over the structure in place to support fleets using EV’s, especially for long-distance journeys.

However, the chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has welcomed the government’s latest focus on fleets, highlighting the need for more chargers in the right areas to support the fleet sector’s commitment to EVs.

Additionally, The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy produced by the Department for Transport has recognised the needs of fleet operators and the role local and highway authorities must play to make the roll-out a success.

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates update

As fuel costs continue to rise, please feel free to take a look at the latest AFR figures.

Additionally, Advisory Electric Rates (AER) haven’t changed despite the rising cost of energy.

Buying your first EV

May 2022 Newsletter – Monthly Question

Will fleet charging infrastructure needs be met by 2030?

As mentioned earlier in the newsletter, the government are currently working on strategies to help support fleets make the EV switch.

However, fleet stake holders have labelled their concerns over the pressures of fulfilling their fleet adaptation ahead of the 2030 zero-emissions vehicle production deadline.

Arval Mobility Observatory’s latest barometer lists the 2030 deadline as the top concern amongst responders with 43% highlighting this as their biggest challenge.

Their concerns may stem from new research, suggesting that the UK may need up to 661,000 extra EV charge points to meet the phase out of ICE vehicles.

More recently, poor EV production rates and vehicle availability shortages have also added to concerns.

So, we ask our readers the following question:

Will fleet charging infrastructure needs to met by 2030?

A) Yes. Charging infrastructure will improve and adapt to the surge in EV demand.

B) No. The UK’s charging network will struggle to meet the increasing EV demand.

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