October 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter – Contents

  • Introduction
  • Client News – Construction Firm, Aerospace, Security and Defence company
  • EVP News – Angela Heneghan holiday, Dave Cunliffe graduation
  • Market News – Motor Fuel Group open their first all-electric charging station, EV charging legislation for new builds.
  • Monthly question – Vehicle charging – is the new legislation enough?

November 2021 Newsletter – Introduction

EVP continue their growth – despite the Winter’s cold!

Welcome to EVP Solutions’ November 2021 Newsletter.

As the first snow and frosts for Winter 2021 start to hit the UK, EVP Solutions have continued to win work, enabling us to continue simplifying our Client’s fleet.

This month, our client work includes a contract win with one of our regular customers, a large construction firm. Also, we completed an enjoyable project for a global leader in Aerospace, Security and Defence.

Outside of the office, the EVP team have been busy this month – including a holiday and a graduation ceremony!

Our market news covers a new all-electric charging station. Plus, there is some big news coming from No. 10 relating to new houses.

Lastly, our monthly question asks whether the new charging infrastructure legislation will be enough to meet demand.

Client News

November 2021 Newsletter – Client News

Construction Firm

Firstly, EVP has been engaged by a leading UK Contractor to undertake a Fleet strategy review. The Client has a fleet of over 200 vehicles, plus 1,000 cash takers. We will be reviewing the balance between their fleet, cash takers and feasibility of salary sacrifice to optimise strategy. Therefore, the review will improve their efficiency, enabling them to save time and money.

Plus, having worked with them before, it is great to be trusted to help them with other aspects of their fleet.

A Global leader in Aerospace, Defence and Security

November also saw EVP complete and implement a salary sacrifice scheme for an Aerospace, Defence and Security Company. The project was a great success, with the order portal receiving 20 orders in the first week.

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November 2021 Newsletter – EVP News

Angela Heneghan enjoys some Winter sun

This month, our Account Manager enjoyed some winter sun in the lovely Tenerife.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Ange’s trip to Tenerife was her first time abroad since October 2019!

While away, Ange and partner Phil had some lovely walks. Ange also had time to read Adam Kay’s ‘This is going to hurt – diaries of a junior doctor’ in the sunshine. But, of course, no holiday would be complete without some fine dining as well!

Welcome back, Ange.

Dave Cunliffe graduation

EVP also pass on our warmest congratulations to our graduate, Dave Cunliffe. Dave enjoyed his graduation ceremony with his family, travelling to Sheffield to wear the iconic gown and mortarboard.

Dave attended Sheffield Hallam University, achieving a First Class honours degree in Quantity Surveying. He joined EVP on a full-time basis at the end of August. Dave immediately demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to developing his fleet knowledge and helping the business in other ways, such as website development.

Well done, Dave!

November 2021 Newsletter – Market News

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) opens its first all-electric charging station

MFG, the largest forecourt operator in the UK, has opened its first all-electric charging station. The group, which includes big names such as Shell, Esso, BP and Texaco, have set up the charging station in Stretford, Manchester – just a couple of miles up the road from the EVP office.

The site comprises eight 150kWh ultra-fast charging points that can charge a vehicle in 20-40 minutes. This represents a significant milestone in the EV charging world, as the traditional fossil fuel ‘big players’ begin moving to electric.

Developers requirement to install EV chargers

In November, the Prime Minister outlined the latest legislation to try and increase the number of EV chargers available to the UK population. From 2022, all new homes, supermarkets and workplaces must have EV charging points as standard when construction occurs.

The Government believe that this new legislation will create 145,000 new charge points every year, ultimately helping build the infrastructure before the 2030 ICE ban.

November 2021 Newsletter – Monthly Question

Above, we outlined the legislation that will mean EV charge points must be built into all new homes, supermarkets and workplaces as standard.

However, Labour has criticised the plans. They believe the new legislation does not address that ‘London and the South East have more public car charging points than the rest of England and Wales combined’.

According to Zap-Map, this is true. London and the South-East have 44.5% of the UK’s charge points, Scotland has 10%, Northern Ireland has 1.2%.

Therefore, this leaves England and Wales (including other Isles) with 43.7%.

So, we ask our readers whether the decision to bring in legislation regarding private charging is entirely beneficial?

  1. This is what was needed. As long as chargers are being built, it doesn’t matter whether they are private or public.
  2. Private chargers are a good start, but public infrastructure requires improvement.
  3. There was no need to improve private charging availability – plus, it mainly affects those buying a new home.

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