The first big companies to embrace electric vehicles in their fleet

Company fleets make up half of the vehicles on the UK roads. Therefore, it is no wonder that several businesses are turning to an electric vehicle fleet.

For example, BP, BT, Direct Line Group, Royal Mail, ScottishPower, Severn Trent and Tesco have committed to electrifying their fleet by 2030. These collective fleets alone count around 70,000 vehicles. As a result, their carbon output will reduce.

This guide will look at the companies and corporations that have already started the transfer to this fleet strategy, contributing to a greener tomorrow. Unsure where to start with electric vehicles? Take a look at our guide to choosing your first electric vehicle. Whether you’re an individual or part of a larger corporation, EVP Solutions can help you with outsourcing your fleet management strategy.

Companies moving to an electric vehicle fleet.

Baidu, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Heathrow Airport, HP Inc., IKEA Group, LeasePlan, METRO AG, PG&E, Unilever, and Vattenfall have committed to an integrated electric vehicle fleet in the coming years. Additionally, they are pledging to install EV charging stations for their customers and employees.

Other movers and shakers include NatWest’s initiative with Octopus Energy to install 600 EV chargers at its UK offices. In addition, Asda announced in July 2021 that they started the switch to an entirely electric fleet for their vehicles. This switch will take up to four years, with approximately 600 company cars belonging to the supermarket. 

The EV100 coalition is an initiative run by the not-for-profit organisation Climate Group, and aims to see all companies, globally, make the switch to an EV fleet by 2030. UK businesses, Tusker, Rentokil Initial, OVO, Tarmac and Drover have all committed to this initiative.

Why should companies integrate electric vehicles? 

Firstly, it is beneficial for the environment and the greater good of the climate. However, corporations and individuals can also save a lot of money by integrating more electric vehicles or going completely electric with their fleet.

Moreover, companies with partially or entirely electric fleets can benefit from government subsidies and tax breaks. As well as company car tax, by reducing your company’s carbon footprint, you’ll be lowering your carbon emissions tax, too. 

The benefits of outsourcing fleet management

Many businesses have opted to outsource their fleet management. Some of EVPs customers include; L’Oreal, Rentokil Initial, DogsTrust, Invesco and much more. There are many reasons why outsourcing your fleet management can help with operations: 

Time

Outsourcing an operation as time-consuming as fleet management allows more time to focus on the processes and internal goals within the business. 

Expertise

Our experts at EVP have years of experience, working across various industries that we can apply to your fleet strategy.

Cost

Our fleet management consultants offer the best advice you can get. For example, working with us can save you on average £605 per vehicle. Also, we endeavour to work out a fleet management plan that fits your budget.

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