Are you a fleet manager taking steps towards converting to electric vehicles in your fleet? There will be plenty of questions for you to consider when making the switch. As experts in this field, here we offer some top tips:
Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and you need to move at a pace that suits you and your business. You may want to trial a few electric vehicles to start with in order to see the benefits or you might want to fast-track your plans. We have flexible levels of support which helps business and fleets of all sizes to make the switch to electric and we can cover everything from one electric company car to hundreds of them.
As with any change, there will be lots of smaller details that need ironing out and there will be an up-front investment of your time and finance to make the switch, but it is important to understand and focus on the clear financial benefits of an electric car. The lower cost ownership resulting from the reduced running costs, the cost-effective home or office charging, and lower operating costs of servicing, maintenance and repair will all combined balance out any larger initial investment. Don’t forget as well, that you will gain sustainability credentials for your business, by lowering your businesses impact on the environment which will give you both positive PR and a good feeling.
A company car can be seen as a reward for your employees’ hard work, and this can often act as a key HR retention tool. It is therefore important that you present the benefits and perks of electric vehicles so that they are as bought in as you are. Once you have done this and they are electric vehicle ambassadors, use them to help advocate them to the rest of the team! Electric Vehicles are becoming more affordable and are dropping into more achievable bands for employees. They have reduced running costs and can bring a drivers benefit-in-kind down considerably alongside getting access to the latest technology. What is not to love?
Going all-electric straight away might not be the right decision for your particular business or employees. Some of your drivers may be doing 20 miles a day and others doing 200! The requirements may be very different, and some may not even have the facility to charge at home. It is important to find the right type of vehicle for the right use and for the right driver and we can help you with that. Eventually, all fleets will have to switch to all-electric company cars, but the journey to get there is flexible. We can help you on that journey and make sure it is the right one for you.
You will want to make sure that you get your charging points installed by professionals. We can introduce you to a range of different suppliers for this and offer a charging infrastructure for everyone. Once you have signed up to your charger plan and picked your required installation date, we take care of the rest.
If you have any more questions about being EV Ready, contact us today and one of our advisors will be happy to assist you.