As a fleet manager, you need to determine if an alternative fuel vehicle is going to be right for the fleet management budget you have and the processes you have established. There are a number of benefits that are associated with going down the EV route. Below, we will take a look at them in further detail.
One of the reasons why a lot of business owners do not consider plug-in electric vehicles is because they deem them to be too expensive. However, it is important to look at the overall picture when thinking about the costs. You need to factor in the reduced TCO, lower Class 1A National Insurance Contributions, and generous BIK tax advantages for your company. When you take that into account, it is not difficult to see how an EV can actually be more beneficial on the cost front.
You also need to consider the fact that downtime is going to be reduce for your drivers because you will have fewer repairs, maintenance, and servicing, as there are not as many moving parts with these sorts of vehicles.
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The charging infrastructure and charging points
With government grants you can easily get a charging point installed at your home for overnight charging. Within the past few years the infrastructure for charging has increased and with the demands for electric vehicles growing this will continue to expand.
Charging for employees at the workplace
When looking at options for offering charging at the workplace with research there is options that allow businesses to easily install charging points.
Are electric fleet vehicles cost effective?
When looking at options for electric vehicles the cost upfront will look higher, however over the vehicles lifetime it will work out to be cheaper. This is because with less moving parts, no need for fuel and slower wear and tear on parts, costs over the vehicles lifetime are lower.
Do your employees travel?
If your employees travel for work you need to take into account the miles they do, with each new electric vehicle released battery capacity is increasing allowing for them to travel a longer distance. If you business is local and employees don't need to travel far and EV could be prefect, however is some employees need to travel hundreds of miles you should factor in stops they may need to take for charging.
Electric vehicle maintenance
With any vehicle if you maintain them they will have fewer problems or issues. When it comes to EVs because they have fewer moving parts there is less to check and replace is something goes wrong. The main concern people have is around the battery but it can be 10 or 20 years before this need to be replaced and many manufactures will offer warranty and plans which include battery maintenance and checks.