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Energy Saving Trust launches ULEV analysis for fleets

The Energy Saving Trust is launching a review service which will identify opportunities for fleets to deploy ultra-low emission vehicles and to quash misconceptions about the technology.

Kia Soul EV

Fleets will be able to get advice as to where electric vehicles could work within their business.

Targeting SMEs with between 20 and 100 vehicles on their fleet, it’s part of a Department for Transport-funded scheme designed to help reduce the £1bn in fuel wasted each year by English businesses.

Participants will be offered information on the different drivetrains, including range and fuel type, with a whole-life cost analysis and support to arrange site surveys for installation of infrastructure such as charging points.

Andrew Benfield, Director of Transport at the Energy Saving Trust, said: “A common view we have encountered is that hybrid vehicles are considered too expensive, but it may be that operators aren’t adopting a whole-life approach to measuring this.

“Factoring in fuel costs and National Insurance contributions – both of which are linked directly to the vehicle’s CO2 emissions – are the two most important elements in addition to lease price, service and maintenance costs as well as congestion charges that should be considered.

“Little changes like this will help businesses make more informed vehicle choices, which can make a big difference to lifetime running costs, which is why we would encourage people to get in touch and find out how our Fleet Services can help your business realise the benefits of cleaner and greener vehicles.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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