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EST promotes benefits of EVs in video

Available here, the video follows on from the success of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI) run by the EST and also covers the latest Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 scheme.

The original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which was funded by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT), was run last year to demonstrate how public and private sector organisations in the UK could significantly reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions by integrating pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles into their fleets.

A total of 61% of the organisations that the EST worked with last year on PIFI have stated they have or intend to acquire plug-in vehicles, with the majority of organisations realising the benefits if they’re prepared to upgrade their fleets. One of the main benefits is the potential to reduce fleet fuel costs by up to 75%, helping to protect businesses from the impact of rising fuel costs.

The video contains examples of PIFI success stories from City of York Council, Fruit 4 London and Tristar Worldwide Chauffeurs that are all saving money and carbon with plug-in vans and cars. Plus Energy Saving Trust experts Pete Lunt and Caroline Watson talk about our on-going work with electric vehicles in the UK.

The video is launched as the EST offers a further 100 organisations the opportunity to receive free analysis on how plug-in vehicles could work for them under the PIugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 (PIFI 100). Current PIFI 100 participants include Red Bull, Hobart UK, Birmingham City Council, South East Coast Ambulance Service, and the University of Leeds.

To register an interest in taking part in PIFI 100, email [email protected] or call the Energy Saving Trust transport team on 0207 227 0310. More information on PIFI 100 can be found at www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/pifi

To watch the video, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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