Fleet Innovations receives Go Ultra Low company status
Fleet Innovations has been awarded the Go Ultra Low Company status, in recognition of its CleanCar solution.
The company say their CleanCar solution encourages the uptake of low/zero emission plug-in vehicles in the UK’s enterprise Fleet, company car and private motoring sectors.
Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said: “Thanks to the growing wide variety of electric and hybrid models now available and their cost-saving potential, this is a realistic and rewarding option for businesses large and small.”
Fleet Innovations says the recent government announcement to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, is making many organisations consider their options regarding transition strategies and timing to make the switch to EV usage.
Fleet Innovations MD Alex Baker explained: “There is no doubt many companies want to make the switch but there are also a large number who are not interested right now and will wait to see what happens. But, they need to consider the significant OPEX & CAPEX savings potential right away as they could be missing out on thousands of pounds in savings by not making the switch earlier. It can be a complex process to understand if the savings are viable, but our CleanCar solution simplifies and automates this process for both Fleet operators, private motorists and the company car driver.”
The CleanCar solution operates by using GPS to monitor a driver’s journey profile and creates a “suitability rating” whether to switch to full electric or hybrid, plus identifies which vehicles are best suited and calculates the cost savings on offer, according to Fleet Innovations’ MD.
Baker added “We have spoken to a few councils recently and it’s not clear to them where the money needs to be allocated in detail, however all the experts do agree that Electric Vehicles are part of the solution which is good news for the environment and the local council’s future transport operating costs.”
There has been 22,480 plug-in cars registered in the first six months of 2017, which is an annual increase of 14.3%. Approximately two thirds of electric vehicles bought go to corporate and public-sector organisations.
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