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Alphabet more than doubles ULEV fleet in 2016

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Alphabet more than doubled its fleet of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles last year following deliveries of 3,619 units. 

PHEV badge on back of Mitsubishi Outlander

In 2016, Alphabet delivered over 10% of the UK’s total number of electric and PHEVs eligible for the Government’s grant.

The fleet leasing and mobility specialist’s total fleet portfolio of ULEVs reached nearly 7,000 at the end of 2016, a 220% increase over the year.

In 2016, Alphabet delivered 10.2% of the UK’s total number of ULEVs eligible for the Government’s grant.

David Bushnell, product manager for Alphabet, commented: “Alphabet has a strategic commitment to deliver more sustainable mobility solutions for corporates, public sector organisations, SMEs and employees. So our support of ULEVs is a practical demonstration of this approach, reflecting our customers’ appetite for these vehicles as an important part of their fleets.”

He added: “We’re helping customers either to try these vehicles for the first time to see their benefit, or work with those customers who have dipped their toe in but need further support to drive greater EV adoption within the fleets, whether that is in terms of home, workplace and on the move charging or driver education and awareness. With the price of fuel creeping up again there is a financial and environmental case for ULEVs as company vehicles, in spite of the mixed messages coming from the Government following last year’s Autumn Statement.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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 edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.