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‘Major knowledge gap’ could hinder fleet adoption of electric vehicles

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An increasingly evident “major knowledge gap” could be hindering fleet adoption of electric vehicles, with much greater work needed to prevent misinformation among businesses and drivers.

Licence Bureau says a lack of clear, transparent, readily available information is resulting in business drivers holding back on committing to EVs 

According to Licence Bureau, while electric vehicles are a hot topic right now in the mobility sector, a lack of clear, transparent, readily available information is resulting in business drivers holding back on committing to EVs due to uncertainty around their suitability.

The firm also says businesses should be doing more to support employees with the decision-making process by focusing on their driving profile and understanding the benefits – or otherwise – that adopting EV mobility may have.

Licence Bureau is taking action itself through its newly introduced Empowered Driving, Empowered Plus EV module, which has been designed to provide practical advice and insights.

The 30-minute EV module can be added to Licence Bureau’s Empowered Driving course designed to provide business drivers with the tools necessary to enhance driving safety.

Martin Starkey, training development manager, said: “The uptake of EVs is actively being encouraged to the UK business sector with financial incentives, and is seen as a key breakthrough market, but the reality is overcoming the knowledge gap, amongst both businesses and individual business drivers, could prove the greatest challenge.”

He added: “Through education, and dispelling the common myths relating to EVs, businesses and drivers alike will be much better positioned to make decisions based on data and facts in order to support their driver compliance strategies.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.