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New online EV rental platform is UK-first, says Nexus

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A new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) online rental platform for business use has gone live from Nexus Vehicle Rental as part of its revamped IRIS V5 rental management system.

Nexus’ EV rental platform can be used by fleets to trial EVs on a short-term basis and to plug EV procurement supply gaps

Said to be a first within the corporate rental market, the platform will enable businesses to trial EVs on a short-term basis as well as helping to plug gaps in EV supply; due to high demand, orders of electric fleet vehicles can take up to six months for delivery.

CEO David Brennan explained: “It is a big decision for businesses to switch to EVs and sensible phasing-in is needed. The dedicated platform eases the process by assisting our clients to gradually trial and transition to EVs by avoiding large upfront expenditure. EV adoption will take time and the scale of available vehicles will now start to grow.”

The new platform forms part of the latest version of IRIS, which provides access to more than 550,000 vehicles from more than 2,000 locations across the UK and has been updated to bring enhancements in ease of use.

Brennan continued: “We are constantly looking to develop our services with new and innovative software and IRIS is our flagship product that facilitates this. We know our clients will appreciate the new look and feel of the platform and this should help to streamline rental management further, ultimately driving cost savings through innovation.”

To complement the platform launch, Nexus has also created a dedicated EV guide – the latest in its Glovebox Guide series – to highlight the benefits of operating EVs within fleets while offering practical advice to drivers. To download the guide, click here.

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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.