An overview of electric and smart vehicles that introduces the main technologies available for ultra-low emissions to help businesses invest in low carbon transport and move away from petrol or diesel-fuelled vehicles in a cost- effective way.
More and more businesses are incorporating electric vehicles into their fleets, and readers of this publication may well be intending to do the same. There are a number of advantages to using EVs within your company’s vehicle fleet.
Published March 2019
The use of ULEVs (Ultra-low emission vehicles) in the UK has been increasing rapidly over the past five years. This has been facilitated by ever improving battery technology, expansion of charging infrastructure, and continued government support. For businesses, however, the switch to ULEVs is driven by seeing real cost savings, while improving service offerings and reducing the environmental impact of their business.
This overview will help you decide if electric vehicles and smart vehicles are suitable for your business and demonstrate best practice to realise the greatest savings from employing this technology. Investing in new technology can also be expensive, so this publication will outline how to build a suitable business case, as well as provide information on existing government incentives for ULEVs.
This 17 page guide is aimed at businesses of all sizes and may be useful for members of staff across your business. It may be particularly useful for fleet managers looking to optimise existing vehicles, finance controllers evaluating cost saving opportunities, or employees looking to purchase their own personal ULEV.
Publication date March 2019; Publication code CTV073.
Information in this report was correct at the time of publication.
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