Fleets lead Britain in the race towards electrification

Fleets lead Britain in the race towards electrification

There are still plenty of unknowns in the UK’s race towards the 2030 combustion engine ban.

When are we going to have enough electric chargepoints to actually make this target viable?  

What can we do to drive uptake further and get more people switching sooner?

But one thing that’s for sure, and that’s that fleets are officially the shining light leading Britain’s cause.

And if your fleet’s already getting greener, I salute you.

A recent report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed some promising data for the future of EVs, with the number of electric sales doubling from 2019 to 2020.

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Despite the pandemic, just under 22,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were registered in December 2020, beating the record set just a few months before.

Last year, some 108,205 BEVs and 110,087 non-plug-in mild hybrids were sold, which is a massive step in the right direction.

And 68% of those registrations were from fleets!

Grants and tax incentives have been a major driving force in the electrification of British fleets, which serves to show what can be achieved when the Government listens to our needs.

But while it’s great news for the fleet industry, there’s still a long way to go if the rest of the automotive sector is to meet the 2030 target.

How far has your fleet got towards electrification? What more could the Government do or offer to help us go greener?

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