The GreenFleet 100 Most Influential list is a mix of individuals that have helped the transport sector become greener. These range from fleet managers to vehicle manufacturers, policy makers and green campaigners.
In August 2016 Kia introduced the its first hybrid, the Niro, and its early success of 1,000 units sold in its first seven weeks put it ahead of the predicted 4,000 sales in a full year. Kia has also just opened a flagship site in west London.
Erik Fairbairn, former Supercar club owner launched EV charging company POD Point in 2009. He made a promise to himself that he would find a way to compensate for all of the carbon he had added to the earth’s atmosphere during his supercar days.
Vince’s EV charging network, the Electric Highway, uses electricity from renewable sources for its 300 pumps across Britain. Whilst it was free to recharge for the last five years, the firm have charges.
2016 saw Volvo Trucks launch improvements on its FM, FMX, FH and FH16 model ranges by increasing engine fuel efficiency and improving aerodynamics, which can potentially reduce fuel costs by up to five per cent.
Trakm8 has been busy acquiring business, the most recent being Route Monkey, and has reorganised its businesses into four units: Trakm8 Fleet, Trakm8 Insurance, Trakm8 Optimisation and Trakm8 Automotive.
Following the launch of the Department of Transport’s consultation into making charge points more accessible, GreenFleet’s expert panelists give their views on the key factors that will shape the electric vehicle market’s development in the near future.
Our telematics expert panelists share their thoughts on how technology has helped drive down road emissions, how telematics grows the appeal of electric vehicles, and how autonomous vehicles could benefit fleets in the future.
Electric vehicles continue to go from strength to strength with manufacturers seeing record sales thus far in 2016. GreenFleet and its panel of experts evaluate how well-equipped the UK’s charging infrastructure is to support greater uptake.
Whilst still a small percentage of the overall vehicle market, the amount of electric vehicles in the UK is growing rapidly. GreenFleet and its panel of experts look at how the UK electric vehicle market and its incentive schemes compare to other European countries with an appetite for green motoring
Cyber security concerns are increasing as the fleet industry embraces greater connectivity. GreenFleet and our inaugural expert panel examine the latest cases of vehicle telematics hacking and how the industry is reacting to address the growing concern.
Month Three: A highly usable range and impressive cost savings are just two benefits of the Nissan Leaf 30kWh. What has it been like living with the world’s best-selling electric car over the course of three months, and what other enjoyable qualities does it have? Richard Gooding has the answers