Report reveals that fleet managers still have EV concerns
A new report of UK fleet decision makers from bp reveals that only half have electric vehicles in their fleet currently (52%). Fifty-six per cent however, would be persuaded to switch if they could have greater confidence in the accessibility of the UK's charging infrastructure.
The research reveals that more than a quarter (27%) haven’t adopted EVs because they believe they cannot afford the up-front cost, while a further 25% think that EVs do not do enough miles and 24% said they don’t have time to charge whilst on the road.
bp has released its Future of Fleet report, in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University, which explores the challenges currently being faced when it comes to the adoption of EVs, and what decision makers feel will be the biggest challenges for their fleet in the coming months and years.
bp’s report also looks closely at the advances being made, such as bp’s Fuel and Charge card and app, which offers a seamless solution for fleet vehicles of all engine types. With a focus on end-to-end integration, mixed fleets have one card solution for all charging and fuelling needs.
BP pulse is also developing the largest UK charging network of ultra-fast chargers, with an aim of installing 700 by 2025, and 1,400 by 2030.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp pulse says, “We want to ensure that our fleet customers are able to transition to net zero emissions, which means having the confidence to drive to wherever they need to, whenever they need to.”