LeasePlan Electric vehicle revolution

Fleet EV Readiness

The transition to electric vehicles can seem like a huge undertaking for fleets, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. Based on our experience working with businesses of all sectors and sizes, LeasePlan has broken the process down into manageable segments with advice to help guide you forward. But first, we need to run through a few short questions to identify where you are on that journey. Let’s get started…

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2. Your fleet

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How is your fleet made up?

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3. Road to zero

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Where do you consider your organisation on the road to zero?

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4. Objectives for EV transition

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What do you want to achieve / what is driving you?

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5. Vehicles and Journeys

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Have you carried out an overall company view analysis of your current vehicle mileages and journeys?

Have you looked into plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle alternatives for your current petrol/diesel vehicles on fleet?

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6. Organisation set up

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Have you communicated to business about intention to switch to EV?

Have you looked at installing chargepoints at work?

Have you modelled demands for chargepoints?

Have you made a public commitment to net zero emissions?

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7. Driver suitability and impact

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Have you carried out any individual driver suitability assessments for electric vehicles?

Have you carried out a chargepoint audit of drivers?

Are you looking to adapt driver training for EV drivers?

Have you reviewed how it will impact your company car scheme? (Cost savings, cost neutrality, change in grades, exceptions)

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8. Cost considerations

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Have you run a whole-life cost analysis on vehicles?

Are you aware of the grants available for vehicles and charging points?

Are you aware of the tax incentives?

Have you looked at driver home energy reimbursement?

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Societal pressures on businesses have never been more fluid. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and travel, and sustainability – both environmental and social – is a mainstream concern. Consumers and employees are paying ever-closer attention to the organisations they buy from and work for, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

Fleet electrification is an important component of a more sustainable operation. Road transport accounts for 20% of CO2 emissions, and introducing electric vehicles is an important step towards changing company culture, as well as reducing environmental impact. Your answers suggest this process of futureproofing is already underway, and sustainability is driving fundamental change within your organisation.

We’re here to help

LeasePlan is leading by example; our global fleet of 1.9m funded vehicles is on a roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and we’re helping our employees adopt electric vehicles where possible. High standards for societal wellbeing and environmental performance are fundamental to our company culture, and expected of suppliers, too. It’s first-hand experience we can employ to help your business keep ahead of whatever comes next.

Societal pressures on businesses have never been more fluid. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and travel, and sustainability – both environmental and social – is a mainstream concern. Consumers and employees are paying ever-closer attention to the organisations they buy from and work for, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

Fleet electrification is an important first step towards futureproofing your business and making sustainability part of the company culture. Your responses suggest there is already an awareness of the benefits, and change is underway. A public commitment to net zero, or a fully electric fleet, can help highlight ongoing efforts while also sharing knowledge with similar organisations. Examples include:

  • The Go Ultra Low Companies initiative is promoting the efforts of UK organisations as they transition to electric fleets. It’s open to operators in public and private sector operators who have already transitioned 5% or more of their fleet to electric vehicles. More information is available here.
  • The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative is aiming to put five million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. It’s bringing together 100 global companies to do so. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Electric Fleets Coalition was founded by BT Group, and will bring together large organisations to help demonstrate demand, steer policy and share knowledge. For more information, click here.

LeasePlan is also able to draw on its own experience. Leading by example, our global fleet of 1.9m funded vehicles is on a roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and we’re helping our employees adopt electric vehicles where possible. High standards for societal wellbeing and environmental performance are fundamental to our company culture, and expected of suppliers, too. It’s first-hand experience we can employ to help your business keep ahead of whatever comes next.

Societal pressures on businesses have never been more fluid. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and travel, and sustainability – both environmental and social – is a mainstream concern. Consumers and employees are paying ever-closer attention to the organisations they buy from and work for, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

Fleet electrification is an important first step towards futureproofing your business and making sustainability part of the company culture. Your responses suggest there is already an awareness of the benefits, and change is underway. A public commitment to net zero, or a fully electric fleet, can help highlight ongoing efforts while also sharing knowledge with similar organisations. Examples include:

  • The Go Ultra Low Companies initiative is promoting the efforts of UK organisations as they transition to electric fleets. It’s open to operators in public and private sector operators who have already transitioned 5% or more of their fleet to electric vehicles. More information is available here.
  • The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative is aiming to put five million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. It’s bringing together 100 global companies to do so. For more information, click here.
  • The UK Electric Fleets Coalition was founded by BT Group, and will bring together large organisations to help demonstrate demand, steer policy and share knowledge. For more information, click here.

LeasePlan is also able to draw on its own experience. Leading by example, our global fleet of 1.9m funded vehicles is on a roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and we’re helping our employees adopt electric vehicles where possible. High standards for societal wellbeing and environmental performance are fundamental to our company culture, and expected of suppliers, too. It’s first-hand experience we can employ to help your business keep ahead of whatever comes next.

Societal pressures on businesses have never been more fluid. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and travel, and sustainability – both environmental and social – is a mainstream concern. Consumers and employees are paying ever-closer attention to the organisations they buy from and work for, and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

Fleet electrification is an important first step towards futureproofing your business and making sustainability part of the company culture. Although this can sound daunting, LeasePlan has a wealth of information available to help steer you through the first stages of your transition.

Getting Started: An Introduction to Home Electric Vehicle Charging

Plugging in at home is the most convenient way to charge an electric vehicle. Our guide includes the available funding, eligibility and the most commonly asked questions from drivers. Click here to find out more.

Getting Started: An introduction to Workplace Charging

Grant funding is also available to support extensive workplace charging infrastructure, encouraging drivers to switch to electric vehicles and supporting fleet electrification. Click here to find out what’s available.

Getting Started: The Basics of Public Charging

The UK has thousands of charging points strategically located alongside major routes an destinations nationwide, and access is becoming increasingly straightforward. To find out how, click here.

Getting Started: Reimbursement for Electric Vehicles

An effective reimbursement policy for electric vehicles can make a significant difference to your business’s bottom line. This guide gives an overview of what you need to know.

We’re here to help

LeasePlan is leading by example; our global fleet of 1.9m funded vehicles is on a roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and we’re helping our employees adopt electric vehicles where possible. High standards for societal wellbeing and environmental performance are fundamental to our company culture, and expected of suppliers, too. It’s first-hand experience we can employ to help your business keep ahead of whatever comes next.

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Although electric vehicle technology is advancing quickly, there are still lifestyle changes involved in making the switch. Your responses suggest you’re getting a clear idea of which drivers are suitable, and where those challenges might lie. However, for effective deployment, it’s also worth considering the following:

Familiarisation:

Just like petrol or diesel vehicles, published efficiency data doesn’t necessarily reflect real-world results. Electric vehicles reward smooth driving, and the range and charging speeds can drop off significantly in cold weather. Familiarisation with features such as regenerative braking and cabin pre-conditioning is important, and access to convenient charging at home and/or work will also help drivers get the most out of their vehicles.

Communication:

Demand for electric vehicles is growing organically, but effective communication can help increase uptake. The results of the recent Department for Transport behavioural study suggest drivers are conscious of incoming bans on combustion engine sales in the UK, but also influenced by figures highlighting the growth of the market. Highlighting positive experiences can be an important component of encouraging change.

Managing Plug-in Hybrids:

Plug-in hybrids can be a useful stepping stone for drivers, familiarising them with their daily mileage and charging routine. However, real-world efficiency relies on a large share of driving being carried out on battery power. This makes them sensitive to correct deployment and usage, and unsuitable for drivers who do not have access to a chargepoint at home or work. Our guide to plug-in hybrids includes tips for getting the most out of these vehicles, and this is available here.

Electric vehicle technology is advancing quickly, but there are still lifestyle changes involved in making the switch. Your responses show you’re heading in the right direction and getting a sense of where those challenges might be, and how to solve them. Here are some ideas for the next steps.

Raising Awareness

Demand for electric vehicles is growing organically; two thirds of those surveyed for LeasePlan’s 2020 Mobility Insights Report said they felt positive about going electric, and almost half (44%) said their opinion had become more favourable during the last three years. However, an effective communication programme can help encourage further uptake.

The results of a recent study for the Department for Transport assessing influences on electric vehicle uptake suggests drivers are keen to stay ahead of the 2030 ban on non-hybrids and influenced by current market trends towards electrification. Highlighting real-world experience from other drivers can also create demand.

Changing Habits

Despite advances in electric vehicle range and performance, getting the most of the technology requires some behavioural changes. This could include specific driver training, but it will be worth familiarising users with features such as cabin pre-conditioning and the benefits of smooth driving to help extend the range.

Still Undecided?

Organisations looking to familiarise themselves with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles can also take advantage of LeasePlan Flexible. This provides rental periods between 84 days and two years, so vehicles can be assessed as part of your fleet and changed to suit shifting requirements. Click here to find out more.

Electric vehicle technology is advancing quickly, but there are still lifestyle changes involved in making the switch. Your responses show you’re beginning to get a sense of where those challenges might be, and how to solve them – but there are some areas of focus required. Here are some ideas for the next steps.

Raising Awareness

Demand for electric vehicles is growing organically; two thirds of those surveyed for LeasePlan’s 2020 Mobility Insights Report said they felt positive about going electric, and almost half (44%) said their opinion had become more favourable during the last three years. However, an effective communication programme can help encourage further uptake.

The results of a recent study for the Department for Transport assessing influences on electric vehicle uptake suggests drivers are keen to stay ahead of the 2030 ban on non-hybrids and influenced by current market trends towards electrification. Highlighting real-world experience from other drivers can also create demand.

Changing Habits

Despite advances in electric vehicle range and performance, getting the most of the technology requires some behavioural changes. This could include specific driver training, but it will be worth familiarising users with features such as cabin pre-conditioning and the benefits of smooth driving to help extend the range.

Still Undecided?

Organisations looking to familiarise themselves with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles can also take advantage of LeasePlan Flexible. This provides rental periods between 84 days and two years, so vehicles can be assessed as part of your fleet and changed to suit shifting requirements. Click here to find out more.

Electric vehicle technology is advancing quicky, with an ever-increasing choice of variants, longer ranges and faster charging times. Driver perception is improving too; two thirds of those surveyed for LeasePlan’s 2020 Mobility Insights Report said they felt positive about going electric, and almost half (44%) said their opinion had become more favourable during the last three years.

Assessing where these vehicles might fit your organisation and employees is an important step towards identifying opportunities for electrification. Our driver suitability tools can help get this process moving, providing an assessment within minutes. These are available below:

Effective Charging:

Access to charging was cited as a barrier to going electric by 40% of drivers surveyed for the latest LeasePlan Mobility Insights Report. However, the results of the Department for Transport’s recent driver behavioural study suggests this is largely about perception; a lack of visibility rather than an actual shortage of charging points.

Our Electric Vehicle Insights Hub addresses common concerns in the following guides:

A Stepping Stone

Plug-in hybrids can be a useful option for familiarising drivers their daily mileage and a diligent charging routine. However, real-world efficiency relies on a large share of driving being carried out on battery power. This makes them sensitive to correct deployment and usage, and unsuitable for drivers who do not have access to a chargepoint at home or work. Our guide to plug-in hybrids includes tips for getting the most out of these vehicles, and this is available here.

Organisations looking to familiarise themselves with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles can also take advantage of LeasePlan Flexible. This provides rental periods between 84 days and two years, so vehicles can be assessed as part of your fleet and changed to suit shifting requirements. Click here to find out more.

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The business case for electric vehicles is improving all the time, and the UK already offers a comprehensive package of support for organisations to convert their fleet. In the latest LeasePlan EV Readiness Index, which assesses factors including order take, charging infrastructure, incentives and running costs, only Norway and the Netherlands ranked higher in Europe.

Your answers suggest you are already familiar with the potential whole-life cost benefits, and how this can offset a higher screen price for the right users. However, incentives can change with little or no warning – such as the reduction and new requirements for vehicle grants, which were imposed in March. Current grant levels and funding details are outlined in the latest LeasePlan Fleet Funding and Tax Guide, which is available here.

Our Electric Vehicle Insights Hub also includes a detailed guide and tool for calculating electricity costs per mile. This can vary significantly depending on the vehicle and how it is charged. Click here to find out more.

There are also opportunities for organisations adopting electric vehicles to earn money back from investments in infrastructure. These include:

Monetising charging facilities:

Businesses in the retail and leisure industry can make charging points available to visitors, increasing the time they spend on site and potentially creating a revenue stream.

Balancing the grid:

Organisations investing in local generation (such as solar or wind) or energy storage can significantly reduce fleet running costs by charging when it’s cheapest and supplying power back to the grid during peak demand periods. Centrica provides solutions which can automatically manage supply and demand, details of which are available here.

The business case for going electric is improving all the time, and your responses suggest you’ve really started looking for opportunities to do so. Our team of consultants can help model your fleet requirements and highlight where electrification will make a real impact on your bottom line. We also have a wealth of resources available online available for you to use.

Fleets switching to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have a comprehensive package of incentives and grant funding available. The UK ranked third in Europe in the latest LeasePlan EV Readiness, which assesses demand, infrastructure and support for electric vehicles, and new models can meet a much broader range of fleet needs. However, incentives can change overnight – such as the reductions in plug-in vehicle grants announced in March.

LeasePlan’s Fleet Funding and Tax Guide provides a full list of current incentives, and this is available here.

Electric vehicles are also cheaper to run, with reduced service and maintenance costs and significant reductions in fuel expenditure – typically the second largest financial burden for fleets. Our Electric Vehicle Insights Hub also includes a detailed guide to calculating electricity costs per mile, and this can vary significantly. Click here to find out more.

With growing awareness of air quality and climate change, establishing a salary sacrifice scheme can also provide an affordable way for drivers to move into electric vehicles. LeasePlan’s detailed white paper is available here.

The business case for going electric is improving all the time, and your responses suggest you’ve started looking for opportunities to do so but there is still some way to go. Our team of consultants can help model your fleet requirements and highlight where electrification will make a real impact on your bottom line. We also have a wealth of resources available online to get this process started.

Fleets switching to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have a comprehensive package of incentives and grant funding available. The UK ranked third in Europe in the latest LeasePlan EV Readiness, which assesses demand, infrastructure and support for electric vehicles, and new models can meet a much broader range of fleet needs. However, incentives can change overnight – such as the reductions in plug-in vehicle grants announced in March.

LeasePlan’s Fleet Funding and Tax Guide provides a full list of current incentives, and this is available here.

Electric vehicles are also cheaper to run, with reduced service and maintenance costs and significant reductions in fuel expenditure – typically the second largest financial burden for fleets. Our Electric Vehicle Insights Hub also includes a detailed guide to calculating electricity costs per mile, and this can vary significantly. Click here to find out more.

With growing awareness of air quality and climate change, establishing a salary sacrifice scheme can also provide an affordable way for drivers to move into electric vehicles. LeasePlan’s detailed white paper is available here.

The price of electric vehicles has declined significantly over the last decade, driven by economies of scale and improving technology. Research from BloombergNEF show battery pack prices alone are 89% lower (per kilowatt-hour of capacity) in 2020 than they were in 2010. This means manufacturers can offer more range for a lower cost, and further reductions are projected for the coming years.

However, as vehicles are usually more expensive to acquire than petrol or diesel models, the full benefits show up in whole life cost analysis. The UK has a comprehensive package of incentives and grant funding for electric vehicles and charging equipment, ‘fuel’ costs can be four times lower than a petrol or diesel model and maintenance is cheaper too. Electric vehicles are also energy agnostic; so organisations generating their own electricity from renewables can make further savings.

LeasePlan’s team of expert consultants can help. We provide a detailed fleet analysis which will model total cost of ownership and highlight where different vehicle types would offer an advantage. A full list of the latest incentives for fleets is outlined in our Fleet Funding and Tax Guide.

Our Electric Vehicle Insights Hub includes a detailed guide and tool for calculating electricity costs per mile. This can vary significantly depending on the vehicle and how it is charged. Click here to find out more.

Salary sacrifice schemes can provide an affordable way for drivers to move into electric vehicles. LeasePlan offers a guide to this.

If you’d like to view our current electric vehicles on offer, visit our website or you can call us on 0345 250 0000.

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