Companies considering adding electric vehicles (EV) to their fleets could receive a free EV Business Plan from Energy Saving Trust, as part of its ‘Plugged-in Fleets Initiative’.
The scheme, funded by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT), will see the Energy Saving Trust work with up to 20 fleets in developing detailed strategic plans for the introduction of EVs.
The initiative follows the publication of the Plugged-in Fleets Report earlier this year, which clearly identified that businesses can make financial savings when selectively introducing EVs to their fleets.
The scheme will lead the companies through a programme of work moving towards EV deployment through 2012, undertaking detailed analysis of each successful company’s fleet to identify where EVs will benefit their business, and develop a total cost of ownership model including infrastructure plans and costs.
Robin Haycock, Project Liaison Manager for the Energy Saving Trust said, “TfL and DfT have backed this initiative to bring the fleet analysis expertise of the Energy Saving Trust to fleets to help accelerate the drive towards plugged-in vehicles.
“Forward-thinking businesses know that sustainability is not just ‘doing the right thing’ – it can actually increase profits and reduce fuel consumption. We’ll be helping the leaders in the field make a real change this year.”
To apply, companies need to complete and sign an application form and a pledge. The deadline for applications is Friday 18 May 2012.
For more information, or to request an application pack, contact the Energy Saving Trust Transport Advice team on 0845 602 1425 or email@example.com.
To download the Plugged-in Fleets Report, click here.