While nearly a third of the UK’s biggest companies have committed to eliminating their carbon footprint by 2050, the UK Government is continuing to call on more companies to make the same commitment.
However, some businesses are reluctant to commit as they think that their company is too small to make a difference or that lowering their carbon footprint will be too challenging and possibly expensive.
With that in mind, how does “going electric” stack up as a business? Is there an environmental and business case for upgrading to an all-electric fleet?
Do Electric Vehicles Really Benefit the Environment?
It’s no secret that electric vehicles are better for the environment than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The UK Government has already acknowledged the harmful impact of traditional vehicles on carbon emissions and has since banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.
Electric vehicles are the greenest way to get around as they use less energy and can be powered using renewable energy. Fully electric vehicles release zero carbon emissions and their batteries can be recharged daily using renewable energy such as solar PV systems.
Electric vehicles will also continue to improve their range and efficiency through improvements in battery technology, meaning you can drive further for less. New EV technology, such as regenerative braking, will also help squeeze more range out of each journey.
How Can Electric Vehicles Benefit Your Business?
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. Businesses who invest in EV fleet purchasing or leasing can benefit from reduced costs and positive brand reputations.
Electricity is significantly cheaper than petrol and diesel. When businesses switch to EV fleets, they can reduce their operational costs as it’s cheaper to power and operate their vehicles.
Employees can also take advantage of the many public EV charge points across the UK, to keep their vehicles powered throughout the day.
Companies that rely on cars for business use will be glad to know that new EV models now also allow for driving ranges up to as many as 250-300 real-world miles per charge, challenging even the most efficient petrol and diesel engines. The increased mileage per charge will only continue to increase, likely surpassing the range of hyper-efficient ICE vehicles before the end of the decade.
Investing in electric vehicles can boost your brand reputation too. Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, and they increasingly choose to support businesses that share their values.
Switching to an EV business fleet will demonstrate that you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint to new and existing customers. Some UK businesses are even installing EV charge points on their premises for visitors, attracting more customers and promoting further positive marketing.
Why Choose Applegarth for Business EV Charge Point Installation?
For your business to thrive, it must adapt to the changing needs of consumers. Governments and companies across the world are prioritising reducing their carbon footprint. Switching to an electric fleet is one of the easiest ways for your business to go green and benefit from the positive aspects this burgeoning technology has to offer.
Applegarth has helped businesses of all sizes enjoy the benefits of renewable energy. As an OLEV-approved EV charge point installation company, we can provide OLEV grant support and high-quality EV charge point installation services. We install all major brands, and we can install charge points at employee homes to incentivise them to make the switch.
Our team has over 15 years of experience in renewable energy solutions and can assist with all your installation needs.
Get in touch on 0151 649 8350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our experienced team members will happily talk you through your options.