As a fleet manager, there will be numerous elements you need to factor into your plans, but have you considered offering a company electric car? As well as saving money there’s plenty of other reasons why going electric makes perfect business sense.

Don’t get left behind

“Businesses having confidence in electric vehicles is crucial to end the UK’s contribution to climate change and improve air quality for all.” Did you know that British companies are going to be spending around £12 billion switching their cars to electric vehicles over the next two years? Alongside this, the government said in their latest statement that they are aiming to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by the year 2035

Reduce your carbon footprint 

With the UK in lockdown over the last few months the reduction of daily global emissions was down by 17%. In the current climate, more and more people are becoming conscious of their carbon footprint, so it’s increasingly important for businesses to do the same. Benefits such as zero pollution and zero CO2 emissions mean that having a fleet of electric cars presents your business as forward-thinking and environmentally aware.

Why pay more?

We realise that electric vehicles may initially appear as the more expensive option, but in the long run, they will save your company money. The biggest change will come on the 6th of April when they become completely exempt from company car tax. Eligible EVs are also exempt from the London congestion charge, cost as little as 3p per mile to run and employees can save nearly £1,000 a year in fuel. In terms of savings per vehicle, the average savings on a saloon car is up £200, so when it comes to saving money the statistics do speak for themselves.