Are electric vehicles on your radar? Or do you like the idea of an electric vehicle but implementing them at work seems a world away?
We all know the obvious environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle, but have you thought about the commercial benefits and the positive impact they could have on your business?
In today’s blog we discuss the additional benefits when driving an electric car at work.
Boost your bottom line
If you’re considering switching your fleet to electric you could significantly reduce your transportation costs.
Electric vehicles are less expensive to fuel, especially with the costs of petrol and diesel increasing daily. As an example, fuel for 100 miles would cost your business £2 – £4 for an electric car compared with £17 – £20 for a petrol or diesel car. In addition, studies have shown that electric vehicles, which have fewer moving parts, are cheaper to maintain and therefore help to reduce your fleet maintenance costs.
Another way to boost your bottom line, is by utilising any off-road parking spaces and installing electric vehicle charging points. Charge points demonstrate your green credentials and promote new visitors to visit your site and learn about your business. Studies have shown that generally more affluent people drive electric vehicles, so by installing electric vehicle charging points you are encouraging high net worth individuals to visit your business premises.
Keeping streets accessible for your team
In an attempt to clean up London, the government has stated that by 2020, vehicles entering the area currently covered by the congestion charge will have to pay additional fees unless they meet exhaust emission standards.
Ultimately the question we need to be asking is, how long will it be until other cities like Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds follow suit? The UK is among 13 members of the Zero Emission Vehicle Alliance to have pledged to make all passenger vehicles “zero-emissions” by 2050, meaning that to meet this, cities across the UK will need to follow.
Should your business and fleet be preparing for these changes?
Positioning for a competitive edge
Customers generally trust and are more likely to do business with a company who cares. Why not care for the world we live in as much as you do your customers and suppliers.
The image of a brand or business can be significantly bolstered if people see that the business is working towards an environmentally friendly stance by switching to an electric fleet. Switching to electric is a demonstration of strong green credentials, which can give companies a competitive advantage with their customer base, supply chain and talent acquisition.
Is now the time for you to improve your image and make the switch?
Time to recharge
At Norcroft Energy, we have installed both domestic and commercial electric vehicle charging points for customers across Yorkshire. Now is the time to recharge, protect our environment, and prepare for a better future.
Talk to us at Norcroft Energy today about electric vehicle charging points and the funding available to help you and your business make the switch to electric.