Electric vans could save London businesses millions a year

September 27th, 2013 Comments Off on Electric vans could save London businesses millions a year

Businesses in LondonNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » could save collectively save £200 million a year if just ten per cent of the vans registered in the cityPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » were electricNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... », according to new analysis from the Energy Saving TrustSiemens delivers EV infrastructure packages in South Tyneside and Dorset. Read more ... ».

Firms could save 75 per cent in fuelFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » costsRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... », while also benefitting from plug-inWhy UltraLow Emission Car? #ev. Read more ... » van grantElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » supplements, 100 per cent capital allowances and exemption to the London CongestionWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » ChargeRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... »-which alone could save them around £2Electric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... »,200 per van a year, if they drive through central London on a daily basis.

Thanks to the city’s support for electric vehiclesNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... », there are now over 1First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... »,300 publically available charge pointsNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » in the Greater LondonUltra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » areaWembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... », as part of the Source LondonAnswered: Response from Source London Electric Charging Scheme.. Read more ... » schemeElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... », making it even easier for businesses to make the switchElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... ».

Caroline Watson, Knowledge Manager at the Energy Saving Trust, says: “There is a strong businessFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » case for the adoption of electric vehiclesGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » and this has been shown through our freeFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » analysis of business fleets. The financial benefits through going electric are clear and relevant to all businesses, whether you’re in the private or public sector or an SME or a larger organisation.”

The Mayor of London, Boris JohnsonWill London embrace the Bollore's 'mobile love nest' electric cars? Good Question.. Read more ... » said: “It’s clear that London’s businesses can make big savings by converting their fleets to run on innovative electric technologySunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... ». In turn, they will be helping to improve the capital’s air1/2: Ultra low emission motoring in the UK information including the government’s long-term commitment to this issue. Read more ... » quality, reduce carbon emissionsGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » and support jobs in this sector.”

Plugging in to electric vans

Through its Plugged in Fleets Intiative (PIFI), the trust has been encouraging businesses to switch to electric vehicles. Last year’s initiative, managed by EST and funded by the Department for TransportWell done Corby: Electric Vehicle Charging Points Launched. Read more ... » and Transport for LondonConsultation Update : Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. Read more ... » helped fruit fruit delivery business,  Fruit 4More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » London commit to going 100 per cent electric.

Through the free PIFI review Fruit 4 London found that it would save £9000 per vehicleRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... » through switching to electric vehicles. If these savings were made by just ten per cent of vans registered in London switching to electric this would equate to the £200 million savings.

Laszlo Mulato, Director of Fruit 4 London, says: “After taking part in the Energy Saving Trust’s free PIFI analysis, we now know that we can go 100 per cent electric. The review showed us that going electric is the best business decision when expanding our fleetPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » based on the impressive costElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » savings.

“Since working with the Energy Saving Trust, we have acquired our third electric vehicleNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » and plan to adopt more as we grow as an organisation.”

Following the success of PIFI, the Energy Saving Trust has received additional fundingWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » from the Office for Low Emission VehiclesWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » (OLEVElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... ») to establish the PIugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 (PIFI 100). The initiative offers 100 organisations in EnglandGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » the opportunity to receive free analysis and guidance on how plug-in vehicles could workWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » for them. Energy Saving Trust is working in partnership with EDF Energy and Route Monkey to deliver analysis which includes advice on electric vehicle infrastructureGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » and optimising electric vehicles useWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... ».

Half of the places for PIFI 100 have already been allocated, from SMEs like Fruit 4 London to larger organisations such as Iceland and Carillion. Other participants include Red Bull, Hobart UKNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... », Birmingham City CouncilGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... », South EastElectric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... » Coast Ambulance Service, and the University of Leeds.

To register an interest in taking part in PIFI 100 visit the EST website.

Oddly despite the huge cost saving potential of electric vans, demand has been low so far, with recent data revealing that uptake of the Plug-in Van Grants-worth up to £8Siemens delivers EV infrastructure packages in South Tyneside and Dorset. Read more ... »,000 per van-have actually fallen-27Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... » per cent in the first six months of 2013, comparedTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » to the previous six months. Just 119 plug-in grant eligible vans registered in the first half of 2013 compared to the 163 registered in the second half of 2012.

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