Alphabet orders account for 10% of 2016 EV sales

Alphabet orders account for 10% of 2016 EV sales


Business vehicle specialists Alphabet has revealed that more than one in ten plug-in car grant eligible cars and vans sold in the UK last year was ordered by the company.

With Alphabet’s fleet of 3,619 ultra low emission vehicles delivered in 2016, the firm’s orders accounted for 10.2% of the 35,447 PiCG-eligible vehicles registered in 2016.

The company’s ULEV fleet reached almost 7,000 vehicles by the end of 2016 too, seeing an increase of 220% over 2015’s figure.

David Bushnell, Product Manager for Alphabet, said: “Alphabet has a strategic commitment to deliver more sustainable mobility solutions for corporates, public sector organisations, SMEs and employees. So our support of ULEVs is a practical demonstration of this approach, reflecting our customers’ appetite for these vehicles as an important part of their fleets.

“Over the twelve months of 2016, Alphabet’s ‘vehicle parc’ of EVs and PHEVs in the UK saw phenomenal growth – more than doubling in size – and our customer order bank continues to grow.

“The technology behind EVs and PHEVs continues to develop at pace in terms of range and charging time, while the choice of vehicles available to meet the varied requirements of fleets both large and small is constantly growing. Similarly, the charging infrastructure continues to expand in urban and suburban areas plus along the motorway network.”