Alphabet has announced that have leased over 700 electric vehicles to customers throughout the UK, surpassing their 2014 target.
AlphaElectric was born in November 2013 in response to the growing demand from fleets for EVs. Since the launch last year, Alphabet has taken a total of 738 EV orders, 493 more than its original 2014 target of 595.
Head of Consultancy Sales at Alphabet, Jon Burdekin, said: “The fact that we’ve exceeded our target is not only confirmation that our vision is correct and that we were right to place our full backing behind electric vehicles, but also of the value that our AlphaElectric consultancy service brings to customers. There is a clear appetite among organisations for electric cars and vans, and this is only going to increase as vehicles continue to drop in price and misconceptions are dispelled. As a result, in 2015 we expect to see the orders of electric vehicles continue to increase significantly.
“There are often misguided perceptions around range anxiety and the cost of Electric Vehicles. As consultants, it’s our job to assess and prove the suitability of electric vehicles to a range of different customers, both in terms of funding and practical requirements. That’s why we ensure we regularly analyse our customers’ fleets to ascertain if there’s a requirement or opportunity to integrate EVs.”
Alphabet has been a key promoter of electric vehicles and they are confident EV sales will contine to grow, expecting orders to double in 2015.
The company’s CEO, Richard Schooling, says “In particular, we’ll see further rapid growth in light commercial vehicles (LCVs) share of the EV market as more companies look to follow in the footsteps of companies such as Gnewt Cargo and Saga,”.
Business Car Manager, EV Fleet World