Strong EV sales continue

Fleet experts see huge demand for EVs


Businesses are becoming increasingly switched on to EV use as fleet mobility service Alphabet announces that it has more than 3,000 electric vehicles on its fleet.

Beating its target for the year, demand for EVs has grown at a rapid pace according to the fleet experts. Since setting up the EV consultancy service AlphaElectric two years ago, Alphabet has noticed increasing numbers of companies looking to incorporate EVs into their fleets.

Now, more than 1,000 Alphabet customers have at least one EV on their books, from backgrounds as diverse as NHS trusts to technology giants. The company expects demand to continue to grow in 2016.

Daniel St Claire, e-Mobility Manager at Alphabet said: “Exceeding our 2015 EV target is not only proof that our electric vehicle 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. Appetite among companies for electric cars and vans just keeps growing, especially as the price of EV’s continues to drop and misconceptions are dispelled. As a result, in 2016 we expect to see the orders of electric vehicles continue to increase significantly.

“There is often misguided perceptions around range anxiety and the cost of electric vehicles. It’s Alphabet’s job to assess and prove the suitability of electric vehicles to a range of different customers, both in terms of funding and addressing practical requirements.”