Sustainable car and van leasing specialists, Fleetdrive Electric, have extended their product range to include an electric vehicle flexi-lease.
Fleet operators looking to explore how electric vehicles can realistically add benefit to their business can now try on a commitment-free flexible lease arrangement.
It is estimated that switching just one fleet vehicle to an electric alternative can reduce fleet running costs by up to £2,000 a year in fuel savings alone and save on average 1.6 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle.
Fleetdrive Electric, with their extensive knowledge and market-leading experience of electric vehicles, provide ongoing support to fleets making the switch to electric. This includes providing driver training to ensure that when a business makes the investment in this new technology they can ensure they are achieving optimum performance from the vehicles and getting the most economical benefit.
Driver knowledge and acceptance of electric vehicles can have significant impact on the efficiency of an electric fleet. A vehicle’s range can be significantly reduced if not driven correctly. Driving style and charging times are important considerations for a fleet manager.
Slough Borough Council are already using Fleetdrive’s flexi-lease arrangement to operate 2 Nissan Leaf electric cars. Following a sustainable fleet analysis with Fleetdrive’s award-winning team of experts, a number of practical operational uses were identified where electric vehicles could generate long-term savings for the Local Authority.
Cllr Satpal Parmar, Commissioner for Environment and Open Spaces, said: “We are always looking for new ways of encouraging more sustainable methods of travel, improving air quality and making the borough a greener and healthier place to live.
“Electric cars are the way of the future and I’m delighted Slough is leading the way with this trial.”
Mike Potter, Managing Director at Fleetdrive, says; “With driving costs as low as 2p per mile, and the commitment-free flexible leasing arrangements we can offer, electric vehicles make real business sense.“