ACFO and EST seminar to turn fleet spotlight on EVs

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 16:00
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SPOTLIGHT: ACFO investigate EVs

The Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) are urging organisations to charge their electric vehicle knowledge by attending a special seminar.

Held on February 18, at BMW Oxford, the event sees ACFO join forces with BMW and other electric vehicle experts to provide managers with the very latest information.

Areas to be addressed include marketplace background, technology developments, the business case for EVs, charging developments and tax treatment.

There will also be insights into real-world EV operation from Alphabet and Phil Redman, ACFO Director and Fleet Manager at IBM UK.

The seminar will conclude with an open question and answer session.

Julie Jenner, Director at ACFO, said: “The government, motor manufacturers, such as BMW, and vehicle recharging companies are collectively spending billions of pounds on developing the electric vehicle market and bringing zero and ultra-low emissions cars and vans to the fore.

“Organisations are responsible for buying the majority of new cars in the UK and, therefore, fleet decision-makers have a critical role to play in helping to accelerate demand for electric vehicles if sales are to soar.

“However, we are aware of much uncertainty among fleet operators as to the viability of electric vehicle technology and the operational cost of such vehicles.

“This seminar will separate fact from fiction and give fleet decision-makers a clear understanding of the road ahead for electric vehicles in corporate applications.”

David Nicholas, Fleet Partnership Manager at the EST, added: “We are pleased to be working with ACFO to increase the knowledge and awareness of this new and developing technology.

“We look forward to this opportunity to discuss and address many of the common perceptions and areas of concern.”