LeasePlan UK, the world’s largest vehicle management group, has responded to the Platform for Electromobility’s report on electric vehicles.
LeasePlan UK’s Managing Director, Matt Dyer said: “Though uptake of electric vehicles is slow it has started to pick up pace within the UK. It wasn’t too long ago that the Government stated its intentions to invest in the UK’s electric car infrastructure and we are still waiting to see the shape this investment will take and the full impact of it. For LeasePlan, we believe electric vehicles are what’s next and have already started working towards our ambition of all our employees driving electric cars by 2021 as well as encouraging our customers to make the switch.
“Over half the cars on the road belong to companies and making the transition to an electric fleet is one of the easiest ways for businesses to lower their emissions and to help tackle climate change. The new initiative EV100 is not only committing to encouraging global businesses to switch to EVs but also to encourage members to build up electric charging infrastructure by 2030, which in addition to the Government’s investment should give UK businesses a strong infrastructure to depend on.”