Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming the new normal, with the government making the move to EVs the first major step towards a net zero emissions future.
However, during this transitionary time many businesses are still uncertain about the cost implementations of fully embracing electric. Before making the leap, they have questions that need answering. What are the upfront costs? How will they impact the business in the long run? And is there money to be made?
Fortunately, gone are the days when electric was just the greener option. Today’s electric vehicles and charging infrastructure are not only proving more affordable than petrol and diesel—they’re giving businesses a competitive edge. Whether you’re supporting your staff, fuelling your fleet, or catering to a new green culture, in this guide we’ll explain why electric is the most cost-effective option for your business.
As a society we are increasingly environmentally conscious and aware of the need for positive change around emissions. And as a nation we have a national end date to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
It is a legally binding long-term goal, set out in 2019 by the UK Climate Change Act and introduced following advice from the Climate Change Committee (CCC). Since then, even in this short space of time, the UK has made huge strides - particularly within the public sector.
Many local authorities have introduced their own, more ambitious targets to meet net zero carbon and emissions goals. New green projects are regularly being commissioned, using both new and existing technologies. From our survey, covering 107 public sector employees across the country, the vast majority of respondents (85%) felt their organisations were on track to contribute to meeting the 2050 goals.
Climate change has become increasingly important to our public sector organisations and their strategies for the coming years, with key steps needing to be taken across the country to mitigate impacts and reduce carbon emissions. Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has been earmarked as one of the leading, early solutions; an accessible entry level step to help make a difference in the short term, as we look to introduce broader, longer term societal shifts.
But with no two public sector organisations being quite the same, where do organisations need to look in order to understand and implement the necessary support and infrastructure for effective EV adoption? What are the challenges, and crucially how does the public sector overcome these in a cost effective manner?
To pose those questions to the experts, Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts sat down with David Butters, General Manager responsible for E.ON Drive, at E.ON UK. When it comes to overseeing EV adoption and infrastructure in the UK, David is one of E.ON’s go-to minds.
2030—the government’s deadline for the end of petrol and diesel vehicle sales—is approaching and that means electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a far-off dream—they’re quickly becoming an everyday reality, that’s soon to be the norm for the majority. This sweeping change will have implications for your customers, employees, and operations, and by acting today you can ensure you’re not only prepared for 2030, but fully embracing the benefits the electric revolution can bring. But what do you need to do to be ready for 2030 and how can you turn these changes into a competitive advantage?
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