Commercial electric vehicles and fleet management
Commercial electric vehicles and fleet management

Electric vehicle fleet charging solutions

Commercial electric vehicles and fleet management

The adoption of EV fleet vehicles in the UK has been increasing year on year, underpinned by supportive policies and technology advances. There are a number of reasons why the switch to EV is becoming increasingly attractive for fleet managers.

Improving electric vehicle charging for fleet services

Incentives for fleet EV

A host of incentives are now in place encouraging businesses to consider electrifying their fleets. Such incentives include the plug-in vehicle grant, and the OZEV workplace charge scheme, which covers the cost of install and purchase of EV charging devices and EV management systems. Going electric also allows businesses to capitalise on the benefit in kind (BIK) tax benefit, an incentive that half of UK fleet managers have predicted will lead to an increase in uptake of commercial electric vehicles.

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Cost saving with EV fleet vehicles

More and more businesses are waking up to the cost savings they can achieve through switching out their combustion engine vehicles to make way for EVs. Fleet electric vehicles are not only cheaper to run, they are also cheaper to maintain due to the vehicles consisting of fewer moving parts.

These lower maintenance and ‘whole life costs’ have been acknowledged by businesses as one of the largest incentives for companies switching from an internal combustion engine to electric.

Cheaper to run

Cheaper to run

Fleet EV cars have significantly reduced fuel costs in comparison to their combustion engine counterparts

Low maintenance costs

Low maintenance costs

Electric vehicles consist of fewer moving parts ensuring they will require less maintenance over their lifetime

Scheduled charging

Scheduled charging

Capitalise on off-peak electricity rates to maximise cost saving on charging your fleet

Demonstrating social responsibility with fleet electric vehicles

Fleet electrification demonstrates an active effort in achieving UK Net-Zero targets, whilst enhancing the business’s image to appear both socially and environmentally conscious. Public concern over both global warming and air pollution has heightened within recent years, a trend that has been further accelerated as the pandemic has opened our eyes to how air pollution makes us more vulnerable to disease.

This rise in public concern for environmental issues has been reflected in commercial fleets across the UK, with the need to meet corporate sustainability targets cited by 58% of businesses as the most influential reason for an increase in EV adoption.

Understanding electric vehicle fleet management

RFID cards for electric vehicle fleet charging

Manage the charging of your fleet using RFID cards for each employee to monitor charging for each vehicle, track charging expenses and the cost of energy consumption. RFID cards can also help to prevent unauthorised access in areas that are open to the public.

Choose the right EV charger for your fleet

For most fleets, the optimum option is to install a greater number of chargers capable of slow to fast charging – 7kw to 22kw – which can typically charge a car from empty to full in 3-4 hours. Some charging units offer a range of charging outputs subject to the car being charged and the level of power available.

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Efficient fleet EV charging load management

The ability to manage capacity across multiple vehicles (load management) is essential for effective fleet management to ensure your operations are not disrupted by too much drain on power when charging your fleet.

This is where smart load management is essential, allowing fleet managers to set a maximum level of power that can be drawn to the chargers at any one time.

Charging can also be scheduled for off-peak hours, allowing you to benefit from reduced energy costs

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Our commitment to living sustainability

We plant a tree for every EV unit sold.

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Why choose us

Providing sustainable solutions

Providing sustainable solutions

We look for sustainability in all of our solutions and our AQM will help to improve the air quality in our towns and cities.

Experienced professionals

Experienced professionals

We have been providing technology solutions within the industry for over 30 years and are highly experienced in what we do.

Service add ons

Service add ons

We offer more than just the service. We also offer additional installation and maintenance services, providing full support from start to finish.

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Pilot Group have successfully helped a large number of different companies find solutions, saving them money, energy and time.

Pilot Group Limited,
15 Carnarvon Street,
Manchester M3 1HJ
+44 (0)160 659 6622