Increasingly, local authorities and even national governments are banning the most polluting diesel and petrol cars. Some have even announced a ban on all cars with combustion engines by 2030 or effective now in cities and urban areas.
At the same time, electric vehicles are slowly hitting the mainstream. More and more carmakers are introducing affordable EVs with ranges of well over 350 kilometers. So, is the time now to electrify your fleet?
Many international fleet managers ask themselves “To what extend can I optimally ‘electrify’ my fleet?” Electric cars are everywhere. Or, at least, you’d expect them to be everywhere, judging from the buzz that is going around in the fleet and mobility industry, which is getter louder year by year.
The answer to the question can be found in looking at the problem country by country. Realistically, each country has different circumstances, i.e. terrain, government incentives, taxes, public charging grid, maintenance grid, and many more. These have an effect not only on your TCO but they also effect the time drivers spend to get to the nearest garage, the time they (want to) wait at a charging station while their car is recharging, or even the time spend finding a charging station and planning trips.
Only few fleets are walking the talk. European-wide EVs don’t even represent 6% of new vehicle fleet registrations but that is likely to change now new EU regulations have fixed the threshold in 2030 for manufacturers to allow selling fully electric vehicles from that point on. To know where to go is to know the full picture.
The Business Lease E-mobility Factsheet sums up all the facts about; West versus Central Europe, the numbers of charging stations, the number of PHEVs and EVs, governmental regulations in Central Europe country-by-country and compares the facts between the countries. The E-mobility Factsheet is updated twice a year and therefor you are always up-to-date with the latest data about electric vehicle adoption and charge point infrastructure.