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There has been a lot of talk about the electric fleet cars in recent months. This has been fuelled by the government’s decision to ban ‘traditionally’ powered vehicles by 2040, leading manufacturers such as Volvo deciding to build nothing but hybrid and electric cars by 2019 and the introduction of the Tesla 3, arguably the most important car in the world. These announcements have caused great excitement in the fleet world – not least in the insurance sector as the number of fleet insurance quotes for electric vehicles has started to rise.
It’s already been branded as the most important car in history, and from a fleet vehicle perspective the Tesla 3 could be just that. Electric cars could offer a host of advantages for fleet managers – from cheaper fleet insurance to improved reliability and lower costs per mile. Historically, however, these advantages have been outweighed by the practicalities of range, limited availability of models and the cost of electric vehicles. If Tesla are true to their word that could all be set to change. In this latest blog from Getaquoteinsurance we’ll get under the bonnet of the Tesla promise, look at what the 3 and other electric cars could offer fleet owners in terms of benefits and consider an electric vehicle future.
2018 hasn’t been the easiest year to be a fleet manager. Fleet insurance quotes have risen owing to the changes in the Ogden Rate and rises in Insurance Premium Tax, the use of diesel vehicles have become more and more problematic with many hailing the death of diesel cars and fuel prices are back on the rise thanks to the fall in Sterling following last year’s Brexit vote. Yes, things are tough out there and with many predicting hikes in fuel duty come the Budget and with the electric fleets still just a nice idea for many, things look set to remain difficult.
Saving money on all aspects of running your fleet – be it saving on fleet insurance cover or saving on fuel costs – has never been more important. And to help you do just that, here’s our 2019 guide to reducing your fleet costs and keeping your vehicles where they belong: on the road.
Diesel is no longer the most popular fuel source for fleet vehicles in the UK. What was an unthinkable idea even a year ago has now become a reality according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) which reveal petrol now has 53.2% of the fleet market, up almost 13% on Q1 2017. That diesel has lost its fleet crown is a significant development and one that many environmentalists and advocates of clean air might well welcome.
We’ve heard plenty about electric fleet cars of late, but the idea of electric trucks hasn’t been anything like as well discussed. This is strange given that one of the main drivers behind switching to electric vehicles has been to clean up our air and large trucks – ones around 4 tonnes and above – can emit up to 150 times the pollution of a standard car.
Momentum is gathering behind electric trucks though. Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is unveiling its electric truck on the 26th October, closer to home companies such as Royal Mail and Ocado have begun trailing electric delivery vehicles. But what are the advantages to electric lorries? And what are the practical issues that need to be overcome to make them viable alternatives to traditional engines? Well, in this latest blog from Getaquoteinsurance, the truck insurance specialists, we’ll look at this in more detail and assess the viability of electric trucks.