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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.
Will we soon see fleets of electric cars on our roads? Electric cars seem to be everywhere at the moment; in the news, in the motoring forums and finally on our streets. With major car manufacturers such as Ford, VW and Honda seemingly pinning their futures on electric cars, and with the UK predicted to have more electric car charging points by 2020 than petrol stations, the momentum behind electric cars does seem to be building. The latest sign of mass adoption came last month when Uber rolled out an electric taxi fleet in London. But will they make it into the famously conservative fleet sector?