Could factor fleets ever go electric?

You may have already seen the news today that seven ultra-low carbon vans have been given discounts as part of a government scheme to get more businesses using EV vehicles.

Models from Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Renault all feature on the list of discounted vehicles, which are available with up to 20 percent (up to £8000) taken off the list price. Those companies able to claim back VAT stand to make further savings, too.

The SMMT in particular has hailed the announcement as helping to bring the UK in line with other European countries in advancing the case for electric vehicles. I can see why they might be a large benefit to some industries, but would EV vans be welcome in the aftermarket. Would they be practical for, say, a motor factor?

I can’t imagine factor fleets being swayed easily by the promise of lower emissions, and the relative shortage of EV components in circulation should something go wrong. Factors, would you consider such a move?

Published by Darrenmoss

CAT magazine's in-house reporter and self-confessed petrol head

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