Electrifying your fleet: a word from phs Compliance

Last updated: 10th January 2024

Businesses with net zero targets are on a tight deadline to make the move to electric vehicles. However, there are many practical challenges still to overcome. Following on from the ‘Electrifying your Fleet on the Road to Net Zero’ webinar (sponsored by phs Compliance) Natalie Morden, Sales Director at phs Compliance, gives her advice on accelerating the transition.

“The benefits of electric cars, vans, lorries and buses are clear. There are lower C02 outputs, reduced fuel costs, fewer vehicle VOR issues and greater driver comfort, thanks to the engine noise reductions. Of course, there are fantastic CSR and new business opportunities that also come with making the transition to EV.

“However, there is a lot to consider in order to make the move successfully. To begin with, you need to secure investment for the upfront cost and ensure you have the right EV model for your business. In order for the move to have the impact required, careful thought needs to go into an appropriate charging infrastructure too.

“EV is a fast-moving market and there are new, innovative technologies emerging all the time. It’s important to stay ahead of the game and exploit these opportunities where you can. Smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) are already shaking up the energy system. V2G allows you to sell excess energy stored in an electric vehicle’s battery back to the National Grid to help energy supplies at times of high demand. It’s a great way to boost revenue and justify the initial EV costs, plus you are playing your part in energy saving in the UK.

“Once you have the technology in place, it is vital that your business remains compliant, and the equipment is correctly maintained. As the employer, it is your duty to protect the staff, members of the public and also property from any harm or damage.

“There is a lot to consider, and a lot at stake, so seeking advice from a specialist like phs Compliance to support the transition to EV is always advised.”

phs Compliance supports all electrical infrastructure requirements for electric vehicles, including the design and installation of EV points and regular maintenance to protect equipment and ensure compliance, with inspections and testing services carried out by experienced and fully qualified engineers across the UK.

For more information and advice please contact Natalie on 07753301861 or nataliemorden@phs.co.uk.

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