The growing number of countries vowing to ban the sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles is expediting the transition to electric. In particular, the logistics and passenger transport sectors are moving towards renewable energies to help reduce their carbon footprint. Regardless of the number of vehicles, creating a sustainable fleet management strategy is one of the best ways to help reduce the impact of climate change. The question is not if, but rather how fast EVs will be widely incorporated into Irish fleets.
Transcending the benefit to the atmosphere, there are several other compelling reasons why fleet operators should consider electrification. Notwithstanding the large-scale initial investment, running an all-electric fleet will ultimately reduce operational costs by significantly improving the charge per mile and cutting maintenance spend. Branded electric vehicles will demonstrate the company’s commitment to the environment and make a positive statement to the community, whilst attracting like-minded customers and frustrating the competition.
Even in the face of recent periods of economic uncertainty, there has never been a more pivotal time for businesses to prioritise sustainability.