With the future and speed of recovery within the fleet industry still unclear, the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting lockdown, has been dramatic.
Many public sector fleets are now assessing the impact and reviewing their fleet profiles to make sure they can adapt and thrive in a radically different world.
One area where COVID-19 will accelerate change is the journey to electrification. With the drop in air pollution levels seen as one of the few positive effects of lockdown, the inevitable shift to electric will happen at an increased pace.
This presents the public sector fleet with an opportunity to be at the vanguard of this change and reduce their carbon footprint by optimising vehicle usage and transitioning to ULEVs.
While the electric vehicle revolution is clearly upon us, there are still many barriers that fleets need to overcome to make it a reality – the road to electrification can often seem a daunting one.
Our suite of Total Fleet Solutions can support your journey to electrification. Whether you need help reviewing your existing fleet or want to implement solutions to help the transition, our frameworks and category experts are here to help.
The transition to electric
Telematics – The newly launched CCS framework for Vehicle Telematics & Hardware Solutions provides access to 19 suppliers across two lots offering a range of products and services to help effectively manage a fleet.
Charging Infrastructure – The CCS Dynamic Purchasing System for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions went live in May and provides access to the installation of charge points for public sector fleets and their workforce, home charging and vehicle charging facilities for the general public.
The CCS Fleet portal – a digital platform providing access to vehicle quotes reflecting the Vehicle Purchase framework discounts and live lease quotes from providers on our Vehicle Lease, Fleet Management & Flexible Rental Solutions framework.
For shorter-term requirements, or as a potential option to ‘try before you buy’, flexible rental is also an option worth considering and this is available within Lot 4 of RM6096.
Fuel Cards – Fuel Cards and Associated Services framework is here to help customers easily procure alternative fuels by providing access to more than 7,000 electric charging points and over 7 hydrogen locations.
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