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Electric vs Petrol ownership costs

Electric vs Petrol ownership costs

 Electric vs Petrol ownership costs

Electric vehicles (EV’s for short) are the coming thing in motor transport; some of the major
manufactures such as Nissan with their Leaf model have made serious inroads into the private vehicle sector and in the next two years all the big manufacturers are planning to release a range of fully electric vehicles.


In this article we are going to take a look at the average costs associated with owning an EV priced against the average amount of money customers pay for a new car in the UK (£33,559) using PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) over three years, which is currently the most popular method of financing a new car in the UK.


To start with, it is worth stating that electric cars are more expensive like for like than equivalent petrol or diesel model. As an example, the base model Nissan Leaf starts at £27,995 whilst an equivalently specified Nissan Qashquai starts at £19,995. Volkswagen completed a survey of the public in 2018 and one of the public’s concerns was the initial outlay required to purchase an EV. However, as more manufacturers get on board with manufacturing EV’s the cost will be driven down to become more in-line with more conventional vehicles.


To make things fair we are going to take two vehicles one electric and one petrol, priced the same on a 3 year PCP deal covering 10,000 miles annually. It’s important to note that at the end of the three year period, the vehicle will be worth a pre-agreed amount that takes into consideration the value of the car at the time you started the agreement and the value at the end of the agreement. You normally have two choices at the end of the agreement, which is to either pay the final payment or continue with a lease on a new vehicle. Now different vehicles will depreciate a different amount over their lease period, but to keep things simple we are going to assume that they have depreciated the same amount, so the final payment is the same


The initial value of the car is £29,000 and we are going to put a deposit of 10% down, the dealer is going to make a contribution of £1000 towards the deposit and our final payment is going to be £19,000. There is interest applied to the amount borrowed during the lease period, on average this is 7%. In total this leaves us with £6100 to be financed over the lease period. This would leave us with monthly repayments of £299.


So far our cars are both costing the same each month. However, the petrol car is of a higher spec, it has a better interior trim level, sporty alloys with low profile tyres, parking assist and a heads up display – the EV doesn’t have any of this as I’m paying for the technology that’s involved in making the EV a viable driving alternative to the petrol.


Based on just the figure above, when looking at what you get for your money, the petrol car is so far coming out on top. The next thing we are going to look at is running costs, starting with tax. Now tax varies depending on the CO2 emissions of the particular vehicle. My petrol car sits in the middle of these bands. This means for the first year I pay a fee of £165 and every year after that I pay £140. This means my total over three years is £445.



My EV however produces no CO2 emissions; this means that my tax is £0, which is an immediate saving.


Cost of fuel is the next thing most people think of. My petrol car consumes fuel at an average of 38 mpg, which is about normal for a modern mid-sized petrol engine covering the 30,000 miles over the three years in my lease; this is going to cost me approximately 12p per mile or £3600 total over the three years.


My electric car has an average range of 150 miles on a full charge. To fully charge my car at home cost approximately £6.60, or 3.5p per mile. Over the three years of the lease and covering the maximum 30,000 miles this is going to cost a total of £1050.


All in all I have saved £2550 in fuel by using an EV.


Insurance is the next consideration. Here is where EV’s lose out to more conventional vehicles. Because the technology is new and the numbers are still small compared to petrol and diesel cars, insurers do not have a huge bank of information regarding repair costs etc to draw upon, as a result EV Insurance premiums can sit around 25% more expensive. In this instance my petrol car has cost me £475 per year to insure, giving me an overall cost of £1425 for the three years. My EV is 25% more expensive so costs me £593 per year, totalling £2375 over the 3 years.


Servicing costs also need considering. My petrol car cost me an average of £550 in servicing costs per year over the three year period for a total of £1650. My EV costs £300 per year over the three year period for a total of £900. This cost saving is down to a mixture of parts and labour saving with the EV. The EV doesn’t use the same amount of consumables as the petrol car such as oil and filters.


There is one additional cost to owning an EV that is worth considering however and that is a dedicated charging system for your home. The advantage these have over using a conventional domestic socket circuit and a charging lead is the speed with which they can charge the vehicle. Using a normal circuit it can take up to 13 hours to charge a Nissan Leaf for example, from empty to fully charged. A dedicated charger can reduce this time down to as little as three hours. The cost of installing these can range from as little as £300 for a basic charger installed into a property that requires no remedial work to getting on into the thousands of pounds if your property is in need of an electrical upgrade before an installation can be completed. The government offers an incentive scheme called OLEV for which you may be eligible. If you are eligible for this scheme and use an OLEV registered installer you can claim 75% up to £500 back off of the installation cost.


So, which works out cheaper? Petrol car total cost per mile – 59p per mile EV total cost per mile – 50p per mile


At first glance 9p per mile doesn’t look like much of a saving, however after over 30,000 miles and three years that’s a total saving of £2700.


This article was contributed by independent writer Annie Button. Find out what else she’s been up to on Twitter: @anniebutton1994




Having an Electric Fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet –

Alice Wilson – Digital Marketing Assistant

Are you a Fleet Manager or employee that is in control of a fleet and wants to switch to EV? Take a read of this blog, it will be worth your while…

Having an Electric Fleet is what all fleet managers consider. However, the time it takes to look more into making the switch is very time consuming. Also, the costs of converting to EV is the worrying and daunting part, as you want it to be correct. It all comes down to the fear of the unknown, who knows if it will be beneficial to make the EV switch… You, myself an fleet managers would never be able to work out which electric vehicles would suit each driver you have. But… We have something that will. The CleanCar System. Choosing CleanCar saves you time and shows you the true benefits of making the switch to electric vehicles for each of your drivers etc. see, all done for you.

What if –

What if the CleanCar system told you, changing your fleet to an Electric Fleet could save you money and in fact keep your air cleaner for your environment. Would you change your mind or even consider making the EV switch?

I thought you might…

Having a small or large fleet doesn’t mean your drivers will suit the same electric vehicles. All of your drivers daily journey’s are different. Having the risk-free CleanCar system guide you to your EV decision is great. Once you have made the decision you will have all the information to back your decision up and reassure you for whatever that may be. For Example; Half of your fleet could be doing 100’s miles a day up and down the country. Whereas your other drivers might only drive 20 miles per day. So, the same vehicle’s would not benefit all of your drivers. CleanCar decides what vehicle’s would benefit your drivers personally in their own personal account.

A lot of fleet managers are apprehensive about making that leap to an Electric Fleet. Which is understandable, as it’s their responsibility and making the right decision counts as no money wants to be wasted. The decision for EV has to be 100% correct. Having data and information to prove to your Managing Director that the business will save money from the EV switch is what you want. This really does back your case up and it also shows that you have a understanding of how you are going to save the business money etc.

Considering a Electric fleet…

Having an Electric Fleet is exciting… Something new. Especially seeing all those EV’s out in the office car park. Smart looking and money saving…  How will they get in to meetings on time with the range that EV’s have? Majority of users will have charging points at home, so vehicles are guaranteed a charge throughout the night. Although, there should also be charging points at the office carpark. However, all trips drivers make should be planned ahead. So, it isn’t as worrying as you think…

Majority of drivers become worried due to range anxiety. Something that you wouldn’t be able to change it would have to be overcome in time.  It is just the initial thought of thinking you are going to be running out of battery and the range you have in your vehicle isn’t enough. Whereas it has been proven your vehicle is suitable for your jounreys so no need to panic. Think ahead. Planning your journey’s can help you feel more comfortable knowing you have to stop along the way to charge an knowing where to stop, but always keep a back up plan. Have another charging point to hand if the original one you planned to use is not working or busy etc. Honestly, there is nothing to worry about. There are so many charging points around the country and at service stations and cities as the country is really adapting to Electric Vehicles it’s great.

Recovery cover for your EV fleet –

Another thing you are probably are thinking about is recovery. Are my drivers going to be looked after if the vehicle breaks down or runs out of charge? There is no need to worry regarding this. Your drivers will be treated the same as any other driver who drives a diesel/petrol. How will they know how to fix an Electric Vehicle?

You ask, well… A lot of recovery companies have trained their employees to be prepared as they are adapting to the future as there are a lot EV’s on the road already.

There are recovery companies that will tow you to the nearest charging station if you have ran out of battery, so you don’t just contact your recovery company when you have just “broken down”. This is to ensure that you your recovery service keeps you safe. There are a lot of companies that are now supporting Electric Fleets. If you have actually broken down they will try to sort the issue out or tow you to a garage, home. Depending on your policy with the recovery company.


Knowing that a vehicle you drive everyday is making you overspend is mind blowing…

It is mind blowing especially knowing the amount of money you could be saving on other things. If you saw the amount of money the business would save from the EV switch, well… you would switch tomorrow! Let CleanCar tell you. Not every business is benefited by switching to EV. That’s why we allow CleanCar to inform you on what vehicles would suit your daily journey’s best. On the other hand, it could tell you would not benefit from making the EV switch.

Switching your Fleet to an Electric Fleet is a BIG jump in the business but knowing the benefits of electric vehicles and knowing how the electric vehicle technology is growing and expanding it is such an advantage to you and the business. Improving your knowledge on electric vehicles; charging points, solar panels it’s all to still to learn…

Now, finding out if your drivers are doing the amount of miles that would be suitable for a EV is possible. The CleanCar system shows what vehicles are beneficial for individual drivers by a capture of journeys from the CleanCar device an a click of a button. All journeys are stored in the drivers own personal accounts that are set up by the system, this is when the system will show what EV’s will be beneficial for the driver.


How can you measure this by their journeys?

Here is a brief explanation of the CleanCar system. A CleanCar Device that goes into 12V of the vehicle. CleanCar’s device would then record all journeys that have been driven. You will choose how long you use the CleanCar system for. The more time you use the CleanCar system the more data you will have and can reflect on. The CleanCar data will then be stored in your own personal account. After using the CleanCar device you will then be able to review your own data and view what vehicles will be beneficial for you in your account.

How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at or visit our website at We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system.

We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how the CleanCar system works. All you have to do to visit our other blogs to click on the following link – or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog and let them know what CleanCar does.

Find us on social media and follow us @cleancarsystem.

Thank you.


Switching EV in 300 words…

Switching EV in 300 words…

Switching EV…

“CleanCar is a system that “Makes it Easy to Switch to Electric Vehicles.

Many fleets today understand the benefits of adopting electric vehicles but are currently on the fence and are unable to make the decision to switch.

They usually have unanswered questions including:

  • Are EV’s suitable for our requirements?
  • Which vehicles are best suited to our needs?
  • Will we save any money by making the switch?
  • What kind of chargers do we need, how many do we need and where should we install them

Without answers to these questions, the decision to switch is risky, and understandably fleets are hesitant.

CleanCar addresses the risk for fleet decision makers by answering all of the questions above.

The CleanCar system is simple to explain; we take a small self-fit GPS device that a driver plugs into the 12v cigarette lighter of their vehicle and they drive about as usual.  The journey patterns are then automatically uploaded to our CleanCar portal.


The driver and fleet manager can then log in to the system and see the following:

  1. Is a driver suited to an EV, i.e. based on the usage of their current vehicle, could switching to an EV be practical.
  2. Which EV is best suited to a drivers needs.
  3. Would an EV be a cost-effective alternative to an equivalent diesel or petrol, we measure Whole Life Cost of both vehicle sot make a comparison.
  4. If a fleet is going to switch some vehicles, how many charge points do they need and where should they locate them (we can see where vehicle are parked and where they dwell)

The CleanCar system can be implemented in as little as 24 hours and within a month will give a fleet a full understanding of its EV transition options.

If you would like to contact us please call 0845 600 6880 or e-mail us at”

Switching EV is the way forward.



About CleanCar – 

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists, as we accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible..

Collectively, the Directors of CleanCar have over 100 years of experience in the vehicle leasing and fleet industry. We have worked, and continue to work closely with businesses of all sizes – from individuals to multinational blue-chip giants. We’re confident that unlocking accurate mileage capture releases big benefits for all clients. That’s why we founded Fleet Innovations in 2010.

Fittingly, our CleanCar system reflects many of the values of the company itself. We’re innovative, always striving to be better, and looking for ways to reduce CO2 and save the world. Our success is based on listening and observing and looking for innovative opportunities. It’s been a long and winding road to get to where we are today but it’s been loads of fun and we have learned a lot along the way. Find out more about the team by clicking on the profiles below.


How to contact our team – 

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at or visit our website at We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system. We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how CleanCar works to guides. All you have to do to visit our blogs is click on the following link – if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.

Please find us on social media @cleancarsystem and give us a follow!

Thank you.


Electric Vehicle Data Service to Broaden Reach

Electric Vehicle Data Service to Broaden Reach

“Electric Vehicle Data Service to Broaden Reach”

The content in the “BusinessCar” Magazine – “Jack Carfrae reports” –

CleanCar are proud to announce we are in the BuisnessCar Magazine. Please take a read of the article. This article tells you all about the “app-based version of its CleanCar service”. 

“Electric Vehicle Data Service to Broaden Reach”


To read the report from Jack Carfrae, please either click on the link above or read the whole article below. To visit the official magazine page please click here.

“Fleetinnovations has launched an app-based version of its Cleancar service that tells busineses whether or not they can feasibly switch to electric vehicles.”

“Fleet Innovations have converted its CleanCar system to an app format to roll it out to a wider number of customers.

The company specialises in establishing whether or not businesses could realistically swap existing internal combustion vehicles for plug-in equivalents by tracking data gleaned from dongles inserted into the vehicles’ 12-volt sockets. The practice typically involves collecting around a month’s worth of telematics-style information about typical cycles,which is then scrutinised to ascertain if vehicle’s normal usage is such that it could be swapped for an electric version without hindrance tot he operation and determine if the exchange would generate a financial saving.

Launched this month, the app version is said to offer exactly the same data and results, and will be distributed in conjunction with partner firms such as energy suppliers and dealer groups looking to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and clean energy initiatives.

Speaking to BusinessCar, CEO Alex Baker explained that moving to a digital format would allow the service to reach a broader audience. “If somebody’s got 300 vehicles, all we do is send out 300 dongles to the company and away you go” he said.”Bringing on 300 users with dongles is easy at the moment; bringing on 10,000 users really isn’t. We’ve spent a lot of time rebuilding it so that if, for arguments sake, a major energy company wanted to offer it to 100,000 users then this system will support that. It’s designed to to be rolled out to large numbers of users very quickly”

He said CleanCar’s fundamental practice of data gathering would not differ with the new platform, but added that while the app would render the service available to a larger group, it would only offer data gathering and results, and would not include subsequent analytical and consultancy work previously offered to fleet customers. “With the dongle, once the journeys are tracked, they’re sent via a sim card to our portal.” he added. “We normally collect about a month’s worth of data, and we’re ten able to say ‘One, are you suitable for an electric vehicle? Two, which electric vehicles are best suited? And three, will you actually save any money by making the switch from petrol/diesel to an electric vehicle?’

“In terms of the difference between using an app and a dongle, the data we collect is the same. I supposed it’s the 80/20 rule, where 80% of the process is the same for everybody but, previously, there’s been quite a lot of bespoking, specific to fleets, whereas the plan for the app is to get it our there and keep building on it.”

The app will primarily be offered as a white label product, allowing partner companies to market it under their own name and with additional feature specific to the organisations. “Our ideal partners for this would be energy companies, vehicle motor manufacturers, finance companies, dealer groups – basically anybody that’s selling vehicles, charge points, energy or anything like that – and would benefit from people driving electric vehicles,” Said Baker.”We could have a dealer group version, for example, and we’d have the capability to build in that dealer group’s pricing, special deals and things like that. There’d be a bit of development work required for that sort of thing, but we could absolutely do it.”

He added that one large business has already signed up to the launch its own, labelled version and that the app have been well received by other blue chip firms canvassed by the company. “what we didn’t realised is that, when we went out and started speaking to potential partners, just how positive those conversations would be.”

Baker said the app would also be available via conventional online channels such as the Apple app store and Google Play as a free download, but users would be charged an as-yet undisclosed fee in order to progress with the service, as the firm’s primary objective was to market the app via large partner businesses. All versions will, however, be continuously updated based on customer feedback and additional but currently unspecified features are due to be added over time.

The company has previously worked with fleets including aerospace company BAE, which it assisted in the procurement of 60 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans and the installation of 26 charging points at its Portsmouth naval base site.”

As a business, CleanCar would like to thank BusinessCar Magazine (Jack Carfrae) and the team for writing all the content for such an in depth and wide explanation on what CleanCar does. The CleanCar Team hope all readers have enjoyed the “Electric Vehicle Data Service to Broaden Reach” article. The CleanCar Team hope it gives you a eye opener to how CleanCar works and gives you a better understanding of what CleanCar does to benefit your fleets.

Are you a fleet manager or someone in control of a small/large fleet and is considering making the environmental switch to EV? Unsure on how it will benefit the business if you were to do so… Why not find out if making the EV switch will benefit the business, everyone likes saving money.

Once you have used the CleanCar system you be able to answer the following questions for each of your drivers…

  1. Are you suited to an electric vehicle?
  2. Which electric vehicles will be suited?
  3. Finally, will you actually save any money by making the switch to an electric vehicle?

See, if all of these answer to yes except from 3, as you will be informed on what specific electric vehicle would suit you etc. what a time and money saver. Find out more –

Thank you for taking your time to read through the article, if you have any questions or queries please contact us. To do this, please read below.



About CleanCar –

Collectively, the Directors of CleanCar have over 100 years of experience in the vehicle leasing and fleet industry. We have worked, and continue to work closely with businesses of all sizes – from individuals to multinational blue-chip giants. We’re confident that unlocking accurate mileage capture releases big benefits for all clients. That’s why we founded Fleet Innovations in 2010. Fittingly, our CleanCar system reflects many of the values of the company itself. We’re innovative, always striving to be better, and looking for ways to reduce CO2 and save the world. Our success is based on listening and observing and looking for innovative opportunities. It’s been a long and winding road to get to where we are today. However, it’s been loads of fun and we have learned a lot along the way.



How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

For more information regarding CleanCar and the Fleet Solution please contact The CleanCar Team at

Please visit The CleanCar website at Our team hope you find all the information you need. If you do not please let our team know and they will be more than happy to help you.

If you would like to see more of our blogs. Visit our webpage on how CleanCar works to why CleanCar may be a benefit for you. All you have to do to visit by clicking on the following link – or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.



Find us on social media – @cleancarsystem

Thank you from The CleanCar System.

CleanCar to Attend Web Summit 7

CleanCar to Attend Web Summit 7

CleanCar’s B2B fleet electric mobility profiling solution up scales. This is to manage the increasing Consumer demand for personal EV suitability and cost-benefit advice.



Demand for a personalised, evidence-based EV suitability rating with definitive cost-benefit proof increases significantly. As Private Motorists accelerate their desire to lease or purchase comparable EV’s, switching from their current petrol/diesel make and model of choice. Motorists can now use their own vehicle usage data to fully inform their financial decision-making in the switch to a suitable, fit for purpose electric car. Web Summit 7 attendees can see first hand how, on average, motorists (in the UK at least) see around a £2,000 annual saving when making the switch to electric mobility. That’s a decent all-inclusive family vacation or pays most if not all of an average family’s yearly utility bills (including electric!).

You can now get an accurate steer on your suitability to switch with CleanCar’s self-service online calculator. Which, by answering a few simple questions, will indicate your suitability rating to change to an electric vehicle. Based on your suitability rating result, you can then go on use CleanCar’s system to establish an accurate Whole Life Cost analysis. This will be comparing to your existing vehicle (new model) with recommended ‘fit for purpose’ equivalent EV’s available on the market today.

CleanCar’s system uses either a small self-fit plug-in device or a mobile app to record journey data via GPS. Then, applies its algorithm’s to personalise both an accurate suitability rating as well as a detailed cost analysis. This is called Whole Life Cost. C02 & NOX emissions reductions are also calculated based on mileage data. The resulting report covers off all the upfront and ongoing running costs of purchase or lease, tax, maintenance, fuel and resale value and to work out a monthly or annual net cost benefit for a range of recommended EVs compared with the usage profile and costs of the current car’s new model equivalent. Oh, and it also reports when you are not suitable to switch based on the cost, range and specifications of all current EV’S on the market today, matched against the individual’s usage suitability profile and in these circumstances, CleanCar additionally recommends comparable low emission rated ICE vehicles.

Global EV’s sales are predicted to reach and exceed at least 40% of all new car sales in the next few years. In Europe this trend is no doubt encouraged by both National and Local transport planning trends as many cities globally are introducing low/zero emission clean air zones that restrict non-compliant vehicles in their drive to clean up air quality, save lives and improve overall health and wellbeing of its citizens.

CleanCar’s technology has some valuable and exciting side benefits that the team are keen to explain.  Such as its ability to provide mission-critical data for Vehicle to Grid systems (successful long-term V2G trials in the UK prove the point) plus its ability to pinpoint suitable charge infrastructure equipment (equipment suitability & installation cost comparisons) in addition to accurate ‘location’ mapping for fleet charge point infrastructure.

These and other data analysis results should interest potential partner company profiles.  Especially; OEM’s, Energy Providers, Smart City Planners and significant automotive Dealer/Retailer Groups. So, CleanCar’s data analytics capabilities deliver a range of benefits to both consumers and enterprise customer profiles that have relevance globally. This is why the CleanCar team are keen to talk to potential partners in International Territories during WEB SUMMIT 7. This is to explore mutually beneficial partnership opportunities. CleanCar is a triple P profile business where People, Planet and Profit work together for mutual success.

Alex Baker CEO will be attending and available for media interviews and quotes. Having established a leading profile on all matters EV! The CleanCar team look forward to meeting WEB SUMMIT 7 attendees. Attendees who would like to find out how CleanCar helps both individual motorists and Businesses. To make informed, sound economic-based decisions to switch to electric mobility.

To find out more about what CleanCar does, please watch our CEO podcast Blog –


Alice Wilson

Marketing Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0) 845 600 6880

CleanCar, Burgage Lodge, 184 Franche Road, Kidderminster, UK, DY11 5AD


About CleanCar –

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists. We accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible…


How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at or visit our website at We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system. We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how CleanCar works to guides. All you have to do to visit our blogs is click on the following link – if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.

Please find us on social media @cleancarsystem and give us a follow!

Thank you.

CleanCar in 60 Seconds…

CleanCar in 60 Seconds…

Alex Baker CEO of CleanCar gives his 60-second elevator pitch. Find out what Alex has to say in his 60 second overview of CleanCar…



Why read out 60 second Elevator Pitch?

CleanCar has been involved in doing a 60-Second evaluator pitch. 60 Seconds that will blow your mind away. This is to help all you busy people who don’t have the time to read our blogs but are really interested in finding out what we do and how our system works. So please, spare us one minute instead of five and enjoy our 60-Second Pitch.

Honestly, we do like making your life easier.



The 60 second Elevator Pitch –

In the Elevator pitch Alex Baker CEO of CleanCar is Summarizing how CleanCar works and how it can help you or your fleet. If you are either wondering or curious about making the EV switch for yourself or your fleet then CleanCar is the way forward. There is a lot of information about CleanCar to take in, from when you are using the device to collecting data and even to the analysing stage, there is all so much to learn about.  So, Alex has squeezed as much information as he could into a less than a one minute video. It is not long at all.



What has been spoken about in the 60 minute pitch between Alex Baker and Tom Blades?

In less than a minute, Alex CEO of CleanCar will be giving a explanation of how CleanCar works. The 60 second pitch is to sum up everything about CleanCar, a quick video to give users or potential customers a better understanding of our system to see if it is right for them.  CleanCar finds out if an Electric Vehicle could be a beneficial to your fleet. Why wouldn’t you take the risk-free jump with CleanCar?

Finding out how much money your business can be saving whilst driving to meetings and events etc. is marvelous. Especially knowing you could have mistakenly bought a whole lot of Electric Vehicles for your fleet and not saved one penny… That’s the reason why CleanCar is here to help you make the right decision. CleanCar ensures you have the right vehicles for your fleet and that it will save you money. By not choosing the right Electric vehicle to suit your fleet is not a good idea, as there will be no cost savings.

That’s why, if you want to make the Switch to EV why not find out more with CleanCar? You will not regret it and it’s all risk-free. No need to imagine, as CleanCar is really that simple…



Find out what was said below by CEO Alex Baker and Tom Blades at DreamTek in the CleanCar 60 second Elevator pitch –

Tom Blades – “Okay, then Alex I’ve got a challenge for you and that is for you to sum up CleanCar and its benefits CleanCar and it’s benefits in a minute can we have a timer on the screen. Right one minute… GO “
Alex Baker – “Okay, CleanCar is a solution that helps to speed up the switch to electric vehicles, electric vehicles for a right person can be incredibly cost effective and can save you in excess to three thousand pounds a year. What we do is we help to make that happen by taking a small device like this or an app, we place it into a driver’s vehicle and that driver just so you know uses their car as normal we collect that data. We run it for a number of algorithms and we make it very simple by saying;
1. Are you suited to an electric vehicle?
2. Which electric vehicles will be suited?
3. Finally, will you actually save any money by making the switch to an electric vehicle?
So, we make it very easy for somebody to just make that risk-free decision.”
Tom Blades – “Fantastic I have that back. Well I’ll have to do it find out in the edit, if we got a minute. I’m just checking with the team yeah okay, I think we did so that was good thank you Alex.”

Alex Baker – “Thank you.”

Thank you for watching our elevator pitch. I hope it has all the information you needed about CleanCar.



Please see below some Frequently asked questions that our team have answered that are relevant to this podcast –



Who can see your journeys?

Short answer, only you. Only drivers can see their journeys with the journey detail hidden from your manager, your colleagues or your employer; there is no way for anyone to look at your business or personal trips. CleanCar is not designed to track what you do but is a system that will use journey data to show your suitability to an electric vehicle. We will never share your journey details with anyone unless you give us explicit permission to do so.



Data processing at night.

Your trips will be captured by the CleanCar device and sent to your unique CleanCar account that only you can log into. The journeys will be sent using a 2G or 3G mobile network, which will send the data into your account in the early hours of the following morning.For example, your Monday trips will be processed and uploaded in your account on Tuesday morning.



Is CleanCar new?

No, it’s not the CleanCar system has been assisting the fleet market to make the switch for about four years. However, the latest version of CleanCar, the one you are using is very new. This version has been rebuilt from the ground up to aim at individual users as opposed to fleets.



Who are the team behind CleanCar?

CleanCar is owned by The Virtual Forge and run by Alex Baker, are a company who design exciting and innovative IT systems for some of the worlds best-known companies, they also analyse lots of data.We have about 120 employees based all over the world in the UK, Portugal and the USA.  The team dedicated to CleanCar numbers eight presently with loads of support from the rest of the group.Our founder Alex Baker would love to hear your views, drop him a line on



How does the device work?

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send ideas to is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an onboard sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle

To see more of CleanCar FAQ questions please click here…



Want more information about CleanCar?

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists, as we accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible..


Collectively, the Directors of CleanCar have over 100 years of experience in the vehicle leasing and fleet industry. We have worked, and continue to work closely with businesses of all sizes – from individuals to multinational blue-chip giants. We’re confident that unlocking accurate mileage capture releases big benefits for all clients. That’s why we founded Fleet Innovations in 2010.


Fittingly, our CleanCar system reflects many of the values of the company itself. We’re innovative, always striving to be better, and looking for ways to reduce CO2 and save the world. Our success is based on listening and observing and looking for innovative opportunities. It’s been a long and winding road to get to where we are today but it’s been loads of fun and we have learned a lot along the way. Find out more about the team by clicking on the profiles below.


Wanting to know more about CleanCar, please contact us at We will be more than happy to speak to you and explain how our system works and how you can find if an electric vehicle would be beneficial to you. Look forward to hearing from you.


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A brief history of CleanCar

A brief history of CleanCar

The history of CleanCar

A brief history of CleanCar and a look to the future… In the words of Alex Baker, CEO and founder.



Welcome to CleanCar and thanks for taking the time to visit our Blog.  As a user of the CleanCar system, you may find it useful to have a brief understanding of the system. The understanding of how CleanCar’s solution developed over the past 5 years. We will be explaining how we plan to further evolve, with the help of customers and partners like you, in the future.


CleanCar started as a happy accident…

A kind of eureka moment borne out of necessity.  It began back in 2013 when at the time I was running a GPS Mileage Expenses business. The business that enabled Fleets and their drivers to automate their HMRC mileage expense claim process. This was also a fleet solutions company. It was via a self-install plug-in GPS device which collected their journey data to automate their claim form submissions. Drivers and admin staff simply logged into our system and selected which trips were private or business. Once completed it then created an HMRC compliant mileage expense claim. The mileage expenses business was going well, but like most technology start-ups. We needed funds to develop the system and grow the team.

So, proving Plato’s “necessity is the mother of invention” quote, whilst I was looking for funding for the business particularly from grant funding sources. It became clear that zero funding was available for mileage expense solutions. Although, there were many grants on offer if I had a system with a ‘sustainability and green’ angle that promoted the cleaner transport uptake.

I quickly realised. What we had at the core of our GPS mileage system, with a bit of work and re-development, was not just a slightly “greener” sustainable product. It was something compelling that could help shape the electric mobility sector. As electric vehicle technology was growing and improving as it still is now…


To help explain…

It’s probably easier if I take you back a little into my previous corporate life. This is when I worked for large vehicle funders (Lloyds Bank and General Electric). My role was to help Large Enterprise Fleets to efficiently fund vehicle lease or purchase plus aid operating cost reductions. One of the most incredibly effective tools a fleet could use to achieve these aims was something we called “whole life cost” (also known as the total cost of ownership). 


Whole Life Cost

Whole Life Cost looks at all the costs of running a vehicle over a given time and mileage such as depreciation, maintenance, fuel, tax servicing etc.  What it effectively enabled fleets to do was to identify more ‘fit for purpose’ vehicles with better engines and higher residual values as opposed to less suitable vehicles. In other words, a car costing £25k to purchase could actually cost less over three years than one costing £20k.

When it comes to Electric Vehicles (EV’s), Whole Life Cost (for the right driver/vehicle usage profile) can work very well. For example; where an EV purchase price can be higher than an equivalent diesel or petrol equivalent (check out our various blogs for more info), the running costs, especially for fuel, tax and servicing, can be significantly less. You end up with a net cost benefit from driving the Electric Vehicles. That’s not the only EV benefit.

The problem with Whole Life Cost is it’s complexity as it requires lots of proprietary data that only exists in the Fleet and Auto industries. By this it means your average driver can’t work it out or even gain access to the relevant data to do so! Also, before trying to work it out if an EV is more cost-effective than the existing petrol/diesel vehicle. The first step is to evaluate accurately if an EV is even a practical option for its specific and in some circumstances, unique usage roster, i.e. is it suitable and fit for purpose?


That was the Eureka moment. I realised that we had a way of:

1.Using GPS data to understand how someone uses their current vehicle

2.Show that person if they are suitable to switch to an electric vehicle or not

3.Show which current EV’s match their needs

4.Explain how much it would cost them to run an EV compared to a new version of their current car

5.Show them the positive environmental impact in terms of actual mileage based 6.CO2 and N0X emissions reductions

7.Help them to make a fully informed decision to prove the case for ‘transition’ from internal combustion to EV cars


So, we had an idea on how we could evolve our GPS platform. We applied for some grant funding and, we got some early success… We got really excited. We built an early prototype and engaged with customers… and. Nothing! Nada!

Everyone (mainly fleets) we talked to loved our system. They loved the concept and they thought it was great but they also thought that these new-fangled electric vehicles would just fly off the shelves.  So, we got on with the day job and focused our minds back on the Mileage Expenses customers, knowing electric car technology was still around and being made.


The problem with CleanCar/CleanPea –

The problem with CleanCar (or cleanpea as we called it back then) is we were a bit too early. A common ailment of tech startups, but before too long, the same fleets we had spoken to before started to realise that their drivers were not rushing in droves to buy into electric cars as they were scared! They were scared that the 96 mile range of an electric car or van would not be enough, and would leave them stranded. Range anxiety was born! Before long the phones started to ring and CleanCar was re-born.

For a couple of years, we happily ran the CleanCar business. Servicing the needs of our fleet customers, but I had always yearned for more. I wanted to help the man on the street to make the switch to an EV as, after all, that would be a far more significant impact than just servicing the fleet industry and helping a fleet make the switch to an Electric Fleet.


Roll forward to February this year 2018.

It was time for a change as, for a long time, my heart had been committed to CleanCar. It was difficult, expensive and time-consuming to run two businesses. So, it was time to make some big decisions.


How it happened –

After a number of conversations, some quite heated ones with my fellow shareholders, we decided it was time to split the business. Send the mileage expenses off in one direction and CleanCar in another. It was agreed that The Virtual Forge, one of our early investors and a leading tech development outfit, would buy a majority shareholding in CleanCar and invest heavily into building the team and developing the platform.

The deal was struck back in June this year. Since then, with a huge amount of activity, the team has tripled in size. The Platform development effort has been tremendous and the result is one that I am extremely proud of.



The aims of CleanCar

The aim of all this effort was to build a system. A system that would be capable of handling millions of users as opposed to just thousands of users. In many respects, It was like building a rally car. In that we kept a shell of a system and rebuilt, updated or tinkered with every component removing anything that was surplus to requirements. Then, put in a much better high performance (electric) engine!



The CleanCar system we have today is the early production system. With all the new shiny parts and the new engine, but like a new rally team we still need to prove ourselves. We have a lot of work to do in learning how users want to interact with the system. Continually upgrading and improving.  To carry on the metaphor a little, we are at the beginning of the rally season but we have a lot of races to win and a lot to learn, especially from you!


Our plans for the future can be laid out as follows:

  1. 1.We need to continually improve what we have. In other words, we know that users will get in touch to tell us the parts of the system they like. The parts that stink and ‘hey, I have a good idea’! We need to capture all this feedback and use it to continually ideas to
  2. 2.We have a huge pipeline of new features we would like to build. Some features will get done, new ones will get added to the list and some will never see the light of day. The key point is we will always be working on this continual improvement process to make CleanCar better and slicker. We will ensure you get to know all the new ideas and improvements as part of this process.
  3. 3.New ideas: we know that we have some powerful data and we are keen to see what other questions we can answer. For example; is there a city out there looking to electrify its taxis and install fast chargers? Could our system be used to help?

To summarise in a nutshell:

  1. 1.We have a lot of experience helping fleets to switch from ICE vehicles to EV’s
  2. 2.We know the process and platform that works is accurate in informing the ‘switch’ decision
  3. 3.We now want to help private motorists, the consumer, to make the switch to electric mobility
  4. 4.We have a new parent company that shares our goals and beliefs and is funding this change
  5. 5.We have completely rebuilt the system to achieve these goals
  6. 6.We expect some issues to begin with and actively ask for your valuable feedback
  7. 7.We have big plans for further development
  8. 8.We have an amazing team who are loyal, experienced and who all share my passion
  9. 9.We really appreciate having you as a customer and partner


Thanks for taking the time to read our brief history. If you ever want to hear the unabridged version, I will happily take you through it in person.


Alex Baker

CEO & Founder


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EV podcast interview with Alex Baker CEO

EV podcast interview with Alex Baker CEO

Dreamtek Technology EV Podcast – CleanCar

Tom Blades at DreamTek has interviewed Alex Baker CEO of on their “Dreamtek technology podcast”.

In this Podcast, Alex will be explaining what CleanCar is and how the system works. Alex will also be explaining what CleanCar’s aims are for their customers. The CleanCar system Data is used to show drivers a few things such as;

  • If the driver is suited to an Electric vehicle,
  • Which Electric Vehicle would they benefit from driving
  • If the driver did make the EV switch, would the driver see any cost savings?

There is so much more to find out…



We want you to know CleanCar is risk free.

Electric vehicle technology is certainly growing and having fleet solutions to help you is one less thing to worry about. Why not change your Fleet to an Electric Fleet? There is such a variety of EV cars. The benefits of Electric cars is something you will find out once you have made the switch. You never know, making the switch could save the business and yourself a lot of money. So why not find out?



Want to know more about CleanCar?

Watch this interview, CleanCar may just be for you.

If you would like to read the script for the CleanCar EV podcast –


Tom Blades –

“Hello technology fans my name’s Tom blades and I’m from Dreamtek and welcome to the Dreamtek technology podcast where each week I’ll be talking to a special guest from all four corners of the technology world our aim is to bring you the people behind the technology and to delve deep into the newest innovations and trends at the heart is Dreamtek a technology company that specializes in high-tech systems integration and beautiful video production not to mention a little sprinkling of live streaming big events around the globe if you have a technology broadcasting or video production to crack then why not give us a shout at, seen on the screen now or check out our website at This week I’m lucky enough to be joined by CEO of Alex Baker.”



Alex Baker –

“Hello, Tom.” 


Tom Blades –

“So, we’re gonna be talking a little bit about CleanCar. Now CleanCar to me sounds a lot like it’s about emissions am I right?”



Alex Baker –

“Absolutely yes, so the UK government and many other governments are on a on a mission to try and cut emissions in our cities the research shows that there is no safe level of emissions. It’s causing all sorts of health problems the issue that you have today is there was a lot of transport located or focus on a lot of areas in the city and that’s creating health problems from from poor air quality. One of the solutions to that is to get more electric vehicles replace internal combustion engine vehicles with electric vehicles. Ultimately that’s what CleanCar does you know it is a solution that helps to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles for fleets and for consumers.”



Tom Blades –

“Yes an enabler”



Alex Baker –

“Absolutely, yeah”Tom blades – “Yeah, so we can’t lie we have met each other before and so what is Dreamtek’s involvement in CleanCar? What’s the journey been like from from kind of day dot all the way to where now.”



Alex Baker –

“So, Dreamtek you’ve been involved in CleanCar really forums from day dot.”Dreamtek have built the majority of a technology you know it’s being kind of my vision initially working with the team around Dreamtek you know designers or developers you know the database administrators so on and so forth to actually build the solution and and you know without having you know a DreamTek and the Virtual Forge Team around you know we wouldn’t be where we are today you know we are sister companies at one another you know and it’s been a it’s been a very interesting journey it’s been a great journey clearly was a bit ups and downs it’s technology you know we’re doing things nobody had done has done before.”



Tom Blades –

“Okay and so it’s very very complex as I’ve told me before but can you give me kind of a high-level grassroots kind of explanation of what CleanCar is and what it aims to do with it’s customers.”



Alex Baker –

“Well CleanCar’s complex behind the scenes but I think really whenever you’re delivering a solution it needs to be simple it often is very complex we’re done behind the scenes. CleanCar really can be can simply summed up, I don’t I suppose the elevator pitch is you know what we do is we take a small device like this and we can distribute that via fleet or directly to a consumer we also have an ID an Android and iPhone app as well and what you do is you place the device in your vehicle and you drive about as normal and all the time data has been sent to the CleanCar System and we’re running and flip that data for a number of different algorithms. The main thing that we’re able to then do is say number one is that driver suited to an electric vehicle we can then also say of the electric vehicles they are suited to which potentially would be best suited to their requirements and as well as that we’re also able to say if you were to replace a like-for-like internal combustion engine you know the kind of vehicle you’re driving around with in today with a an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle will you actually see any cost savings.We’re focusing on what’s called whole life cost or total cost of ownership the final piece of a jigsaw and this works quickly while we fleets you know if we’re looking at the fleet and there say you know I have a hundred vehicles they might be replacing thirty of them with electric were then able to say how many charge points two they need where should they put those charge points and what is the ideal mix of charge points you know what kind of killer what charges should they install so really what it enables is somebody to make a very quick decision completely risk-free you know they know that they’re going into it you know doctor electric vehicle but they doing it with their eyes wide open”



Tom Blades  –

“mmm… that’s really interesting so before we get into whether I’m suitable for an electric vehicle and my background is very much automotive, you know I started off with a motor manufacturer when I was 17 years old mostly around sort of gas guzzling rally cars but then went into very much the sort of development of networks and so on to sell vehicles and so on and I also was very lucky enough this year to go to Portugal to the launch of the new Ipace for Jaguar.”



Alex Baker –

“Lucky you.”


Tom Blades –

“Yeah I know exactly… it was very cold which was very random to see kind of where we’re at you know right at the coalface of this beautiful car that kind of encapsulated technology but also encapsulates the style of what is a very much heritage name and a heritage brand so I think we’re quite far along but from somebody on the inside of the industry like yourself what is the state of the the EV  market?”



Alex Baker –

“So, I don’t think the industry has done itself any favors up to this point. You know there has been some very strange vehicles I know you started to move ugly I would say yes yeah not necessary ugly but kind of Noddy cars I’ve heard people describe you know these days for cars really look a lot better they’ve got a much better range as in they’ll go a lot further and practicality wise they are as practical as as any other vehicle that’s out there certainly you know one of the things I hear a lot from people who drive electric vehicles is there a lot more fun to drive as well you know they are very very quick we were talking earlier about the P P 100 D test.”



Tom Blades –

“Oh yeah of course that’s an absolute yeah yeah yeah yeah.”



Alex Baker –

“That’s an absolute monster of a car to drive, the industry needs to do more you know when you look at the stats you know certainly we’re in our database there’s about 20,000 available variants on the market today vehicles.”



Tom Blades –

“Wow, that’s a lot more than I expected or twenty.”



Alex Baker –

“There’s 20,000 available total vehicles only point seven percent of all of those vehicles available electric and around about two percent are hybrid plug-in hybrids so on and so when you actually look at the percentages are available on the market was not a lot to choose from.”



Tom Blades –

“Yeah and I think that’s it really I mean I remember doing an interview with some of the people within the network of the manufacturer I used to work for and they were screaming for a normal vehicle with an electric variant either you know or motor a very attached to it instead of these kind of newer shaped or kind of moon buggy style as you mentioned so I do want identify with that I mean again. I don’t identify with the facts as well.”
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Want an EV Fleet?

Want an EV Fleet?

A Fleet Operators financial impact Guide about moving to an EV Fleet.

By Alex Baker, CEO  –

An illustrative example of WLC savings can be seen below – Additional Reasons for Electric Fleets –


In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists, as we accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible..

To read more please visit CleanCar’s webpage for more information – or find us on social media @cleancarsystem.

Dispelling the myths surrounding electric vehicles

Dispelling the myths surrounding electric vehicles

Fleets… The switch to Electric Vehicle Suitability guide

By Alex Baker, CEO

First things First… Do we believe electric vehicles are right for everyone? No, we don’t!

Technology is improving all the time. Especially electric car technology…

Our view is that as things currently stand, some people/businesses are perfectly suited to owning EV cars or having an Electric Fleet. There are people who would benefit greatly. There are others that due to their travel requirements and vehicle usage profile would not benefit. Finding out the benefits of electric vehicles and how it would be able to adapt to your driving life would be great. That’s why we have the CleanCar system to find out if switching to an EV would be beneficial either personally or as a fleet, this is how it becomes a fleet solution.

In most cases it’s about finding the ‘sweet spot’. This ‘sweet spot’ can be measured based on a driver’s average daily, weekly or monthly mileage pattern. It can be from commuting to work, job type or lifestyle. The sweet spot is usually reflected in a mileage profile that is neither too low, nor too high.

For example –

If your daily mileage is a couple of thousand miles a year an EV car will probably work for you. You are unlikely to see any significant WLC savings if you are not doing enough miles a year. However, this is for the cost benefit overall. If you have a daily commute of 120 miles the EV’s “real” range is just 90 miles. This will result in a charge at least once a day. This may not be feasible or practical for yourself.

Each vehicle has a sweet spot, and they can be quite different from model to model. Those driver profiles that fall within the sweet spot are those who Fleets should target. The target should be at least for short term. These drivers will offer the greatest cost savings and will benefit the most from the switch to electric.


The ‘sweet spot’ of EV cars are constantly widening. Vehicle pricing lowers due to demand coupled with new models with increased range. There is an increase in drivers that are falling into this sweet spot. This is good news for all especially for those running large fleet’s.

Why are UK Fleet’s slow to make the switch to EV’s?

Over the last three years, we have helped a lot of fleets to adopt an ‘EV transition’ policy. CleanCar has helped fleets to make the switch to Electric. During this time, CleanCar has heard plenty of excuses and reasons from Fleets and Drivers that are not currently wanting to make the switch to an Electric Fleet etc. However, some of these reasons are perfectly valid. Most excuses and reasons are simply misinformed and plain wrong.

 Users Just Don’t Fit the Profile:

Above, we talk about ‘sweet spots’ where certain ‘journey profile’ drivers benefit the most. If their usage pattern, especially where their mileage is relatively high (UK company car average is 17k per annum). The analysis shows they would see real cost savings but it is not too high to experience practical ‘range’ issues. Many fleets have drivers who fall outside this profile.

  1. We have seen certain company car or van drivers who only drive twice a week. Although those trips can equate to 500+ miles of driving
  2. There are delivery firms in London who only do 9 miles a day
  3. Some fleets have time-sensitive, last minute delivery commitments where a vehicle charge requirement, even just a 20 minute one, would not be a practical option.
  4. Many company vehicle duty rosters have unknown journey demands that are difficult to plan ahead for

Timing is Bad:

Since the 2008 financial crisis, many companies have had to take tough cost cutting decisions including reductions in employee compensation and overall benefits packages. Some organisations have gone through redundancies as well as removal of some benefits such as healthcare, reduced pension provisions and much more. In these situations, no matter how good an option or EV policy may look, a change to the company vehicle benefit or perk could be seen by employees at all levels, as ‘the last straw ’… Better to leave it on the shelf and take a look in a year or two when things have calmed down perhaps?

They don’t understand the benefit

Fleet management has evolved over the past decade or so and many fleets now have far more complex reporting and policies for making arrangements. Many Fleets do not have a full-time fleet manager’s as in the past. This makes it difficult internally in some businesses to keep up to date on all the aspects of running a fleet. Many don’t understand the true benefits of operating EV cars as part of the various fleet vehicle type ‘usage profiles’ such as a directors company car to the sales reps’ warhorse or the maintenance/engineering staff’s service van. Good news. That’s exactly what this guide is all about!

Kick the can down the road.

Why be a trailblazer when you can let others forge a path and learn from their efforts? Some decision makers within fleet operators are waiting to see what will happen before they make the switch as they would rather play it safe and watch others make the mistakes from which they can learn. The problem with this approach is they are tying themselves into lease contract commitments that can last for 3, 4 or even 5 years. This scenario is a missed opportunity that can and does significantly harm a company’s financial health. Our case studies prove that savings of over £3000 per year per vehicle are achievable for a significant and growing percentage of Fleet vehicle usage profiles.

Indifference, Misinformation and Complexity

Electric Vehicles present a new complexity for fleet management as there is host of new data, new ways of planning and new to processes to implement. Inevitably, with emerging technology driven innovation, there exists significant amounts of misinformation that results in confusion which naturally tends to lead to indifference and apathy with the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” attitude prevailing.

Opportunity cost:

My only comment on this is that this misinformation, confusion, indifference and apathy. It is getting in the way of some potentially significant cost saving benefits. It could make a real difference to your business’s bottom line. In today’s competitive marketplace, it is even more important to clearly understand the potential cost benefit impact of switching all, some or indeed none of your fleet ops to electric mobility. You could unlock some significant cost savings now or, at the very least, find out when you would be ready to do so in the not too distant future.

Petrol Heads:

Some people just like fast cars and believe that petrol vehicles rule! If this is you then I would simply ask you to Google YouTube’s ‘Tesla P100D drag strip’ video and watch this electric seven-seat saloon leaving behind a variety of super expensive supercars, worth four times as much. If you get a chance, have a test drive in any EV. I am confident, you will be very surprised by the impressive torque driven acceleration. It may change your view about petrol vs. electric!

Note on use of language

Experts in the EV sector may pick up on my use of terminology in this guide; I make no excuses for sometimes not using the correct terminology. The Electric Vehicle space is confusing enough without the use of dozens of acronyms. The use of dozens of acronyms is that only an ‘EV industry stalwart’ understands. I have designed this guide for those individuals who have direct and indirect responsibility. These individuals would be making decisions about Fleet vehicle procurement and logistical management. This guide is presented in a straightforward and helpful format. I have tried to avoid the jargon. You can find links at the bottom of this guide. The links are useful glossaries for clarity around industry buzz words.

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