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Schneider Electric and 19 other organisations across England have pledged to lead the way in tackling emissions from road vehicles.
As part of the ‘Plugged in’ scheme – which is funded by Transport for London (TfL) and Department for Transport (DfT) – Schneider Electric will receive free guidance on how electric vehicles can add value to their organisation and a strategic plan for the introduction of the vehicles into their fleet.
Experts from Energy Saving Trust and EDF Energy will undertake analysis on Schneider Electric’s fleet to identify where electric vehicles could best be used by the organisation.
The initiative has three key aims:
• To provide a tailored report for each participating fleet, showing how electric vehicles could fit into and benefit their organisation.
• To offer wider practical advice for all business fleets: our findings and case studies from the initiative will be published in a final report.
• To enable fleet decision makers to purchase and use electric vehicles where they work best.
David Greaves, at Schneider Electric, adds: “As a business committed to championing the drive towards EV adoption, we strongly believe in practicing what we preach and are thrilled to be part of this pioneering initiative. While for some time the move towards EV has seemed a rather distant vision, it is visionary schemes such as this which will help make EV ownership a tangible reality for the UK.”
Nick Fairholme, Director responsible for Source London at TfL said: “We are pleased to be able to support Schneider Electric should they wish to introduce further electric vehicles to their fleet. Source London is well on its way to providing the 1300 charge points across London by 2013 to enable companies to increase the take up of electric vehicles, changing the shape of London, and delivering cleaner air for the capital.”
Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “Electric vehicles are an essential part of the low-carbon revolution and I am pleased that we have been able to work with the Energy Saving Trust’s on its new ‘plugged-in’ electric vehicles scheme.
For practical advice and best practice updates visit:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Transport/Business/Fleet-advice/Fleet-Briefing