Switching your fleet to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) can pose some questions. Whether you’re considering battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), we’ve put together a guide to vehicle range, charging abilities, and compliance for fleet policy and budgets. Read on to discover more.
With our first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the SUPERB iV there has never been a better time to add ŠKODA to your fleet. Alternatively, discover the All-New OCTAVIA iV available to order soon.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) offer a government grant to help cut the cost of purchasing eligible electric vehicles. The Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) provides a subsidy up to a maximum of £3,000 off the list price of an eligible vehicle.
Electric vehicles have fewer parts meaning they are easier and cheaper to service.
We use Lithium-ion batteries that are almost 100% recyclable. Both electric and hybrid vehicles also emit far less CO2 than their petrol equivalents.
At just 2 to 3p per mile, electricity is two thirds cheaper than petrol and diesel.
Electric vehicles costing less than £40,000 are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), also known as the road tax.
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Company car drivers enjoy a significant reductions on their Benefit in Kind (BiK) rates. A CITIGOeiV for example comes in at 0%, and for 2020/21 the SUPERB iV PHEV’s BiK rate will be 10%.
There are also plenty of local benefits including free parking, free use of bus lanes and exemption from London’s Congestion Charge. National Insurance Contribution (Class 1a) for BEVs are also 0% for 2020/21, and just 1% for 2021/22.
On top of the OLEV grant, there are plenty of other local and national incentives to make switching to electric cheaper.
EVHS provides a £350 grant towards the cost of installing a smart charge point at home and an additional £300 support in Scotland.
WCS gives eligible applicants a grant designed to make installing workplace charge-points cheaper.
EVs and PHEVs that emit 75g/km CO2 or less or have a minimum zero-emission range of 20 miles are completely exempt from the Congestion Charge (£11.50 per day) and the new T-Charge (£10 per day).
Local councils offer electric vehicle drivers perks such as free parking at facilities, free charge points, access to bus lanes and residents’ parking permits at reduced costs.
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Most public charging stations use direct current (DC) to charge. Running at speeds of up to 50kW, DC public chargers will power a ŠKODA CITIGOe iV from 0-80% in just one hour.
If you have additional questions relating to running electric and hybrid cars in your business, please get in touch with one our team who will be more than happy to help.
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