A new guide to help businesses electrify their commercial
fleets was launched by the UK’s biggest electricity distributor at the LoCITY
UK Power Networks launched the guide at the event in
London yesterday to give fleet operators useful tips and information about the
options available to connect to the electricity network.
It also advises fleet operators to contact experts at UK
Power Networks when they start their journey to invest in electric vehicles, to
receive guidance on the charging connections available.
New electric fleets may need charging points installed on
site and there are various options such as faster charging, to be considered.
The guide explains what the connection process is for getting a new or upgraded
electricity supply to power a fleet of vehicles, and estimates how much it will
Steve Halsey, distributed energy development manager at
UK Power Networks, said: “As a responsible electricity network we want to help
fleet operators embrace a low carbon future.
“The guide tells fleet operators everything they need to
know, including what type of charging they need, how many vehicles can be
charged at one time, if there needs to be an electrical infrastructure upgrade
and how long the installation process will take.
“UK Power Networks has already connected Europe’s largest
electric-only bus garage and is working with one of the world’s leading
logistics companies on a project to build one of the biggest freight vehicle
charge points in London. We want to make sure all fleet operators know what we
can do for them.”
LoCITY interactive roadshows aim to help operators
experience the latest ultra-low emission commercial vehicles. Participants hear
from technology experts on current applications and future capabilities of each
fuel, can ask questions to operators already using ultra low emission vans, and
are able to compare costs of alternatively fuelled vehicles compared to their
LoCITY is engaging, supporting and preparing the freight
and fleet industry for the implementation of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in
London in 2019.
new guide is available at: http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/our-services/documents/A_guide_for_electric_fleets.pdf