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Alphabet confirms electric vehicle initiative

Date: 18 October 2013   |   Author:

Top three UK leasing firm Alphabet has confirmed the launch of its new AlphaElectric scheme, as revealed by BusinessCar in July.

The business consultancy service is designed to dispel myths around the availability of charging points, range anxiety and safety by helping businesses through a four-point process of initial scoping, charging infrastructure, vehicle choice and mobility options.

The target is to help push the adoption of plug-in vehicles to 10,000 in the next three years. It launches on 22 October.

"While there is so much talk about limited battery life, car performance and available charging points, we think the single biggest barrier to EV adoption, both privately and corporately, is a lack of joined-up thinking," said Alphabet chief executive Richard Schooling.

"Manufacturers of various new EV models have possibly focused on the benefits of their own vehicles, with not enough time and effort being spent on helping the business or driver to overcome their fears about adopting the new technology."