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AFP launches EV charter and training course

Date: 21 December 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

A new EV charter and accompanying training course have been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

It says the charter commits it to fast-tracking the adoption of EVs in the UK, supporting members through electrification with a helpline and administrative assistance, providing best practice documents and education, and lobbying the government on the conditions needed to meet the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles. 

In addition, the new EV Fleet Manager Training Course will cover topics including evaluating a fleet's potential to electrify, analysing the costs and carbon benefits of switching, developing the required infrastructure, and measuring ongoing progress.

In addition, the AFP has launched three best practice documents for fleets planning an EV switch - Myth Busters, which explains the benefits of driving an EV; EV Policy Document Hints and Tips, and EV Policy Wording and Guidance.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: "We believe that 2021 will be the year of fleet electrification and, as the fleet industry's leading professional body, we fully intend to play our part.

"There has been a lot of work going at the AFP in recent months to produce the charter, the new course, and the new documents - especially from our electric vehicle committee - and these developments should be of considerable practical assistance to fleet managers beginning to transition to EVs in real world conditions.

"We are placing a great deal of emphasis on the outstanding EV expertise that exists within the AFP and believe that it will attract more fleet managers to join the organisation over the next few months."