The Government is encouraging fleet take-up of electric vehicles by offering a free EV business plan.

Run by the Energy Saving Trust and funded by Transport for London and the Department of Transport, the Plugged-in Fleets initiative will offer up to 20 fleets the opportunity to develop strategic plans for the introduction of EVs.

The initiative follows the publication of the Plugged-in Fleets report, which identified that businesses can save money when selectively introducing EVs within their fleets.

Robin Haycock, project liaison manager for the Energy Saving Trust, said: “TfL and DfT have backed this initiative to bring the fleet analysis expertise of the Energy Saving Trust to fleets to help accelerate the drive towards plugged in vehicles.

“Forward-thinking businesses know that sustainability is not just ‘doing the right thing’ – it can actually increase profits and reduce fuel consumption. We’ll be helping the leaders in the field make a real change this year.”

The deadline for applications, via, is 16 April 2012.

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