ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Winning hearts and minds on the EV journey

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Probably one of the biggest challenges employers face in making the transition to zero is winning over the hearts and minds of their drivers. And that’s particularly critical in the world of vans where employees often have to meet delivery targets. The spectre of range anxiety still weighs heavy.

For businesses that want to get on the road to zero emissions, the key is to give drivers confidence in the ‘how, where and when’ of electric motoring.  

Every day is a school day

The big question is how to do this in a way that provides useful learnings, while avoiding any detrimental impact on productivity – especially when there is so much external pressure on operating costs. Renting electric vehicles is a particularly effective solution. After all, a short test-drive, even if it’s for a week or more, doesn’t really deliver the insight employers and their drivers need to understand the true impact of adding electric to their fleet. 

What’s needed is real-world experience before making the big move because there is a big difference between those companies who are doing lots of short runs, such as courier and local delivery companies and those who are transporting goods and people on longer motorway journeys, for example. How electric vans can be utilised in either scenario needs to be considered along with availability of charging points and the time it takes to recharge a vehicle. 

Real-world conditions

That’s where Europcar van rental solutions are a good fit, giving businesses the opportunity to have a ‘real-world’ experience of electric vehicles that a short test drive simply can’t deliver. Flex from Europcar for electric vans is available for a minimum of three months with no upfront deposit and commitment free and includes:

  • Comprehensive vehicle handover and charging instructions support
  • Charging cables 
  • Shell Recharge card and app – providing access to over 10,000 publicly accessible charge points across the UK
  • The option for CO2 reporting for valuable insight into emissions reduction

Plus, through its partnership with Shell Recharge Solutions, Europcar is offering a range of home, roadside and workplace charging solutions.

To find out more about how Europcar can help your organisation transition to zero visit or call 0371 384 0140




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