EXCLUSIVE EV eBOOK | November 2020

Leading the charge:
Are cities ready for a fleet led EV revolution?

The UK has set the ambitious target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Fleets will be incredibly important to achieving net zero with some already making the move to electrify, taking a leap of faith into a world that may not be completely ready for this level of change.

Download, plug in, and read on as we look to answer – are cities ready for an EV fleet revolution?

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What's in the eBook?

Bringing together a diverse range of voices from across the EV spectrum, you’ll hear from:

  • Innovative fleets pushing ahead with their EV transformations
  • Trail-blazing cities working to improve the landscape for EVs
  • Pioneering infrastructure providers helping cities achieve their charging goals
  • Solution champions working improve city and driver experiences

Meet the Contributors

Their expertise and insights brought this valuable eBook to life

Uber

"If our drivers can make the switch, overcoming all the barriers that are currently in place, then it should act as a major catalyst for change across society. If we act now, together and with renewed purpose, we can create cleaner, healthier, more liveable cities for everyone."

Christopher Hook
Driver Operations Clean Air & Driver Earnings Lead UK and Ireland, Uber

Christopher Hook

Driver Operations Clean Air & Driver Earnings Lead UK and Ireland, Uber

SSE Enterprise

“Commercial fleet triggers to decarbonise are different to private consumers. It is essential to increase the policy focus on fleets to give a clear signal that their needs are considered and supported.”

Niall Riddell
Smart Systems Innovation Sector Director, SSE

Niall Riddell

Smart Systems Innovation Sector Director, SSE

Transport for West Midlands

“TfWM is committed to becoming the UK hub for battery research, delivery of the highest EV adoption and CAV share of vehicle use in the UK; and enabling the region to become the national centre for CAVs and electric motor manufacturing and supply chain for EVs.”

Andy Page, Future Mobility Lead & Mike Waters, Director Policy, Strategy and Innovation, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)

Mike Waters

Director Policy, Strategy and Innovation, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)

AppyWay

“Fleets are committed to helping the UK reach net zero emissions but as this eBook has highlighted there are common concerns across the electrification spectrum.”

Dan Hubert,
Founder & CEO, AppyWay

Dan Hubert

Founder & CEO, AppyWay

Zipcar

“How do we persuade and encourage more people to make the behaviour change required? And how do we ensure there is sufficient infrastructure to support a rapid growth in use of electric vehicles (EVs)?”

James Taylor,
General Manager, Zipcar UK

James Taylor

General Manager, Zipcar UK

Enterprise

“Our experience is that customers want to rent EVs, but often don’t because they are worried about how often they will need to recharge the vehicle and where they will be able to do this.”

Iain Macbeth
Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy – Europe, Enterprise

Iain Macbeth

European Director of Strategy - EVs, Enterprise

Foot Anstey LLP

“I plea that we all learn from one another and share views with the local authorities – give them first-hand insight into what fleets need to continue to be the backbone of our economy.”

Sara Sloman
Zero Emission Mobility BD Manager, Foot Anstey LLP

Sara Sloman

Zero Emission Mobility BD Manager, Foot Anstey LLP

Connected Kerb

“We are facing one of the most significant infrastructure challenges of this century; one that requires mindset and behavioural changes, as well as bold thinking and cross-sector collaboration.”

Chris Pateman-Jones
CEO, Connected Kerb

Chris Pateman-Jones

CEO, Connected Kerb

London First

“With nearly 6 in every 10 of last year’s new vehicle registrations being fleet vehicles, the actions of professional drivers and commercial fleet owners will clearly have a significant impact on stimulating this new market and meeting London’s environmental objectives”

Adam Tyndall,
Programme Director - Connectivity, London First

Adam Tyndall

Programme Director Connectivity, London First

Enterprise

“TfWM is committed to becoming the UK hub for battery research, delivery of the highest EV adoption and CAV share of vehicle use in the UK; and enabling the region to become the national centre for CAVs and electric motor manufacturing and supply chain for EVs.”

Andy Page, Future Mobility Lead & Mike Waters, Director Policy, Strategy and Innovation, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)

Andy Page

Future Mobility Lead, Transport for West Midlands

Coventry City Council

“Much progress has been made but we know the EV revolution is just getting started. With initiatives like the ones we mention in this eBook we hope to get more motorists in electric vehicles, and more importantly we hope to get more businesses and fleets into EV’s.”

Sunil Budheo
Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

Sunil Budheo

Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

DG:Cities

“DG:Cities have identified that the challenges fleets face with regards to electrification are linked to their lack of previous experience with EVs, resistance to change, range insecurity, and unknown infrastructural costs. All of these need to be taken into account to enable transition.”

Balázs Csuvár
Head of Delivery, DG:Cities

Balázs Csuvár

Head of Delivery, DG:Cities

AppyWay

“Parking and EV charging as it is today, has been put together by chance with a lack of joined up thinking in most areas. Integration remains non-existent, fragmenting the user journey and leaving the relationship between parking and charging in separate silos.”

Ben Boutcher West
Head of Mobility, AppyWay

Ben Boutcher-West

Head of Mobility, AppyWay

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