Podcast: Switching to EVs isn’t only an environmental decision – it can boost a business’ bottom line

Listen to the full podcast with Andreas Atkins, Electric Vehicles Product Business Development Manager at Centrica Business Solutions

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Switching to EVs isn’t only an environmental decision – it can boost a business’ bottom line.

That was the suggestion from Andreas Atkins, Electric Vehicles (EVs) Product Business Development Manager at Centrica Business Solutions, who spoke to future Net Zero Editor Jonny Bairstow about why businesses should start looking at installing charge points, switching to electric fleets and how they can go about starting this process.

Andreas noted that there are a range of both obstacles to be overcome and a mix of opportunities that can be realised in transitioning fleets to EVs, highlighting that although many companies made the leap for environmental reasons, there are also financial benefits involved – he said: “In the right frame, in the right kind of organisation, it can actually earn money from the investment in EV infrastructure.”

He added: “The most prominent forecasts are indicating that by 2029, so only eight years now, 20% to 30%, so a quarter, getting close to a third of all the vehicles on UK roads by this point will be electric and I think professional drivers, so fleets and taxis, will see this happen much sooner.

“We’ve already seen the example of our own fleet, which we’re hopeful we can convert to 100% by electric by 2030, if not sooner.”