New diesel & petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

28 July, 2017

Plans to ban production of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 will have wide reaching implications across the British fleets.

For organisations that rely on commercial fleets, preparations for the transition to an electric fleet must begin now. This starts with putting money aside to replace vehicles with traditional engines. One way to find this money is to use a mobile resource management solution. This helps drive significant cost savings through the likes of efficient route planning, which can reduce mileage by up to 20% and driver hours by almost a quarter, and by reducing vehicle idle time to reduce wasted fuel. All these savings will combine help to make a more profitable business and ensure they are set up for success with an electric fleet

Developing solutions for the electric commercial vehicle market has been a key goal  for some time. In our OEM partnership with Nissan, we’re already supporting its electrical vehicle (EV) LEAF and e-NV200 ranges with NissanConnect Fleet, a solution for connecting the mobile workforce with the wider business to drive operational efficiency gains. Electric commercial fleets will quickly become more commonplace and we’re committed to supplying a robust mobile telematics programme to support business needs now and in the future.

Sergio Barata, GM EMEA at Telogis