Electric vehicles (EVs), which utilise an electric motor, are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transport, backed by the UK government’s zero emission vehicle mandate. By 2030, this mandate will require 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans in Great Britain to be zero-emission vehicles. This commitment to sustainable practices will accelerate the transition towards cleaner transportation, with the goal of achieving 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. 

Switching from diesel and petrol-fuelled vehicles to these electric-powered vehicles has many advantages including significantly reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality, making EVs the ideal sustainable alternative. Other benefits include a reduced carbon footprint, reduced noise pollution, and substantial cost savings.  

EVs are renowned for being high-quality vehicles with low running costs and the infrastructure surrounding this technology is constantly improving. The adoption of this technology mitigates the effects of climate change and helps to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, contributing to a greener environment.   

China is currently leading the EV market, with over 50% of the world’s EV sales originating from there. Other countries, such as the UK and Norway, are following closely behind and making significant strides in EV adoption.  

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), is a governmental office in the UK that oversees initiatives related to EVs. Providing funding for implementing various projects to promote the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. Intended to educate motorcyclists and fleets on the advantages of the wide range of EV options that are available on the market and to persuade riders to switch to these eco-friendly alternatives. The Workplace Charging Scheme for state-funded education institutions is also available by OZEV to provide support towards the costs of purchase, installation and infrastructure of electric vehicle charge points.   

EVs play an important role in organisations’ decarbonisation strategies. Therefore, carefully choosing and implementing the most suitable EV charging solutions is crucial. Key factors to consider for EV infrastructure include the reliability, quality, scalability and ease of user interaction. 

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