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BT adds electric vehicles to company car scheme

BT has deployed pure electric vehicles on its company car scheme with support from its Fleet Solutions business.

The latest BT Fleet Solutions report shows fleet attitudes to EVs are fast changing

The vehicles are open to all contract benefit employees, covering some 3,000 in total, and mean that drivers are being offered the choice of all fuel derivatives.

BT Group said the addition of electric vehicles to its company car scheme reinforces the company’s green credentials and follows the announcement of its target for net zero emissions by 2045 during Green GB Week.

Henry Brace, managing director at BT Fleet Solutions, said: “BT as a forward-looking technology business has had an internal community of alternative fuel vehicle supporters for some time, who will no doubt be front of the line to secure their EV models. But we believe EVs will be popular with all of our company car base.”

It marks the first such scheme deployed by BT Fleet Solutions and follows work by the fleet management solutions provider to upskill its engineers to work on EVs; bringing increased vehicle knowledge in EV diagnostics and repair to support wider take-up of such services among its client base.

Brace continued: “The move to pure EV is one we have been seeing for some time with the number of staff who drive diesel vehicles dropping in favour of more uptake in plug-in hybrids (PHEV). The move to pure EV is the natural progression of this, and we’re delighted to support the wider [BT] Group in their uptake of alternative fuelled vehicles.”

The launch of this scheme follows the recent release of BT Fleet Solutions’ third Operational Fleet Report which explored a number of issues including fleet attitudes to EVs; the report identified a 19% expected increase in the number of fleet managers using electric vehicles in five years’ time.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.