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First details of AFP’s new Electric Vehicle Committee revealed

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The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has released details of its first in a line of new committees to be introduced; the Electric Vehicle, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels Committee.

AFP co-chair Paul Hollick

AFP co-chair Paul Hollick

The Electric Vehicle, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels Committee will be led by AFP deputy chair Stewart Lightbody and vice-chaired by Paul Hollick, AFP co-chair. It includes Denise Lane of Capita, Chris Joyce of the AFP, Steve Cuddy of Close Brothers, Eric Bristow of Schindler, Ken Needham of Foxtons, Simon King of Mitie, Dale Eynon of DEFRA and Lorna McAtear of National Grid.

The new committee’s adopted mission statement is to advise fleet operators how best they can make the transition from standard fuel types to electrification and other alternative fuels with topics under consideration including: support from central and local government, and the treasury; home charging policies, employee reimbursement and usage; electric highway charging; best practice for EVs and PHEVs, and alternative fuel vehicles beyond EVs.

Lightbody said: “Clearly, EVs, low carbon and alternative fuels are very much front-of-mind for fleets at the moment and we’re looking to generate industry-leading thought and discussion across a wide range of relevant areas where fleet managers are looking for guidance and information.

“The calibre of committee member we’ve been able to attract is very impressive and we’re planning to serve as an incubator for ideas that will ultimately affect not just fleet strategies but policy and action across manufacturers, government, the HMRC and the DVLA.”

The news follows the AFP’s earlier announcement that it will be starting seven fleet committees.

Paul Hollick co-chair at the AFP, said: “We’re really pleased to see that the EV, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels committee has been able to attract some impressive names but we’re still putting the other six committees together, and we’d like to hear from anyone who would like to take an active role within the AFP by participating.

“We’re saying, ‘get in touch with us, your industry needs you.’”

Fleet managers interested in joining any of the committees should contact the AFP Administration Centre at [email protected]. Committee meetings will take place once every two months, with the intention that most will take place through video-conferencing.

The AFP was formed following a merger between fleet-industry bodies ACFO and ICFM in March this year.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.