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Fleet Evolution welcomes government testing of ‘Electric Highways’

Announced last month by Highways England, the trials will test how the technology would work on the country’s motorways and major A roads, allowing drivers of ultra-low emission vehicles to travel long distances without needing to stop and charge the car’s battery.

In response, Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, said: “Our main role is to help businesses of all sizes to implement salary sacrifice schemes for employees. The way these schemes are structured means that the benefits will be much greater if the vehicle in question is efficient – so we’re very pleased that the Government is taking steps to encourage electric or hybrid vehicle take-up!

“One of the key concerns about investing in an electric vehicle is not being able to find a charging point for longer journeys, but if these power-transfer highways come to fruition, we can shrug off those concerns and make electric vehicles a truly viable option for motorists everywhere.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.