Lex gears up for EV demand from SMEs with DriveElectric
Lex Autolease has signed up DriveElectric to provide specialist advice on ultra-low emission vehicles to Lloyds Bank business SMEs looking to make the switch.
The partnership will see DriveElectric arrange events for customers running fewer than 20 vehicles, showcase electric vehicles and provide advice to help businesses transition to electric as well as dealing with all Lex Autolease’s web enquiries for electric vehicles.
Mike Potter, managing director and founder at DriveElectric, said: “DriveElectric has an established and thorough understanding of the electric vehicle market and energy propositions. We are a small expert company with an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of electric vehicles. The relationships our team has with manufacturers and suppliers in the industry are invaluable to business customers.
“Working with Lex Autolease allows us to share our knowledge with over 1.2m customers. We will help customers understand how they can make electric vehicles work for them and their business, and how charging at home and the workplace really works. We’re keen to demystify a soon to be essential process for thousands of people and ensure clarity and growth of an electric vehicles future.”
The partnership comes two months after Lex reported a surge in electric vehicle orders from fleet operators making the most of its £1m EV fund.
Announced at last September’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, the EV1000 fund went live in January and provides £1,000 towards the cost of the first 1,000 pure electric vehicles leased through Lex.
The first four months of the year saw 467 qualifying orders placed; these vehicles will increase the size of Lex Autolease’s EV fleet by more than 67% and, once all the funds have been allocated, the firm predicts there will be an overall increase of at least 8% in the number of pure EVs on the UK’s roads.