‘Major knowledge gap’ could hinder fleet adoption of electric vehicles
Overcoming a knowledge gap on electric vehicles could prove the “greatest challenge” for uptake, with much greater work needed to prevent misinformation among businesses and drivers.
According to Licence Bureau, while electric vehicles are a hot topic right now in the mobility sector, a lack of clear, transparent, readily available information is resulting in business drivers holding back on committing to EVs due to uncertainty around their suitability.
The firm also says businesses should be doing more to support employees with the decision-making process by focusing on their driving profile and understanding the benefits – or otherwise – that adopting EV mobility may have.
Licence Bureau is taking action itself through its newly introduced Empowered Driving, Empowered Plus EV module, which has been designed to provide practical advice and insights.
The 30-minute EV module can be added to Licence Bureau’s Empowered Driving course designed to provide business drivers with the tools necessary to enhance driving safety.
Martin Starkey, training development manager, said: “The uptake of EVs is actively being encouraged to the UK business sector with financial incentives, and is seen as a key breakthrough market, but the reality is overcoming the knowledge gap, amongst both businesses and individual business drivers, could prove the greatest challenge.”
He added: “Through education, and dispelling the common myths relating to EVs, businesses and drivers alike will be much better positioned to make decisions based on data and facts in order to support their driver compliance strategies.”