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New EV fleet hub launches on AFP website with help of Nissan

A new electric vehicle hub that will support fleet operators through the process of electrification is now available on the Association of Fleet Professionals’ (AFP) website.

The AFP’s EV hub has been created with the support of Nissan and features a range of bespoke resources, including a list of FAQs about EV operation

Created with the support of Nissan, it features a range of bespoke resources, including a list of frequently asked questions about EV operation, upcoming AFP events covering electrification such as training sessions and webinars, and detailed product information.

Additionally, a survey of AFP members will be carried out every month on a different aspect of EVs in a fleet context and the results shared first through the hub.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: “No subject preoccupies our members in 2021 in the same manner as EVs as they embark on the process of fleet electrification. They want to know about how to choose the right electric cars and vans for their fleet, how to operate them most effectively, how to manage driver uptake, and much more.

“Alongside the wide range of EV support that we already provide, we have been looking to add a specialist resource to our website to help satisfy this thirst for information for some time but financial help was needed to do so, and we are very pleased that Nissan have been able to provide the backing required.”

The site taps into Nissan’s in-depth knowledge of EVs – its first electric car was released in 1947 and it’s electrifying every all-new Nissan vehicle offering in key markets by the early 2030.

The carmaker’s plans for going electric are being supported by its EV36Zero flagship £1bn

EV manufacturing hub in the north east of England, announced earlier this year and including a 35Gwh gigafactory.

Nic Verneuil, sales director at Nissan, commented: “The world of fleet has changed immeasurably in recent years thanks largely to developments in technology, especially around electrification.

“The landscape for fleet managers has therefore become rather more complex than it used to be. As a brand, Nissan wants to help. Not only do we have the heritage, leadership and expertise when it comes to EV, we have the passenger car and van solutions.

“By partnering with AFP, we can come together to contribute to the valuable work the organisation does for its members and help fleets make the switch to EV.”

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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.

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