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Tusker directors go electric as firm reports surging EV orders

David Hosking, chief executive officer, Mark Sinclair, chief operating officer and chief commercial officer Iain Carmichael have all opted for BMW i3s, while chief financial officer David Brockwell, has chosen a Nissan LEAF.

This initiative comes as Tusker reports a sharp rise in orders for EVs, with an 250% increase in EV orders over the last four months since promoting them to customers of its SalarySacrifice4Cars (SS4C) scheme.

At the same time, to encourage staff into a wider take-up of EVs, Tusker has installed four charging points in the company car park of its new offices in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Electric cars are now available to all company car drivers at all grades and to non-car eligible staff on its salary sacrifice scheme.

The Tusker directors have all reported enjoyable driving experiences from their new EVs along with financial savings.

The team also said they expect the trend towards EVs to continue as awareness of the financial and environmental benefits increases and the charging network continues to grow.

CEO David Hosking added: ’Electric cars are definitely becoming more of a mainstream item in the fleet market with orders increasing day-by-day, and we have shown our commitment by opting for EVs for our executive board.

‘The experience of us all has generally been a very positive one, while the increase in the number of charging stations available has certainly helped. The new charging stations in our car park have made the re-charging process very straightforward.

‘We expect uptake of EVs on salary sacrifice and contract hire schemes to continue to grow this year, as more models come onto the market and awareness of the savings and practicality of EVs grows amongst end-users in line with an expanding recharging network and infrastructure,’ he said.

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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.