One in three UK fleet managers expect half of their company car fleet to be electric by 2025, a new survey has revealed.
Go Ultra Low and the Energy Saving Trust found nine in 10 fleet managers enjoying the idea of driving and owning an electric company car, and seven in 10 committing to purchase an EV within the next two years.
Half of UK fleet managers are predicting an uptake in electric company cars thanks to Benefit in Kind tax changes. This is where the tax liability for fully electric company car drivers falls to 0% in 2020-21.
The survey found that a lack of chargepoints was the biggest factor in inhibiting EV adoption, followed by their limited range.
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: 'Today’s research highlights that the Government’s Benefit-In-Kind tax incentives are helping to shift behaviour around company fleets and the car industry is supporting with exciting products. There are around 60 electric models now available and most are able to travel more than 200-miles on a single charge.
'The decisions fleet managers make about EVs today will be critical in driving mass adoption tomorrow.'