Based on a series of Freedom of Information requests in Q4 2022 by BVRLA, the Fleet Friendly Charging Index presents a picture of how ‘fleet friendly’ the UK’s current EV infrastructure plans are, at a local level.

As well as revealing the extent to which councils are yet to engage with the fleet sector, the index also shows that nearly two thirds (63%) of local authorities are yet to publish an EV strategy.

Gerry Keaney, BVRLA chief executive, said: ‘The fleet sector is pulling the nation forward on its drive to decarbonise, but charging infrastructure is failing to keep up. Local Authorities have the power to make a real difference and we want to help them help fleets.’

The Index was launched last week alongside an updated Fleet Charging Guide at a Reception in the House of Commons.

Mr Keaney continued: ‘Armed with our Fleet Charging Guide, we are supercharging our engagement on this topic. Conversations are taking place with decision makers the length and breadth of the country. The Index shows where the most collaboration is needed, and we are fully equipped to share the insights that will shape a fleet friendly network from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.’