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Electric Vehicles – There’s a Charge

Electric Vehicles – There’s a Charge

​Constantly driving our wonderful vehicles poses an interesting question that may bother fleet drivers on a regular basis. What came first; the wheel or the road? No doubt during the transition from horse-drawn carts to combustion engines, we had a great deal to thank the Romans for. At the end of the day, you need road infrastructure for your wheels to roll over.

Despite the Model T being available to the masses from 1908, Britain’s first motorway, the M1, didn’t start construction until much later in 1959. Sadly for us modern drivers, our pot hole-ridden roads will not address the next transportation challenge the future poses. What we need is public investment in electrification infrastructure. If we look at the other electrified transport systems, such as rail, we can get a taste for just how difficult the funding of such infrastructure can be.

Ultimately, some significant tax revenue will need to be raised unless utility companies want to be left to pick up the cost for what is inevitably the transport world of tomorrow. Perhaps the petrol giants will decide to invest to prevent the market’s collapse? This is comparable to some cigarette companies switching from tobacco to electric vapes, which is proving to be very popular. After all, it is about air quality control.

Simply put, until the infrastructure is in place, the public won’t and can’t flick the switch to electric.

What do you think?  What are the latest options for electric vehicles?  Look no further than the team at Marshall Leasing who would love to discuss future possibilities with you.

Please feel free to contact the team on 01480 414541, and we will be happy to assist you with all of your fleet requirements.

 

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