Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, has released a new whitepaper, ‘Selecting Your Vehicles – the Right Fuel for the Job.’
The paper reviews the different fuel type options that are available on today’s market – including petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric – alongside both tax and legal changes that can have implications when choosing fleet vehicles.
Fuel selection has a considerable impact on the capital and operational costs on a fleet – where diesel was once the fuel of choice due to reliability, lower vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and driving range, recent changes to Government legislation concerning climate change and air quality have thrown vehicle emissions, and diesel vehicles in particular, into the spotlight.
In light of this, the paper references Government incentives that have been put in place to increase the uptake of ‘greener’ vehicles such as electric (EV) and hybrid (PHEV), and grant schemes against the cost of new purchases that are in support of achieving 50% of new vehicle sales by 2040.
Speaking on the topic, Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s Managing Director, said, “Having a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each fuel type available, as well as a good understanding of the cost elements is paramount when choosing vehicles.
“Our latest whitepaper reviews the recent changes in legislation and subsequent implications to fuel types, allowing fleet managers to evaluate all the options available to them before making investments in their fleet”.