Are your Drivers ready for Electric Vehicle's?

Dated: 21 Jan, 2021

Despite the pandemic 2020 EV sales in the UK rose significantly and Fleet Managers are now starting to integrate Electric Vehicles into fleets. Following the UK Government announcing sales of Petrol & Diesel engines to cease in 2030 this is sure to add to the pace.

It is important that drivers are trained not only in terms of crucial vehicle differences, but targeted training can have a significant effect on safety and efficiency. Fleetmaster are working closely with manufacturers and with experts to develop their range of industry leading training options. Courses have been designed to familiarise drivers with EV’s and improve risk across the fleet. Training can be delivered in various ways including practical and online with bespoke courses available designed around your company.

One of the leading adaptors of Electric Vehicles in the UK is British Gas and they have partnered with Fleetmaster to deliver training to all their EV Drivers.

James Rooney, Fleet Engineering & Innovation Manger at British Gas commented:

“As the UK’s biggest power company and with one the largest Fleets in the country we are leading the drive to change to electric vehicles. We have committed to electrifying our fleet by 2030.

We have worked with Fleetmaster for in excess of 15 years as our driver training provider, so it makes perfect sense to once again partner with them in our drive to a greener future. They have fully embraced the EV culture and have written industry leading courses around our needs to educate our drivers.

During a challenging period as a result of the Covid pandemic Fleetmaster have adapted quickly and helped keep our training running by putting in appropriate safety measures and utilising remote learning that has worked well for our business.

They do a very efficient and professional job with all our Driver Training through a variety of accredited courses, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Fleetmaster have worked with British Gas for over 15 years and are delighted to extend this partnership to cover Electric Vehicles, Fleetmaster Director Jamie Boocock commented:

“We have worked with British Gas for a long time and are delighted to continue our partnership. They have really embraced the change to Electric Vehicles and working alongside them we have developed courses that have worked well for drivers and the company. Our courses are designed to get drivers familiar with EV’s and maximise performance and safety across the fleet.”

To discuss how we can deliver Electric Vehicle training to your company or for further information on any of our courses please contact us at enquiries@fleetmastergroup.com or Tel: 01924 416624.

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