GreenFleet Scotland: 4th May 2018

Are you a Fleet Professional that is looking to improve the overall efficiency of your transport operation? Are you looking to save money on the running costs of your fleet? If so, and you want to know exactly how that can be achieved, then you need come to GreenFleet Scotland! After 9 successful years GreenFleet Scotland celebrates its 10th anniversary and we want to share this with YOU! It’s safe to say we have firmly established ourselves as “The Fleet Event for Scotland” and the event that can help you make all the business decisions necessary to run a more efficient operation!

What’s it all about?

For those of you that don’t know what GreenFleet events are about, we offer Scottish fleet professionals the opportunity to experience some of the best and most efficient motoring technology the electric and ultra-low emission world has to offer, staged in association with Transport Scotland and Energy Saving Trust.

Why should I attend?

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to "massively expand" charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

The SNP leader also said there were plans to make the A9 Scotland's first fully electric-enabled road and that an innovation fund would be set up to encourage climate-change solutions such as charging vehicles in areas with a high concentration of tenements. “Our aim is for new petrol and diesel cars and vans to be phased out in Scotland by 2032,” Ms Sturgeon said.

The financial benefits: So, you may well be asking yourselves “It’s all well and good saying that these ULEVs can help save the planet, and also save us money… but do they really work?” Let’s compare the average running costs of an EV versus a diesel or petrol vehicle:

Fuel costs for a conventional car average 12-pence per mile, equating to £1,440, based on an annual mileage of 12,000. Compare that to an EV and the average cost per mile can be as low as 2-pence, making the annual expense just £240! – just imagine the savings on an entire fleet!

EV’s can be charged using any of the growing number of public charging points being installed across Scotland, or using work place charging should your organisation take the initiative to make the installation. There are currently more than 800 public chargers across Scotland, servicing some 1,600 ‘charging bays’, and 175 of these are Rapid Chargers. There are also grants available for the installation of workplace and home charging, if your drivers take their vehicles home at night.

Pure EVs are Zero-Emission, meaning your CO₂ and NOx output is reduced significantly, meaning you are doing all you can to help improve air quality across Scotland.

The environmental benefits

GreenFleet events have helped instigate significant change, however there is still a lot of work to be done… Air pollution contributes to over 2,500 early deaths in Scotland every year. There are 38 official Pollution Zones across Scotland’s towns and cities where air quality levels are failing safety standards. Traffic is the dominant cause of air pollution and the Scottish Government has committed to introducing LEZs in the four biggest cities by 2020. Glasgow will be the first, this year in 2018, followed by Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Perth and where necessary, in other Pollution Zones by 2023.

Therefore, it is SO important to ensure fleet managers are educated on the facts and benefits greening your fleet can offer, sound complicated? GreenFleet Scotland can answer all your questions and queries on how to make the transition!

What will your day include?

Keynote speaker seminars, including speakers from Transport Scotland on the new Scottish Transport and Climate Change Strategy, as well as presentations from experts on electric vehicles, recharging and innovative fleet technology.

The opportunity to Test Drive the latest in low-carbon, hybrid and electric vehicles… Over 50 different makes and models will be there on the day, including the Tesla Model S and the BMW 530e, and for those with commercial vehicles in their fleet DNA, then we have full electric LDV and Iveco, and gas-powered vans and trucks too!

The chance to network with other fleet professionals and EV owners to exchange ideas…

A complimentary breakfast, all day refreshments and a buffet lunch!

The event will start at around 9.00am, and run through to 4.00pm, but don’t worry if you can’t make the start of the day. Just an hour out of your day could give you the knowledge you need to save £Thousands on your annual running costs!

REGISTER TODAY and make sure you are part of the biggest gathering of fleet professionals in Scotland