An IT firm in Hampshire, England, has begun to electrify its car fleet with the arrival of six brand-new BMWi3 electric vehicles.
Taylor Made Computer Solutions, based in Fareham, has welcomed six new BMWi3s, marking its move towards electrifying its entire fleet. With the Government planning to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, an increasing number of businesses are starting to switch to electric cars. Taylor Made has also installed three charging points at its Cams Hall Estate headquarters to ensure the i3s are ready for action at any time. The vehicles will be used as ‘pool cars’ for the company’s 115 employees, who need to be prepared to help clients at a moment’s notice.
“The entire team was so excited about the arrival of the new electric cars and couldn’t wait to see them pull up outside the office,” said Founder and managing director Nigel Taylor. “We’re well-known for our branded cars and can’t wait to get these new, greener vehicles, out on the road. We’ll be able to use our chargers before we leave and top up with rapid charges on the road if necessary for longer journeys.”
Phil Page from Compass Leasing in Portsmouth, which helped Taylor Made make the switch, added that there is a real rise in demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles in Hampshire and that the company is only expecting that to rise as manufacturers start producing more and more electric vehicles with greater range and battery capacity.
Taylor Made has a fleet of nearly 50 vehicles and plans to transition the rest of its cars to electric in time.
There are currently an estimated 126,000 electric vehicles on the UK’s roads. According to the latest figures from the SMMT, more than 41,000 new alternatively fuelled vehicles have been registered so far this year, up around a quarter on the same period last year.