The future of efficient, economical and safer driving of electric vehicles is here!
On the 18th November 2020 the Government set out their intention to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030. The plans from the Prime Minister, the Transport Secretary and Business Secretary ‘will put the UK on course to be the fastest G7 country to decarbonise cars and vans’ and that presents both a challenge and an opportunity for all.
Whether a private vehicle user, fleet operator or vehicle manufacturer and dealership, now is the time for each of us to look at the implications and impact for us all. The pledge of £1.8 billion to support greater uptake of zero emission vehicles shows the seriousness with which this issue is being taken and the measures announced back in November quite rightly considered the need for innovation and new clean technologies, from charge points and battery packs to recycling infrastructure and super-lightweight components.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “The UK is going further and faster than any other major economy to decarbonise transport, harnessing the power of clean, green technology to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050.”
He continued “we are also leading the change when it comes to the transition to zero emission vehicles and today’s timely boost in funding builds on our world-leading £2.5 billion package to encourage drivers to make the switch.”
So, what does this mean for you? For private vehicle users we will continue to see a growing number of people researching their options and wanting to make informed choices during their search for their new car. For fleet operators, there will be key capital expenditure decisions to make regarding switching to electric vehicles and the lifetime costs or indeed savings to be made by doing so. Whilst vehicle manufacturers and dealerships will want to ensure they are at the top of their game with production, supply and demand and able to demonstrate the benefits of their low emission vehicles.
If you’re one of those companies that is already ahead of the game having made that all important decision to switch to a greener way of transport, then you’ll know the difference you’re making already. But what if there was a way to help forward thinking companies like you to use less energy through eco-driving techniques and improving the driving range of modern electric vehicles. Surely that would be a real game changer?
The good news for you then is that some leading automotive product suppliers are already ahead of the game introducing product ranges that will be the future of efficient economical driving of electric vehicles. With proven battery savings of as much as 30% to 40% and reduced frequency of charging, your vehicles will not only have less time off the road but better still once charged, they will do more miles per charge.
What’s more, these products provide intelligent regulation of accelerator performance combined with a speed limiter, which means increased safety as they prevent aggressive acceleration and excessive speeds. This will no doubt improve driver behaviour and reductions in speeding offences, which in turn increases safety for drivers and other road users too.
But what, we know you’ll be asking, is the financial cost of this more efficient and safer way of driving? Well, it’s an important question and one that we know the Finance Director will be asking! The great news there though is that there are cost savings to be had, which will ensure not only a fast return on your investment but also lifetime costs savings. There are substantial savings on maintenance costs and reduced vehicle wear and tear by eliminating over acceleration and it’s facts like these that will have your Finance department signing off those purchase order forms quicker than ever before.
So, if you’re looking to invest in a product that’s better for the environment and the pocket and safer for drivers and other road users too, then why not look at the Parksafe PS±EV range? Their brand new Eco Save Electric Vehicle Device is the economical, safer and greener way to drive. What’s more it’s available for a variety of different vehicles including the Nissan e-NV200, the LDV Maxus, the Mercedes eVITO & eSprinter and MAN & VW and with potential integration to your Fleet Management System too.
It’s definitely an exciting time for the automotive industry to innovate and make a difference and for those companies like the Parksafe Group that are already doing this the future is bright or maybe we should say green!