Most of us think about the looming ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars in a personal capacity, wondering how and when we’ll swap the combustion engine for a battery. Beyond individuals, however, the ban’s effect on UK businesses is going to be huge. Companies need to consider everything from fleet management to charge-point provision for employee vehicles.
Alongside the central commercial challenge of ensuring a low cost and efficient delivery of electric vehicles (EVs), it is also important businesses understand and communicate the environmental benefits this switch will have. This will have the combined effect of demonstrating companies’ green credentials, as well as boosting employee enthusiasm for the transition.
Rising to the challenge are two UK challenger companies, FuturePlus and Diode, who through their novel partnership aim to simplify the switch to EVs. FuturePlus is an online sustainability tool that aims to transform the way organisations understand and action their sustainability goals, whilst Diode specialises in electric vehicle suitability assessments, charging infrastructure recommendations, and charge point procurement.
Working together, ‘FuturePlus powered by Diode’ will allow FuturePlus members and their employees to use the Diode platform to understand the environmental benefits of switching to EV and make that switch easier. With the 2030 ban fast approaching, the partnership aims to reduce the friction of conversion to EV in a cost-effective and practical way.