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The Operational Fleet Insight Report 2021

Positivity towards electric vehicles (EVs) is at an all-time high among operational fleets, according to the latest Operational Fleet Insight Report from the AA and Rivus Fleet Solutions. The research involving more than 500 fleet managers found that 82% feel the quality of EVs on offer has improved since last year and 84% believe the range from manufacturers has improved.

The positivity around EVs has also extended to the long-term cost benefits, with almost two thirds (65%) believing that EVs have better whole life costs than diesel or petrol. 66% of fleet managers recognise that EVs require less servicing, and 59% have identified that EVs hold their resale value and have less downtime. Now there’s much greater awareness, 67% of fleet operators expect to be using EVs within the next five years, compared to over a quarter (26%) using currently. EVs appear to be increasingly on fleet managers’ day-to-day radars, with 78% believing that the number of electric vans on the road have increased in the last year, up significantly from 65% last year.

The Operational Fleet Insight report also reviewed the impact of COVID-19 over the past 18 months. While the pandemic has had a mixed effect on businesses, 41% of fleet managers have reported a positive impact on their environmental and sustainability strategies. As well as this, 16% of commercial van users increased the lifespan of their older vehicles as a response to COVID-19, and 41% revealed that the pandemic had a positive impact on their mileage.