21 Feb '12, 8am

Electric vehicles: will business buy what many private drivers daren’t? The Green Piece

Electric vehicles: will business buy what many private drivers daren’t? The Green Piece

Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The Green Piece Column . With the Plug-in Car Grants (PICGs) set to expand to vans and light commercial vehicles (see story )-PIVGs as the will be known-electric vehicles look like they could ever more creep into the business sector. A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that electric vans would quickly recoup any additional outlay made by businesses in purchasing them, through their reduce running costs (see story ). While the research is focused on the benefit of EVs to US business, with generous grants and higher fuel costs in the UK, it seems like the conclusion of this study could ring even more true over here. Although the exact details of the new Plug-in Van Grants have yet to be confirmed (including the list of which vehicles will actually be eligible), we know that firms will be able to claim 20 per ...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/0...

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