UK online vehicle leasing company, Vanarama, has seen a surge in interest in electric vehicle demand since introducing an extensive range of EVs to its offering in early 2020.
Figures show that electric vehicle registrations now account for 13.3% of the market, with over 18,000 new EV registrations in April.
Following the success of EVs, Vanarama has partnered with national EV charging installation company Elmtronics to supply and install EV workplace and fleet chargers at their head office and at their fleet services centre.
The new infrastructure will provide the company with a reliable charging facility to keep vehicles for staff and visitors charged, as well as ensuring that vehicles supplied to customers are fully charged ahead of delivery.
Paul Kirby, Head of LCV and EV Strategy at Vanarama has explained that this parentship is key for the company’s ambitions to fully support the all-electric revolution.
“More and more consumers want to keep up with the pace of change in vehicle technology as the UK heads towards the Government’s Net Zero target. Leasing is the most cost-effective way to do that,” he said. “That’s why we’re investing heavily in EVs across both our personal and commercial leasing propositions.”
The project involved removing legacy chargers from Vanarama’s head office, replacing them with six new dual chargers, and installing two dual chargers at the company’s fleet services centre. Providing reliable charging infrastructure within the workplace is also a contributing factor towards employees switching to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Each charging unit is connected to Elmtronics’ very own charging network Hubsta, allowing Vanarama to control and monitor its chargers and enabling employees to use them with their assigned RFID cards with ease. The network also allows EV drivers to access up to 55,000 stations worldwide across the Hubsta network as well as through the network’s roaming partners.