Fleet Assist's garage network reaches new EV servicing milestone to coincide with World EV Day 09 September 2021
Fleet Assist is celebrating the milestone of its garage network having serviced more than 30,000 EVs in just 2.5 years as it celebrates World EV Day 2021 on 9 September.
And with its garage network supporting over a million company cars and vans on behalf of its customers it expects these volumes to ramp up quickly in line with 42.4% out of 1.1m registered so far in 2021 being hybrids or EVs.
In a typical year Fleet Assist sees over 860,000 service maintenance and repair jobs being completed by its garage network and expects 2021 to be a record year in terms of EVs being serviced.
Remaining ahead of the changing needs of its fleet customers, Fleet Assist has been growing its EV network capability since 2019, expanding the list of garages approved to work on these vehicle types from 1,614 to 4,000 in just three years.
Fleet Assist's support to help the fleet and leasing industry to adopt a more sustainable transport future adheres to the World EV Day's mantra of asking businesses to encourage the shift towards e-mobility. Fleet Assist is committed to ensuring the move to servicing hybrid and electric vehicles is as seamless as possible for company motorists.
"Over 80% of our total garage network has the capability to service EVs, and with more than 30,000 jobs completed, we are set up to manage the servicing and maintenance requirements of the growing number of EV and hybrid drivers," said Vincent St Claire, managing director of Fleet Assist.
"World EV Day 2021 continues to shine a light on businesses making the change towards electric vehicles, and at Fleet Assist, we are proud to be at the forefront of this change. From a slow start, the shift to EVs is accelerating, and this year alone, we predict our garage network will carry out more than 10,000 jobs on EV and hybrids, which will be a new record."
However, Fleet Assist is not content with just focussing on its network being ‘EV ready' as it is already preparing to become ‘hydrogen ready' to accommodate the future needs of environmentally conscious fleets.