Coventry City Council have an Electric Fleet First project to offer local organisations, SMEs and businesses a ‘try before you buy’ scheme for electric cars and/or vans of a minimum 2-month period, with the only cost being insurance cover during the trial period.
With funding from Highways England, the two-year project will support efforts to reduce NO2 emissions on the local and strategic road network by encouraging businesses to switch to electric vans, pool cars and taxis.
With built-in telematics at the end of your trial we will provide a usage report so organisations can see the benefits of switching to Electric Vehicles.
Coventry City Council and National Highways are also offering grant incentives to SME businesses and taxi drivers who take part in the trial scheme and then go on to purchasing an electric vehicle.
To register interest for trials later this year please complete your expression of interest form.
As part of this trial, Coventry City Council have partnered with EO Charging to offer reliable and premium charging solutions for Coventry’s residents and businesses. Charging infrastructure can be a concern for many when considering switching to electric – this trial is the perfect opportunity to not only get behind the wheel of an EV, but also explore the world of EV charging.
EO Charging will advise you and provide a charging package tailored to your site, enabling you to take your first steps towards an electric future. Installing a charging infrastructure can be expensive, but EO Charging are offering £50 off the first 100 charge points that are installed at Coventry’s forward-thinking businesses. To make this even more affordable, the project will provide a £100 grant for charging infrastructure for participants of this trial who purchase EO chargers.