The UK’s largest renewable energy generator is aiming to take the hassle of owning EVs away with a new service aimed at commercial fleets. Already Drax has signed up their first customer, fellow utility SES Water.
As well as being able to lease EVs from Drax, they will install the infrastructure required to charge them on premises and provide renewable electricity to charge them. Consulting services will also help identify which vehicles are most appropriate and charging strategies to minimise downtime.
SES Water has committed to replace 10 of it’s 120 strong diesel fleet with EVs. The move should help save over 40 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Pressure is building to replace diesel vans with EVs, particularly in urban settings. Although choices are limited, leasing an EV is an option fleet managers can explore today. Drax’s experience with renewable generation and from its Haven and Opus energy supply companies should bring an interesting twist to larger companies looking at a wider de-carbonising effort.