Businesses lead charge to electric car future

Eleven businesses in the UK have been the first to be awarded ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status – including Microsoft UK, University of Birmingham and London Fire Brigade.


These organisations are leading the electric motoring revolution by using electric cars and vans, and have pledged to buy even more. This new initiative has been launched to recognise the growing importance of electric vehicles to business fleets as the number of EVs registered to UK businesses has increased by 36% so far this year compared to the same period in 2015.

Go Ultra Low Companies are setting the new standard for greener business motoring. To qualify, businesses must be committed to make up at least 5% of their fleets with EVs by 2020. This mirrors the Government forecast that EVs will represent 5% of total UK new car registrations by the end of the decade.

We’re pleased to announce that the first eleven organisations to receive Go Ultra Low Company status are: AMT Vehicle Rental; Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust; Environment Agency; Fleetdrive Electric; eConnect Cars; Gnewt Cargo; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade; Manchester Metropolitan University; Microsoft UK and University of Birmingham.

Source: Go Ultra Low

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