The AFP are delighted to announce the details of our next “Making the Switch to EV’s” training programme, which will be held on Tuesday 29th June, commencing at 9.30am. It will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and lasts for 4 hours including regular breaks.

Peter Eldridge, Director at the AFP, said: “There has been a terrific interest in this course, which is fast gaining a reputation as being the one of the most informative EV training programmes available. It has been designed to help businesses make the transition to EV’s in a structured and informed way and the course content provides a broad spectrum of the essential requirements for anyone who is planning to add EVs to their fleet in the near future. It is extremely interactive, with Q&A sessions throughout the session, ensuring that everyone attending obtains the maximum benefit. We have priced the course to make it highly accessible and we will be running regular sessions throughout 2021 to accommodate the growing demand for fleet expertise in this area.”

It will be led by the AFP’s Jon Burdekin, a fleet consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the sector with companies such as Alphabet and GE Capital Fleet Services who has developed a specialist interest in EVs.

There are five modules, starting with a market overview examining the current upsurge in interest in EVs, progressing through how to evaluate your fleet’s potential to electrify, analysing the cost and environmental benefits of switching to EVs, managing the real world transition and finally, overseeing ongoing EV operations in a business-as-usual environment.

The cost is £225 for AFP and ICFM members and £295 for non-members. To register please go to https://www.theafp.co.uk/webinars/making-the-transition-to-evs/

Course synopsis

Module one – market overview

  • What is causing the upsurge in interest on EVs?
  • What EVs are available?
  • The role of PHEVs

Module two – evaluation of your current fleet and its potential to electrify

  • Company goals
  • Data gathering
  • Fleet categorisation

Module three – analysing the cost and C02 savings of making the switch

  • Total cost of ownership – ICE versus EV
  • Calculating carbon footprint
  • Cost of EV charging
  • Mileage capture and journey analysis
  • Workplace charging costs
  • Grants
  • Funders, contract lengths and maintenance

Module four – your transition and bringing the analysis to life

  • Workplace charging infrastructure
  • Home charging
  • What if you can’t charge at work or home?
  • Business mileage recharge for EVs
  • Processes – HR and payroll
  • Driver education
  • Insurance for EVs

Module five – operation and moving EVs into business-as-usual

  • EV pool cars
  • EV daily rental
  • Ongoing administration of workplace charge points
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Ordering processes