The AFP are delighted to announce that following the recent well-received launch of their dedicated EV training programme, further dates are being planned during 2021.

The first of these dates is Tuesday 20th April, commencing at 9.30am.

“Making the Switch to EVs” lasts four hours online and facilitation of the course will be via Microsoft Teams.

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. A complete synopsis is provided at the end of this press release.

Peter Eldridge, Director at the AFP, said: “There has been a terrific interest in this course, which has been designed to help businesses make the transition in a structured and informed fashion.

“The content provides a broad spectrum of the essential requirements for anyone who is planning on adding EVs to their fleet in the near future.

“We’ve priced the course to make it highly accessible and we’re also aiming to make it extremely interactive, with Q&A sessions and other online means of communication to ensure that everyone attending can derive the maximum benefit.

“We’re planning to repeat the course regularly throughout 2021 and we are certain that demand for fleet expertise in this area will continue to grow.”

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