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A new electric vehicle (EV) hub designed to support fleet operators through the process of electrification has been added to the Association of Fleet Professionals’ (AFP) website with the support of Nissan.

It features a range of specially-created resources including a list of frequently-asked questions about EV operation, upcoming AFP events covering electrification such as training sessions and webinars, and detailed product information.

Additionally, a survey of AFP members will be carried out every month on a different aspect of EVs in a fleet context and the results shared first through the hub.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: “No subject preoccupies our members in 2021 in the same manner as EVs as they embark on the process of fleet electrification. They want to know about how to choose the right electric cars and vans for their fleet, how to operate them most effectively, how to manage driver uptake, and much more.

“Alongside the wide range of EV support that we already provide, we have been looking to add a specialist resource to our website to help satisfy this thirst for information for some time but financial help was needed to do so, and we are very pleased that Nissan have been able to provide the backing required.

“Our view is that this is very much a partnership. Nissan can credibly claim to have longer term and more in-depth knowledge of EVs than perhaps any other manufacturer, as well as making significant investments in this area in the UK, and we hope to tap into their expertise to help support our members.”

Nic Verneuil, sales director at Nissan, added: ‘‘The world of fleet has changed immeasurably in recent years thanks largely to developments in technology, especially around electrification.

‘‘The landscape for fleet managers has therefore become rather more complex than it used to be. As a brand, Nissan wants to help. Not only do we have the heritage, leadership and expertise when it comes to EV, we have the passenger car and van solutions.

‘‘By partnering with AFP, we can come together to contribute to the valuable work the organisation does for its members and help fleets make the switch to EV.’’

Last month, Nissan unveiled its plans for EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship EV manufacturing ecosystem in the north east of England. In addition, the company is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050. As part of this effort, by the early 2030s, every all-new Nissan vehicle offering in key markets will be electrified.

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