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June 24, 2019 | Fleet News
Diesel is still an essential fuel for fleets as cleaner alternatives so far fail to achieve the economy and range it offers, according to fleet decision makers at the Fleet200 Executive Club meeting, held at Company Car In Action in June.
“For vans, diesel is an absolute must. Our guys do a 9 – 5 job, but called be called out at night. Electric vehicles can’t be relied upon to meet that demand.”
“Diesel will still be on our list because most drivers are waiting for WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure) uncertainty and BIK to calm down.”
“There’s not an electric van on the market that can do what we need it to do so diesel remains the dominant fuel choice. Our guys can be out from 6am until 8pm in a day. The mileage and the areas they’ll be driving means charging isn’t an option. We have one electric pool van that gets used for local meetings and surveys.”