Electric cars won't just help solve the emissions problem they may even turn out to be a lot less to operate.

Date posted 7-11-2022

Technological breakthroughs in energy storage are making renewable power cheap enough to use in more places and is accelerating the move to electric cars and other electric transportation systems.

The good news is that electric vehicles could be a lot cheaper to run. Of course, there is the lower cost of fuel, but there are cost benefits too in terms of maintenance, insurance and depreciation.  All which have been cited as increasing as the numbers of electric vehicles grow, and there is little doubt that is going to happen.

In the last few years, Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) have become a better proposition for any organisation who relies on company vehicles to get around.

Clean, quiet, powerful electric vehicles make perfect sense and in cities like London with their zero emission credentials electric cars really can make a considerable difference.

Most of us realise that replacing millions of petrol cars with electric vehicles obviously won’t happen overnight, but many analysts are predicting that an all-electric future is becoming increasingly inevitable. The UK has already signed ambitious EV targets into law, aiming to ban the sale of fossil-fuelled cars by 2040. This means that the demand for electric cars will probably outweigh the supply, meaning that they will not only be harder to get hold of, but they will retain their value a lot longer than their fossil fuelled cousins.

As part of our CSR strategy, as our vehicles at MadiganGIll come up for renewal, we are replacing them with all electric wherever feasible. Not only is this beginning to make environmentally good sense, but what with the cost of fuel, and emission charges, financial savvy also.

Another incentive for us is that we get a chance to showcase the MadiganGIll updated branding and clean new look on our new fleet, and if you're wondering why the 'plug' on the roof? Well one particularly smart guy in the company (you know who you are Adam), made the point that a lot of people in our industry, look down from scaffolding, so it’s important to grab their attention as well.


The UK already has the largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles in the EU, and the fourth largest in the world and our government’s pledge reaffirming our commitment to ensuring almost every lorry, car and van on the road is a zero-emission vehicle within the next two decades, means that now is probably the time to starting including greener vehicles in our thinking.


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