The electrification of our transportation is gaining momentum, and businesses that are quick to adopt this trend stand to gain a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving market. However, for small businesses with limited resources, the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) can seem daunting. To help SMEs make the most of this opportunity, we've explored how your business can embrace change, progress the transition to EVs, and what support and resources are available to you right now.

News sources

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in government grants, schemes, and vehicle industry updates by registering for a reliable news source. Fleet News, Business Car, and GreenFleet are excellent sources to subscribe to for the latest information. By staying informed, you can make well informed decisions about your fleet, which will ultimately save you time and money. You'll be able to stay on top of changes in regulations and technology, and then adapt your strategy accordingly. In today's rapidly changing world, keeping abreast of the latest news is crucial to the success of any fleet operation. So, don't delay - register for a news source today.

Online communities

Join online communities such as The EV Café and follow the AA's Business Services LinkedIn page for regular EV-related news and content. The EV Café hosts monthly webinars offering guidance, support and mentoring, as well as a weekly Friday morning online news bulletin. This will help you stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and developments from the experts.

Social media

To gain valuable insights on transitioning your fleet, follow industry experts like Edmund V King OBE of the AA or Paul Kirby of Van Essentials on social media. They offer free advice and services, which can help you make decisions about the timing and methods of transitioning your fleet. By keeping up with their updates, you can gain a better understanding of the industry and stay on top of the latest trends and best practices. Following experts on social media is an easy and convenient way to get information and can help you make strategic decisions for your fleet's future.

Industry bodies

Joining an industry body such as the Chambers of Commerce, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), or Logistics UK can be a valuable step towards transitioning your fleet to EVs. By becoming a member, you can access their online resources, conferences, and workshops, which can provide you with a wealth of information. These organisations can help you make informed decisions, keep you up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices and connect you with likeminded businesses. Taking advantage of the resources offered by industry bodies can save you time and money, and help you make the transition smoothly and efficiently.

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