Often when we think of electric vehicles we think about them in terms of privately owned cars. Maybe, especially now, you may think of the electric vans that are becoming more and more popular all the time.
However, there are a good number of electric vehicles working on the roads. So what makes an electric car a good work vehicle, and what types of work are they good for? Maybe this will help open your eyes to the possibilities.
Electric Cars at Work
Clearly, as the number of electric vehicles in general become more popular, the number of electric vehicles in the world of work will increase too.
The most prominent use of electric vehicles in the workplace is the humble taxi. These were first electrified a number of years ago, with companies such as the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) becoming very visible in areas such as King’s Cross Station. Here you can see a large number of the traditional style black cabs waiting to take you to your destination.
Of course, with more restrictions on conventionally fuelled vehicles, and more Clean Air Zones coming into force, more taxi drivers are moving over to the electric equivalent to carry their fares. This summer, while waiting outside Heathrow Airport, I noticed that at least 50% of the taxis pulling up were electric. I saw the Mercedes EQV, the Mercedes eVito and I saw too many types of Tesla car to mention. It was a real eye-opener as to how far we have come.
Other Types of Electric Vehicles at Work
Although LEVC led the way with electric taxis in the capital, there are plenty of other green cities that have followed suit. For those of us who have run the Brighton Marathon (never again) you will probably have noticed a long row of electric charge points near the beginning of the race that are dedicated solely for the use of electric taxis. Brighton takes great pride in its green credentials and they are not alone.
It isn’t just the taxi industry that has been making use of electric vehicles. In the last few years we have been surprised and impressed in equal measure by the number of electric vehicles putting in an honest day’s work. Everything from construction diggers, to rubbish collection lorries and even hearses. There really is no limit to what electric vehicles can do.
EVision Electric Highways Vehicles
Yes, even we at EVision have Highways vehicles available for hiring out. We are able to custom wrap vehicles for a wide range of needs. This is exactly what we have done with the Kia EV6 GT Line S. All wrapping and lighting on the car complies with Chapter 8 regulations and it has proven to be a very popular choice for those working on sites. There are many advantages to using an electric vehicle in construction, and here are a few of them.
The number one reason goes without saying, but we will say it anyway. They will enhance the green credentials of any company. This is something that has become particularly important in construction in recent years. There is a lot of scrutiny on, not only what construction companies build, but also on how they build it. The negative impact on the environment needs to be kept to a minimum at all times. Using electric vehicles where possible is a great way of bringing down the carbon footprint of a building site.
Electric vehicles are safe, In fact, they are much safer than some media outlets would have you believe. Not only are they not filled with highly combustible fuel (which is also environmentally unfriendly), they also have incredible safety features which puts them a step ahead.
The EV6 GT Line S, for example, has superb parking cameras. There are also 360 degree cameras to help you manoeuvre the vehicle in difficult circumstances. Warning sensors in this vehicle are so good that the car can actually park itself (seriously).
What About General Driving Advantages?
Whether you are looking for a vehicle for a construction site or for any other work related travel, the Kia EV6 GT Line S is perfect for taking you in comfort on any journey, short or long. The cabin is incredibly big and superbly comfortable. The seats have been exquisitely designed and, in the version of the Kia EV6 from EVision, the headrests have been described by Fully Charged as a hammock for the head.
You don’t need to worry about performance in a Kia EV6 either. These amazing SUVs have gained an excellent reputation for what they are capable of doing. For a start, depending on your driving style, you should be seeing north of 300 miles on a full battery in range. Torque and speed are also no problem in the EV6. You have a top speed of 116mph and you can achieve a 0-60mph time of just 5.2 seconds.
Contact your EVision Electric Vehicles office to find out more about how we can help your business needs.