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Centrica predicts £12bn fleet investment in two years, up 50%

Centrica Business Solutions predicts that corporate fleets will invest over £12bn in electric vehicles over the coming two years, up from the £8.2bn that has been invested in the two years since the UK government announced its cutoff date for the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles in the country. The 46% increase is an encouraging uptick, but given the scale of the problem that we explored last week, governments are going to need to encourage businesses to increase these investments further. With European CO2 emissions from the automotive sector creeping upwards, thanks to the popularity of SUVs and consumers buying petrol vehicles instead of diesel ones following Dieselgate, corporate fleets could help combat some of the most polluting vehicles…

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