The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has launched two new training courses for those providing operational and technical support to business fleets and personal customers looking to switch to EVs.
The new one-day courses, designed specifically for those in a customer-facing role within the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet industry, are available to non-members and are heavily discounted for those working for BVRLA member organisations.
One of the courses focuses on cars, and the other on commercial vehicles.
The next scheduled date for the EV course for vans and trucks is 14 April, while the EV course for cars is 19 May.
BVRLA head of learning & development Mark Pow said, “I am delighted to bring to market these new online training courses that will give delegates a full overview of the EV charging landscape and the current and developing EV market. Most importantly, they will provide valuable support and guidance to those advising customers considering a move to electric.
“It is crucial that the industry develops its knowledge to effectively support customers in the adoption of electric vehicles and these courses will go some way towards achieving that.”
The BVRLA’s latest Quarterly Leasing Survey showed that nearly one-fifth of members’ leasing fleet now has some form of electrification, a figure that is set to grow as BVRLA rental and leasing members have pledged to register 400,000 new battery electric cars and vans per year by 2025.
Following the chancellor’s spring budget earlier this month, the association said it was pleased to see the introduction of a new 130% capital allowance super-deduction for investment in EV charging infrastructure.
The BVRLA had also highlighted the need for additional EV infrastructure tax relief in its Budget requests.