ELECTRIC vehicles have taken a record share of the new car order bank in the first three months of 2022 at Fleet Alliance, as increasing numbers of customers make the switch to EVs.

Between January and March of this year, 30% of new car orders at the Glasgow-based leasing and fleet management company were made up of pure-electric vehicles, and 33% were electrified hybrid models. 

Fuel typeQ1 2021 order mixQ2 2022 order mix% difference
Petrol & Diesel53%37%-30%
Battery Electric17%30%+76%
Hybrid Electric30%33%+10%

The Q1 2022 figures represent a new record for Fleet Alliance, and expectations are that the electric market share is set to grow further this year with the firm’s electric salary sacrifice scheme.

This is aimed at small to medium businesses, so that they can offer electric vehicles to their employees at attractive rates. With fully-maintained and zero-tailpipe carbon emission models available at no extra cost to the business, Fleet Alliance can offer significant cost-reduction benefits thanks to its multi-bid funding solution.

With almost two-thirds of orders either BEVs or HEVs, we are continuing to see significant growth in electric cars across our managed fleet, well ahead of the national rate, as more of our customers opt to go down an electric route. 

This is being helped by an ever-widening array of new electric models coming onto the market, as more manufacturers broaden their product line-ups to include both BEVs and HEVs. 

The only major constraint is that of vehicle supply due to the global shortage of semiconductors but, with the increase in new models, there are always solutions available.

Fleet Alliance CEO Andy Bruce

The figures compare with the latest SMMT new car market statistics which show that sales of pure-electric models accounted for a 15.4% share of the UK new car market in Q1 2022 – a new record but around half that seen at Fleet Alliance. Hybrid models took an 18.6% market share nationwide according to SMMT, but again was lagging behind Fleet Alliance’s 33% share.

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