Fleet best practice dictates that vehicle operating choice decisions should be based on whole life costs because they provide the best forward estimate of the real costs to an organisation, in delivering business mileage, over a replacement cycle.

Never has that been more important than in respect of electric vehicles (EVs) where, despite their higher P11D values, they are cheaper to operate than petrol or diesel equivalents.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust estimates that the purchase of 15 ultra low emission vehicles will save the Trust £30,000 a year, the equivalent of 1 nurse”

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT)