Future of Fuel Report

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We are at a tipping point. From hydrogen to pure electric, from gas to biodiesel, alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) are already a feature of Britain’s roads. With manufacturers and politicians working to make them even more viable, their numbers are only going to increase.

That is why Hitachi Capital UK has chosen this moment to publish our Future of Fuel Report. We wanted to find out what fleets are doing and thinking about AFVs, so we surveyed 149 fleet professionals on everything from their current mix of vehicles to their plans for the future.


The Future of Fuel Report is ideal for fleet managers who want to:

    • Discover what other professionals are thinking. Our survey of fleet managers delivers unprecedented insight into their thinking about alternatively-fuelled vehicles. What are they doing already? What do they intend to do in future? And why? The answers could influence your own plans.
    • Understand the available options. The types and models of AFVs are multiplying all the time, from electric saloon cars to gas-powered trucks. This report explains the benefits and drawbacks of each, helping you to decide which AFVs are best suited to your organisation.
    • Be up-to-date with the latest legislation. Whether it’s the Government’s Air Quality Plan or London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone, legislators are currently doing a lot to encourage the uptake of AFVs. Our clear explanations are designed to guide you through this changing landscape.

Among the main findings are:

62% of fleets now contain AFVs

82% of fleet professionals believe that it is important for fleets to move towards AFVs

42% of fleets plan to add new AFVs in the next two years

28% of fleet professionals think their organisation should be doing more

65% of respondents say that Clean Air Zones will make them more likely to use AFVs


Please click on the button below to download your free copy of Hitachi Capital UK's Future of Fuel Report.

If you have any questions, our team is always on hand to help guide you into the future - simply fill in the contact form below and we'll be in touch.


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