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Tusker CEO now an EV convert

Electric vehicles have been given the nod of approval by Tusker after its CEO used a Nissan LEAF as a company car for more than 5,000 incident-free miles.

The contract hire and salary sacrifice provider has subsequently added EVs to its own employee company car choice list and installed two dual-socket recharging posts at its new Croxley Green HQ in Hertfordshire.

In a bid to understand the pros and cons of electric motoring, Tusker Chief Exec David Hosking [pictured] decided to use the LEAF for his 38-mile regular commute, twice a day, for six months. He now considers himself an EV ‘convert’.

Tusker CEO David Hosking
Zero cost

The Tusker boss believes that EVs have a use within a corporate environment but their low running costs only start to make sense against the typically higher front-end costs if they are used on a very regular basis.

He commented: “I was running the Leaf at practically zero cost compared to my previous diesel car which cost around £60 a week in fuel for the same journeys.

“However, I don’t think EVs are always appropriate for a typical field-based national sales force that travels the country, because they may not have the necessary range so you would need to make sure there were fast charging points en route.

“But for a sales rep working from an office in a city with only short journeys to see clients, and with ready access to recharging, then EV use would be ideal for them.”
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