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Solution providers from the electric vehicle recharging sector who provide the vital links to keep electric vehicles running efficiently will line up alongside motor manufacturers and leasing companies at the EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show which takes place at Silverstone on Wednesday, March 18.

Four of the recharging industry’s major players – ABB, Ecar Connectors, ENSTO and Rolec Services – have taken space in the event’s indoor exhibition area in order to explain to fleet managers how they can provide the optimum on-site recharging solution for electric vehicles.

The availability of a public charging infrastructure will be necessary to ensure widespread adoption of EVs and, while electric vehicle charging points are currently publicly available in a number of local authorities and shopping centres throughout the UK, much still needs to be done to provide the necessary facilities.

Event Organiser and Fleet World Managing Editor, Ross Durkin, said: “The EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show is going to bring together exhibitors from right across the supply chain and none are more important now than the companies that can install recharging systems for fleets.

“Whether companies have dedicated parking bays with EV recharging points or pay for the installation of domestic units at drivers’ home addresses, it is essential that they seek advice from organisations that can demonstrate a clear understanding of the market.”

The event has also attracted a number of contract hire and leasing companies, including Venson Automotive Solutions and Inchcape Fleet Solutions, allowing fleet buyers to discuss the supply and funding of electric vehicles as well as the full range of other low-emission cars and vans with contract hire providers.

Venson Automotive Solutions’ managing director, Samantha Roff, said: “It’s essential for us to be able to provide our customers with concise and impartial advice on all vehicles. Interest in the EV market has been growing steadily over the last two years with many fleets reviewing the potential for integrating the technology into their operation.”