The Benefits of Electric Vehicles in the Construction Industry

In recent years we have started to see rapid growth in the number of electric vehicles (EV) on the road. The main reason behind this could be due to the UK government’s Road to Zero Strategy. The strategy has planned out several targets and funding to accelerate the UK’s adoption of electric vehicles, with the aim being for all new vehicles to be zero-emission by as soon as 2030. 

But where does this leave the construction industry? Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we believe that contractors should begin the transition to electric vehicles now to get ahead of the competition and here is why.  

What are the Benefits of Electric Vehicles?

The first benefit of switching to an electric vehicle is that they save you money in the long run, unlike traditionally fuelled vehicles. Though their upfront cost can be more on the expensive side, thanks to their engines having fewer moving parts they can save money in service and maintenance, due to them not becoming damaged as often. 

Aside from wearing personal protective equipment, there is little construction workers can do to protect themselves from noise pollution on a construction site. Excessive noise and prolonged exposure to it can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Unlike many other dangerous situations on a construction site, noise pollution will not necessarily kill you. However, it should be taken seriously. Electric equipment could dramatically reduce the level of noise pollution and the dangers it creates, thanks to it being a lot quieter than traditional equipment. This would allow constructions to be able to communicate with each other instead of trying to shout over machinery, meaning they work more efficiently and safer. 

There’s also the potential for construction sites to be able to work earlier or later hours on-site thanks to the reduced noise pollution. Many issues for construction businesses are related to the limited working times they can do thanks to noise pollution, the typical working day being 8 am to 6 pm on most construction sites. This could change with the introduction of electric vehicles. 

Building a More Sustainable Future with Elite Vehicle Charging

Overall, electric vehicles are only going to become more popular as time goes on and the market develops. With the range of vehicles already expanding and battery technology improving, there will soon be no reason to not switch to electricity. In construction, sustainable working practices are growing in importance to consumers. With this in mind, we are likely to see a rise in cleaner vehicles in the sector in the future. 

If your construction business is looking at making the electric switch early, our destination chargers could be the perfect charging solution for you. Our portable chargers make provisions for locations in off-grid areas where connecting to the grid is either impossible or impractical, making it the perfect charging solution for construction businesses. Learn more about our destination charging solutions for electric vehicles. Alternatively, follow our Instagram for all of the latest electric vehicle news.