Concerns over the environment, coupled with the regular launch of new and improved models, has seen interest in electric and hybrid vehicles rise. Lower tax duty and grant incentives from Government have helped raise their profile. Despite this, they’re still generally more expensive than their internal combustion engine cousins. As a result, sales have so far predominantly been in the retail sector but as technology improves, we’re likely to see increasing interest in the commercial arena.
Employers have a duty to ensure electrical safety for their employees and other visitors to their premises, as well as protecting any electrical equipment provided. This can be particularly challenging in motor trade premises where there is a range of equipment, portable and fixed.