We would very much like to convert our entire fleet to plug-in electrics. Indeed, the ideal scenario would be to have a fleet of pure EVs. The obstacle we face in doing this is the cost of the conversion and the danger that converting a vehicle will invalidate the warranty from Toyota. I would say therefore that conversion is a goal for the future that we are hoping, and expecting, to achieve. The number of vehicles we convert will depend on the obstacles outlined above.
Because of these obstacles, timing and details are thin on the ground. Of course, these things can change very quickly, for example if a partner joined the project to assist with the capital costs of conversion.
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