Qcom has begun a 12-month trial to investigate the suitability of electric vehicles for its field service fleet.
The trial will see Qcom field service engineers using a Kia e-Niro electric car as they deliver repairs, maintenance and technical services on technology products around the UK.
The trial will look at carbon reduction and cost alongside a range of operational factors such as range, charging infrastructure and reliability.
Qcom operations manager Rob Heritage said: “Our field engineering network provides truly blanket territorial coverage which includes the most remote locations.
“That means the real-life range and reliability of our vehicles is obviously a key concern.
“There is no doubt that the switch to electric vehicles is inevitable and to be welcomed. This trial will help us establish how ready the technology is for our needs, so we can decide where and how to begin that transition.”