Alphabet has passed 1,000 orders for their electric vehicles, indicating that the sector is slowly growing. Since the start of 2015, the company has already taken over 150 orders, an increase of 20 per cent over the total number received during the whole of last year. Interestingly, the news came just one month after the company announced it was expecting to exceed 2014 orders by 24 per cent during the next year. Since their EV consultancy service, AlphaElectric, launched in November 2013, Alphabet has seen increases in sales of both electric cars and their light commercial vehicles (LCVs), with a number of organisations seeking to lower their total fleet costs. As a result of the positive growth, the company has been able to invest in their eMobility team and services, which cover fleet analysis, vehicle selection, charging and mobility solutions. David Bushnell, an eMobility Consultant for Alphabet, said: 'It's been a great start to what is already looking to be a significant year in EV adoption. 'We expected orders of EVs to double in 2015, but initial figures suggest that we could see an even greater increase. 'We're only one month into the year and already we've taken one fifth of the total amount of orders that we took in the whole of 2014. 'With continued investment in both charging infrastructure and purchase subsidies for EV buyers, EVs have now become a viable option for many businesses. 'As well as a growing interest in electric cars, we're also seeing rapid growth in the use of electric LCVs, and only expect this trend to continue as infrastructure improves and prices fall.î