For many businesses, selecting the perfect vehicle demands consideration of many factors. From purchasing price to model type, flexibility to running costs, there is much that needs to be factored in. With the rise in electric van technology, however, and the associated advantages of selecting just such a model, the choice is becoming far simpler. Or, at the very least, provides you with options that you may not have previously considered.
So, what precisely are the benefits of going all-electric for your next commercial vehicle? For those in and around London, the advantages are plentiful, with cost, efficiency, and even health benefits all available when selecting the right model. At Loads of Vans in North Cheam, we’re delighted to be able to provide you with details on just a few of those benefits that will undoubtedly help you make the right decision over whether to go electric.
✔ Low emissions motoring
First and foremost, the overwhelming advantage of choosing an all-electric vehicle is the reduction in CO2 emissions. The UK government has pledged to reduce CO2 emissions and is actively encouraging motorists - both private and commercial - to move towards hybrid and electric vehicles. For businesses, this means having to reassess their fleet requirements accordingly, and consider alternative options.
By going electric, however, you will be able to play your part in cutting the emissions from the automotive sector. There are no fuels being burned and thus harmful gases are not being emitted into the air. The cumulative effect of this - particularly in a congested city such as London - means air pollution will be reduced and a higher standard of air quality will positively impact the health of residents.
✔ Reduced costs
For those commercial drivers that operate in the capital, they’ll be more than aware of the associated costs that really add up. For example, it’s not only petrol and diesel that eat into your budget, but such fees as the London Congestion Charge, Ultra Low Emissions Zones fees, and Clean Air Charging Zones that are required to be paid. Taking just the Congestion Charge alone, this fee of £11.50 per day adds up to expensive working practices.
When selecting an all-electric van, Londoners will be able to benefit from exemption from such charges. With no CO2 emissions, there’s no charges to pay. Simple as that. Plus, you will often find even more ways to save, with free or reduced parking available across selected London boroughs.
A bug bear for any motorist in London is the traffic. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. It’s a drawn out process that can prove trying for even the most patient motorist. And it’s one that can eat away at your fuel reserves and contribute to the wear and tear of your vehicle. When choosing an electric van, however, you have the added advantage of being able to tackle city driving with ease.
Electric vehicles predominantly come with an automatic transmission and provide instant torque. As such, the stop/start nature of London traffic is easier to manage, not only for the vehicle, but also on your legs. And, with most electric vans offering enough range to overcome any commuting need, you will never be caught short when in traffic.
Contact Loads of Vans today
For more details on the many benefits of electric vans for London motorists, get in touch with the team at Loads of Vans today. From our base in North Cheam, we are easy to reach for those working or living in the capital, and provide a wide selection of pre-owned commercial vehicles including all-electric options.