Why Choose An Electric Van?
With the electric vehicle industry evolving at a rapid pace, it’s perhaps no surprise that the commercial motoring sector is trying to keep up. As more and more of the world’s leading car makers are embracing electric technology, it’s now the turn of commercial vehicles to follow suit.
For those looking to invest, understanding the many advantages of selecting an EV model will prove invaluable to helping make the right choice. From models such as the Renault Kangoo ZE to the Nissan e-NV200, you have the opportunity to source an electric van that will be able to rise to the challenges faced by your business.
At Loads of Vans, we’ll help you source the perfect model and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision relating to the benefits of electric vans.
✔Improved running costs
For any business the bottom line is of fundamental importance, so any way in which you can reduce expenditure is crucial. If you’re driving a single model or managing a fleet of vehicles, ensuring you’re getting the very best fuel efficiency from your vans is key. This is where choosing an electric van can be the ideal choice.
Fuel costs can add up, with the average cost per mile for a petrol or diesel van in the region of 15p. Compare this to an all-electric van - which is capable of a cost per mile of 2-4p - and the resulting savings are significant. But it’s not only in the fuel economy that savings can be made.
By choosing an all-electric vehicle, you will be driving a model that emits zero CO2. As such, you will be exempt from such charges as road tax and the London Congestion Charge. For businesses that operate in the capital on a daily basis, the saving of £11.50 per day really adds up.
Similarly, you will be able to travel in Ultra Low Emissions Zones for no additional charge too. In total, the overall savings to be found when taking running costs into consideration make choosing an electric van the sensible choice.
We’ve already identified that choosing an all-electric, zero emissions model enables you to benefit from having no road tax or Vehicle Excise Duty to pay over the course of a year. But this isn’t the only tax break you can expect when becoming part of the electric revolution.
With the UK government looking to incentivise both private and professional motorists and encourage them to adopt lower emissions vehicles, choosing an all-electric model today provides you with a host of benefits. Benefit-in-Kind, for example, in 2020/21 will cost £0 whatsoever for those choosing an electric model, rising to just 1% in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23. So there are plenty of tax savings to be made.
✔Ease of motoring
Aside from the cost savings and tax benefits available, choosing an electric van for your company enables you to take advantage of a driving experience that is easier than ever. By featuring an automatic gearbox, such models are easy to operate regardless of motoring experience, offering greater flexibility among your team. In addition, you will also find parking simple (and affordable), with selected London boroughs providing free or reduced tariffs for eligible models.
Learn more with Loads of Vans
You can discover more about the latest range of all-electric vans available to business motorists and the many advantages of selecting such a model. Based in North Cheam, we’re perfectly located for those based in London to drop by for a visit.