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ELECTRIC (EV) & 
PLUG-IN HYBRID (PHEV)
COMMERCIAL VANS

For businesses of all shapes and sizes, EVs and PHEVs are increasingly becoming an important part of fleets, especially when they operate within busy city centres or built-up urban areas.

We wanted to explore some of the different aspects and benefits of EV or PHEV commercials vehicles, so that you have all the facts should you want to expand your green fleet.
Before you make your decision, take a look at some of the benefits and considerations involved with owning these types of vehicles.

THE BENEFITS OF
RUNNING EV OR PHEV COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

When it comes to cutting carbon emissions and reducing the impact a business has on the environment, EVs and PHEVs are becoming a popular option. Whether they’re used as pool vehicles or each employee is given a new vehicle, they go a long way to reducing your environmental impact.

IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS

Operating a green commercial fleet helps to improve an organisation’s environmental credentials, especially if a business is committed to reducing their carbon emissions within a specific time frame.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND INCENTIVES

Since the introduction of EV and PHEV commercial vehicles, there are some buying incentives and grants available, meaning that a business is able to reduce the total they spend on their vans or commercial vehicles. Workplace chargers are also available, with grants offered to cover the purchase and installation costs.

REDUCED VEHICLE TIME

Since EV vehicles have significantly fewer moving parts compared to their traditional fuel counterparts, unplanned vehicle downtime is reduced. However, it’s important to consider that PHEVs do still use a traditional engine, so that would still need to be maintained.

REDUCED RUNNING COSTS

Typically, commercial EVs and PHEVs are considerably cheaper to run compared to diesel vehicles. This means that monthly expenditure is reduced, with savings being reinvested in other areas of the business.
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REDUCED MILEAGE RANGE

When it comes to the transportation and movement of commercial goods, the vehicles used are typically heavier and bulkier than their car counterparts. This is especially true when it comes to vans over 3.5 tonnes. Their increased weight means that their total mileage range is going to reduce, which ultimately means that these vehicles spend more time charging and less time delivering your goods.

INCREASED CHARGING TIME

EV and PHEV charging times can vary greatly, depending on the type of charger installed and the size of the battery. It may take longer to charge van or commercial vehicle, so it is worth researching these times before making a purchase.

RESIDUAL VALUES

If your business is considering introducing EV and PHEVs commercials (Vans) into your fleet as outright purchased, you would need to consider the final vehicle value which comes with a risk. If you were concerned about these residual values, then leasing would be an extremely viable option as the leasing company will absorb all depreciation costs, making it a low-risk option for your business.
GOVERNMENT GRANTS & INCENTIVES

Opting for a PHEV or EV commercial means the vehicle may qualify for a Government Grant, if the vehicle(s) fall into this category then you have the added benefits of this in the form of reduced monthly rentals.

As it currently stands, the Government grant will pay for 20% (up to a maximum of £8,000) of the purchase price of your commercial van, as long as it has CO2 emissions under 75g/km and can travel at least 10 miles, without any CO2 emissions at all.

These commercial vehicles include:

  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • LDV EV80 van
  • LDV EV80 chassis cab
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
ARE YOU LOOKING TO EXPAND
YOUR COMMERCIAL FLEET?

Then arrange a call back or call us directly on 01246 572 180 to discuss your requirements.
Remember, we are here to help.