When you own an electric van, you’ll never pay hefty petrol station prices. In fact, charging an electric van overnight is estimated to cost £8.35 to fully charge a flat battery. Whereas, you’d need to spend £22.00 on diesel to cover 100 miles. Switching to an electric van could reduce your vehicle running costs. Thus, saving you money and reducing your outgoings each month.
Also, if you’re registered as a company, you may be able to write off some of your household energy bills against VAT. This is because they energy you use to charge your electric van is a legitimate business cost. This will again keep running costs low and save you some pennies.
Journey Cost Comparison. Diesel Vs Electric.
Comparing the cost of a 100 mile daily journey
UK average diesel price (as of 08/06/2022)
188.05 pence per litre
UK average electricity price (as of 05/2022)
16.7 pence/kWh (off-peak)
28.3 pence/kWh (standard rate)
Citroën Berlingo Crew Van
Cost per mile
Citroën ë-Berlingo Crew Van
Cost per mile
For this 100 mile journey, driving an electric CITREON e-Berlingo Crew Van could save you up to £19 in fuel costs when compared to the diesel CITROEN Berlingo Crew Van.
Driving 100 miles a day in a diesel CITROEN Berlingo Crew Van over a 12 month period would cost an estimated £9,059 in fuel.
The same distance in an electric CITOREN e-Berlingo Crew Van would cost approximately £2,139.
Save on road tax and company car tax
Government grants & schemes offered
Maintenance & servicing costs are lower
Environmentally friendly. Zero emissions
Business and brand image booster
EV congestion charge-exemptions
Business savings – Benefit in Kind (BIK)
Cheaper to run than diesel alternatives
Free parking incentives in some areas
Future-proof business operations
Improve air quality & reduced noise pollution
Smooth, peaceful driving experience
Electric vans have fewer bits to go wrong electric drive trains have far fewer moving parts). A regular diesel engine can contain hundreds of working, moving parts which means there’s lots that can go wrong and parts that need replacing over time,
An electric van, in comparison, has a lot less to wear out, so maintenance costs are much lower when compared to ICE Vehicles.
One of the best things about electric vans is the regenerative braking system. It recycles energy that would usually be lost through heat and, instead, uses it to recharge the battery. It’s a great way to conserve energy and increase your EV range.
Braking becomes more efficient, placing less wear and tear on the brakes. Brake disks and pads still need maintaining but this needs to be done less often, saving you money.
Research shows that an electric vehicle costs at least 30% less to service and maintain than a traditional vehicle (depending on the vehicle, of course).
One thing that is still comparable between traditional and electric vehicles, is tyre wear. Tyres will need to be changed regularly.
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