The Pros And Cons Of An Electric Van
In recent years there has been a rise in electric vehicles as many people seek to drive vehicles that are better for the environment. This has affected both casual drivers and businesses. While many opt for an electric car, many require the extra space that an electric van offers.
Here are some of the pros and cons of an electric van.
Pro: Lower Running Cost
Electric vans are much cheaper to run than fuel alternatives, and the prices of electricity fluctuate a lot less than the price of petrol.
A lot of people are worried about buying an electric van as they are notorious for having a short range. However, battery technology is developing every day, allowing electric vehicles to go even further without charging.
Pro: Environmentally Friendly
Electric vans are great for the environment, as they don’t release harmful tailpipe emissions into the atmosphere. This improves air quality and reduces the amount of CO2 released into the air.
Con: Charging Points
While there are thousands upon thousands of petrol stations around the country, there are only about 20,000 public charging points, meaning you might not find a place to charge your vehicle. But this number is increasing constantly as the world switches to electric, and you can even get your own dedicated charging point installed at your home/business.
Pro: Access To Low Emission Zones
Various cities around the country are starting to roll out low emission zones, where you can find yourself being charged if your vehicle produces too many emissions. Electric vehicles are a great choice for a city that is about to roll out a low emission zone, as you can happily come and go with no charge.
Con: Upfront Price
Buying electric vans tends to be higher than the more conventionally powered alternatives. But you should always take into account the value over time. You may be paying more for the initial vehicle, but will quickly recover this in the smaller price you pay for petrol.
The government has put various schemes in place to encourage the use of electric vans, such as the Government Plug-in Van Grant, which is worth up to 20% off of up to £8000 and also gives you reduced tax burdens for both private and business use. Another great saving is a grant to give you money off the installation of an electric charger for your van.
Electric Vans For Sale From Van Sales UK
If you’re in the market for a new or used electric van, get in touch today with Van Sales UK. We have a great choice of electric vehicles for sale, in a range of top of the line makes and models and a selection of body types.
Call today on 0117 428 7721 to talk through your requirements with one of our team, or visit our website now to browse the full range of electric vans we have on offer.