Why Should I Consider Electric Options For My New Van?
In the face of today’s climate emergency, it can be difficult to know how we can make a difference on an individual basis. While we all recycle and try to reduce our consumption of finite resources, it can sometimes feel like these small changes are futile. But collective change is important to improve the way we all treat our environment, where over time permanent culture shifts will help to safeguard our planet’s future.
One area in which we can all make a difference is through our transportation choices, where electric vehicles in particular are becoming more and more affordable and readily available. Read on to learn about the many reasons to go electric with your next van purchase.
The major benefit of choosing an electric van is that it is much more environmentally friendly than a vehicle which runs on diesel or petrol. This is because non-renewable fuels release harmful carbon emissions when they combust, polluting the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse effect every time you drive.
In addition to being better for the environment, electric vehicles are also much more fuel efficient than traditional alternatives. This is because they convert electricity directly into movement, compared to the process of burning fuel to produce heat which is then converted into motion. Based on fuel costs alone, this means that electric vehicles are cheaper to run than diesel.
You may be concerned about initial upfront costs when it comes to buying an electric van. Fortunately you can expect to secure a government grant when you make your purchase, which should be taken off the cost of your new vehicle by the dealership. These plug-in vehicle grants are designed to encourage the switch to electric, where you could receive a subsidy of up to £2500 for a small van.
No Road Tax (Currently)
Another benefit of making the switch to electric is that you’re currently exempt from paying road tax. Electric vans don’t produce tailpipe emissions, and so won’t be charged Vehicle Excise Duty. This is the current situation, although it should be noted that from April 2025 all vehicles including electric models will have to pay road tax.
Vanaways: Helping You Make The Switch To Electric
At Vanaways, we’re proud to offer an extensive electric vehicle service to help you make the switch. Our experienced team can provide you with up to date information on running costs, charging points and government grants, where we also offer a range of financing options such as van lease purchases to make the process an affordable one.
Our comprehensive vehicle selection also includes all electric van fleets at an impressive discount. Contact us today to find out more about our full range of electric vans.