Top 5 Electric Vans for Eco-Conscious Businesses
It’s difficult to ignore the unprecedented demand and interest in electric vehicles (EVs). With the UK government introducing benefit-in-kind tax-saving benefits for fully electric vehicles in April 2020, now’s the ideal time for your business to consider ‘going green’. That means adding fully electric vans to your fleet of commercial vehicles – your company accounts will thank you for it and so will the wider environment.
In terms of overheads, fully electric vans will save you a pretty penny. In fact, the average small electric van costs just 2p per mile to operate.
Better still, if you’re a business that operates primarily in urban areas, electric vans, as opposed to petrol or diesel vans, will be far more beneficial. They allow you to enter ultra-low emission zones (ULEVs). London’s ULEV – which exempts fully electric fleets from the £12.50 daily charge – kick-started in April and other major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford are also looking to follow suit.
If you feel the time is right to invest in an electric fleet of vans for your business, here are five potential models that could help you make substantial operational savings and mitigate your impact on the wider environment:
With a battery-only range of more than 273km, the Nissan e-NV200 is ideal for urban commercial use.
Better still, the e-NV200 boasts rapid charge capability, with the next-generation 40KWH battery allowing you to charge in between 40-60 minutes.
Combine that with a 4.2m³ loadspace to carry cargo and a low cargo height of only 52cm, it’s supremely easy to load and unload.
Renault Kangoo Z.E. Electric
The 100% electric Renault Kangoo Z.E. offers ultra-low running costs and is an absolute pleasure to drive.
It’s incredibly quiet on the road but has impressive pulling power that’s ideal for transporting goods across town.
Available as a two or five-seater, the Kangoo Electric is simply brilliant for deliveries and as a crew van.
Citroen Berlingo Electric
The battery-powered version of the Citroen Berlingo was released in 2017 and has been growing in popularity ever since.
With an ingenious, charismatic design, businesses can rely on unrivalled practicality on the move. The Berlingo Electric is one of those headline electric vans that costs just 2p per mile.
DC rapid charges are provided as standard, giving you a chance to charge 80% of the battery in only half-an-hour.
Peugeot Partner Electric
Peugeot’s headline commercial electric vehicle, the Partner Electric, is conceived for utility purposes.
It has attractive styling and a sleek Multiflex interior and a 106-mile range on a full charge, as well as a top speed of 68mph.
The Partner Electric is designed to perform as a three-seater, with a dual passenger seat ideal for carrying crew as well as cargo. Like the Berlingo, the Partner Electric can also be charged up to 80% within 30 minutes.
Renault Master Z.E. Electric
The Renault Master Z.E. electric van is another 100% electric option for any growing business.
With zero tailpipe emissions, minimal noise pollution and a 75-mile range in everyday use, it’s a credible option for any urban business that needs to keep moving responsibly.
You can get your hands on any of these five electric vans with Rivervale Leasing. With a host of monthly business leasing options on brand-new vehicles, with no admin or processing fees, there are no hidden costs incurred.
With zero emissions options, your business can cut costs and do your bit for the environment too.
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