Van drivers say electric vans are most cost-effective fuel type

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British van drivers (52%) believe that electric vans are more cost effective to run than petrol or diesel vans, according to a study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK.

Over two-thirds of the UK’s van drivers also say that electric vans would suit their business needs and day-to-day work.

Almost one-third (29%) of respondents stated ULEZ expansion was the main reason they intend to switch to electric.

Nearly three quarters of van drivers said reliability was no longer a reason not to buy an electric vehicle. However, charging time was the number one concern around purchasing an electric van amongst 57% of respondents.

Craig Cavanagh, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “There’s no doubt that UK businesses are seriously considering when and how to make the switch to EVs.

“Van drivers are recognising the benefits, not only from a sustainability point of view, but also from the perspective of being more cost effective than petrol and diesel models.

“This is particularly true for those located in or around London, following the growth of the ULEZ zone and the Mayor of London’s scrappage scheme fund.

“Our first factory-built, all-electric van – the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo – provides a modern mobility solution for this precise purpose, and we’re encouraged to see van drivers embracing more sustainable solutions.”


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