Should I Buy an Electric Van: What You Need To Know
One of the biggest questions for most people buying a van is naturally, what type should I get? More and more, people are opting for electric vehicles and vans are no exception to this. Not only can they save you money but they are also better for the environment and have plenty of other perks.
With this in mind, in this blog, we outline to you everything you need to know about using an electric van and why it could be the perfect option for you.
How does an electric van work?
Electric vans work in a very similar fashion to a standard model van except for the diesel or petrol fuel tank and the engine which is replaced with an electric system to allow it to run effectively.
Electric vans are becoming more powerful and in turn, more widely used than ever before.
Previously, it was a common concern that you would need to charge them fairly frequently and this would be a massive hindrance and quite frankly, more hassle than it’s worth. However, nowadays the majority of electric vans can do a whole day's work prior to them needing to be recharged. You also have the option to charge them overnight when the van is not in use.
They’ve got government backing
Due to the fact that these vans are environmentally friendly, electric vans have been widely praised and even encouraged to be used by the government. More of us are becoming conscious of our impact on the environment and using an electric van could be an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint, especially if you use a van for work every day. Vans are even exempt from the congestion charge in London!
UK drivers can utilise the Plug-in van grant. This grant permits you to have a discount of up to 20 per cent on the overall cost of your electric van. As well as this, there will be no road tax cost for electric vehicles either.
They’re a cost-effective option
The electricity that you use to charge an electric van will not be free, however, if you compare these costs to diesel and petrol, electric vans are certainly a lot cheaper. Charging at some public points is even free, and others charge around £1.50 an hour. It’s safe to say you certainly won’t be breaking the bank with an electric van by any means.
Here at Vanango!, we supply a range of electric vans. If you’re looking to save money for your business or you want to do your bit for the environment and reduce your emissions, electric vehicles are increasing in popularity. At Vanango!, we have a variety of different makes and models for you to choose from. Contact us today to find out more.