A comprehensive guide to van technologies that can cut fuel costs and emissions is now available online, offering businesses a useful overview of the options available on the market.
With rising pressure on businesses to reduce their climate impact, and the introduction of Clean Air Zones in London, Birmingham, Leeds, and soon Greater Manchester and other cities, low emission commercial fleets are becoming increasingly attractive to businesses.
The number of vans licensed to operate in the UK has grown by a quarter in ten years to 4.1 million - representing over 15 per cent of all carbon emissions from road transport and about a third of harmful nitrogen oxides.
To help van operators navigate the rapidly-growing market for low emission alternatives, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and green consultancy Cenex have published a new Low Emission Van Guide.
The guide includes information on:
• The low emission van market, including electric vans, plug-in hybrids, extended range electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, LPG, compressed natural gas and biomethane, biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cell options
• The most appropriate technologies for circumstances relating to particular fleets
• Key factors to consider when exploring vans, fuels and related technologies
• Best practice options for cutting costs and emissions from conventional vehicles.
‘Make the right decision’
Gerry Keaney, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, commented: “Van users, particularly those operating in urban areas, are coming under increasing pressure to reduce their emissions.
“The next few years will bring an increasingly wide range of low and zero emission van models, which will be available to buy outright, lease or rent by the year, month, week, day or hour. Van users will have a lot of options and this guide will help them make the right decision.”
To support uptake, the government offers financial incentives for green vans and recently changed licensing regulations to allow drivers with a standard driving license to operate heavier electric models.
Posted under Carbon Reduction, Fuel Efficiency and Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energy on 15 May 2019