A survey by Fiat Professional has found that 35% of van drivers are considering switching to an electric van for their next vehicle.
The survey of 500 van drivers also found that 84% thought companies should be looking to run environmentally friendly fleets of vehicles, while more than two thirds said they supported the government’s plans to reduce vehicle emissions on UK roads.
In addition, 91% thought it was important for everyone to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Fiat Professional’s Richard Chamberlain said: “Caring about the planet is an important part of everyone’s lives, and while the growth in popularity of electric cars has been well publicised, it seems many van drivers are proud of their office and are also looking to make the switch to zero-emission motoring.”
The survey follows on from previous research commissioned by Fiat which found that three-quarters of adults wanted to see delivery companies using zero-emission vehicles where they could, while more than half wanted to know more about the carbon footprint of delivery companies.
Chamberlain said: “Transportation is changing, and it’s not just the people behind the wheel who want a more environmentally friendly way of getting from A to B.
“The way we buy goods has radically shifted over the past 12 months as e-commerce becomes a more and more important part of consumer behaviour.
“Whether we’re getting our weekly groceries dropped off or a shiny new electrical device delivered, more and more people are wanting to know it’s being brought to our home by a company which is being as eco-conscious as possible.”