More than half of UK van drivers now believe EVs more cost effective than ICE, VW finds

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Electric vans are now more cost effective to operate than petrol or diesel alternatives, in the opinion of 52% of UK van drivers, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The study also found that more than two-thirds of commercial drivers thought an EV would suit their business needs and day-to-day work.

The expansion of the London ULEZ was cited as a reason to switch by 29% of those surveyed., while the number one remaining concern around electric vans was found to be charging time, named by 57% of those surveyed.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles national fleet manager Craig Cavanagh 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.”


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