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Electric vans are becoming increasingly popular and are also becoming a more viable option for many businesses. One huge advantage to having an electric van is the way that they are taxed. With electric vans, you will only have to pay 20% of the fixed rate for fuel powered vans. This results in only having to pay £630 of tax a year, which is why electric vans have become a popular asset to many businesses.

Electric vans are great for those that want something that is eco-friendly and that will cost very little in company car tax. Although there is a limited range of electric vans at present, the industry is expanding.

Electric Vans FAQ

Are electric vehicles more expensive to insure?

Typically there is no difference to a ‘regular’ car – factors that are more likely to affect price are still where the car is kept and the driver’s insurance history etc.

Are electric vehicles better than gas? 

From a cost of ownership point of view – the cost of charging a battery from flat to full is a lot cheaper than filling up a typical fuel tank with Petrol / Diesel. And because they don’t emit any CO2 emissions, they are currently exempt from Road tax, and businesses can benefit from a better CO2 footprint etc.

Are electric vans mot exempt?

No, they still have to pass roadworthy tests annually once they are 3 years old

Are electric vans any good?

They are brilliant for customers who require a works vehicle that travel shorter distances, for example in and around a city.

Who makes electric vans?

Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, Ford, Possibly Citroen. Lots of other Van manufacturers will likely come to market soon also.

How much do electric vans cost?

As an Example – Nissan makes an Electic Van called the e-NV200 which has an OTR price of £26835, but there is a government grant available for up to £8000 available.

Electric vans with the longest range?

Range is factored by the Battery Capacity and driving style – the eNV200 has a brochure stating the range of 106 miles.

Are electric vehicle safe?

Yes, of course, if they were not Safe they wouldn’t be on the roads already!

Where are electric vehicle charging stations?

As of right now, there are over 13,000 charge points across the UK, with 332 installed in the last 30 days (info from www.zap-map.com). Zap-Map is a great website for a potential customer to see how many charging points are in their area, and various companies offer services to install charge points at places of work, or home etc.

What does electric vehicles mean?

Electric Vehicles are cars/vans that are fully powered by an Electric Battery, without any need for Petrol Diesel etc.

What electric vehicles qualify for tax credit?

Currently, all fully electric vehicles receive tax relief. Various ‘Hybrid’ cars that have both battery and gas power, still get some relief but not as much.  Relief is based on CO2 emissions and p11d values.

When did electric vehicles come out?

The first Electric vehicles I believe were registered in 2010. It was in 2014 when there was a surge of sales, registering over 2x as many vehicles compared to 2013. (2512 registrations to 6697 registrations). In 2016 10,264 electric vehicles were registered.

Why are electric vehicles so quiet?

As there isn’t your typical engine inside, a battery makes almost no noise creating the power to move the vehicle.

Why are electric vehicles so expensive?

The batteries required to power the vehicle is expensive technology, but with government grants available they are more affordable that what you may initially think.

How are electric vehicles charged?

Plugging them into an EV charging point.

How hybrid electric vehicles work?

Hybrid vehicles use traditional gas(petrol/diesel) engines, supplemented by battery power.

How does electric vehicle charging work?

Different size batteries take different times to charge. Some EV’s are available with ‘quick charge batteries’ that can be fully charged faster than a regular battery

How does electric vehicle tax credit work?

You’d need to confirm what tax credit you mean.

Are electric vehicle charging stations free? 

This can vary – some are and some aren’t. For example, some car parks have charging points, but you still pay to park for example.

Are electric vehicle recyclable?

Yes, and as we go on, they are getting better and better at it, making more of the car fully recyclable

Are electric vehicles environmentally friendly?

Very.

Are electric vehicles cost effective?

Depends on who will be using it, but they can be VERY cost effective for some users.

Are electric vehicles sustainable?

Yes – hence the Government plan to switch to Electric only new vehicle sales by the year 2040

Are electric vehicles really green?

They emit no CO2 so very ‘green’. But not literally – they are available in lots of colours!

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