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Electric vans and ecargo bikes

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Electric vans and ecargo bikes are becoming increasingly popular and can be a great choice for businesses and public sector fleets. Organisations can save money on running costs and reduce their impact on carbon emissions and air quality.


Electric Vans

While more expensive to purchase than similar diesel models, adopting electric vans can save you money on fuel and tax and significantly reduce your fleet’s carbon and nitrogen dioxide emissions.

The number of electric van models available and their ranges are increasing, making them an increasingly practical choice, especially when replacing vehicles under 3.5 tonnes.

Energy Saving Trust’s guide on Lowering van emissions and costs includes information on different models of electric van, pointers on identifying where they could fit into your fleet and building a business case, plus case studies.

Take a look at Switching to Electric vehicles for further information for fleets.

Energy Saving Trust offers fleet support, a fully-funded impartial service which is most suitable for organisations with larger fleets.


Electrifying last mile deliveries

eCargo bikes and electric vans have a vital role to play in distributing supplies and parcels sustainably to their final delivery addresses, referred to as the ‘last mile’.

Energy Saving Trust’s guide on Electrifying last mile deliveries offers advice for businesses on how they can adopt electric vans or ecargo bikes or support sustainable deliveries by switching suppliers and managing their inbound deliveries.

Take a look at Energy Saving Trust's Electrifying last mile deliveries guide for local authorities, which sets out the variety of approaches that local authorities can take to support the electrification of last mile deliveries and illustrates the approaches with an array of case studies.

Our Local Government Support Programme offers bespoken and fully-funded advice for local authorities on how best to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions from transport.