Electric vehicle leasing specialist DriveElectric is working with Transport for London (TfL) to offer micro businesses and charities a switch to pure electric vehicles as part of the capital’s van scrappage scheme.
According to DriveElectric, the switch to pure EVs could save businesses over £6,500 per van in costs annually, in addition to a grant of £6,000.
Launched earlier this year for the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, the van scrappage scheme gives eligible drivers financial support to help them switch to a lower emissions model using grants of up to £6,000 per vehicle.
DriveElectric say the scheme could see it put more than 200 electric vans into the capital, “taking over two million polluting miles off London’s roads each year”.
Mike Potter, MD of DriveElectric, said: "Since we started working with electric vehicles in 2008 we constantly look for ways to drive the agenda on air quality. We have worked closely with Transport for London, giving impartial advice and working towards a low carbon transport future for the capital. Reducing vehicle emissions should be high on everyone’s agenda. It is so important to get as many zero emission vehicles on our roads as possible and it is now achievable. The Mayor of London's van scrappage scheme will help us bring more fully electric vans within easy and affordable reach of thousands of businesses across London.
With this initiative's support it's now possible for us to provide vehicles to London businesses from under £100 per month. The savings in fuel, vehicle maintenance, congestion and ULEZ charges already combine to make going electric in London an irresistible proposition. With the additional support of the van scrappage scheme we hope more and more businesses will agree it's time to go electric."
DriveElectric provided last mile delivery service Gnewt with a bespoke, 100% electric fleet for its London operations. Gnewt’s fleet of 125 electric vehicles is now London’s largest fully electric delivery fleet, travelling over a million emission free miles in London each year.