New AutoMotive has launched a new data tool – the Electric Van Count (EVC) – to track the UK’s transition of vans from diesel to electric.
Giving a free overview of new van registrations in the UK, vans will be analysed by fuel type, manufacturer and market share.
June’s Electric Van Count shows almost one in ten (8%) of all new vans registered were fully electric, having doubled from the vans registered in June 2021.
Ciara Cook, policy officer at New AutoMotive, said: “The only way we can move the needle on electric vans is to be conscientious in how we monitor the transition.
“Data is so crucial as it shows an unbiased view of how the industry is moving and where it needs further support.”
The Electric Van Count report will be published monthly and will include interactive data graphics and expert analysis.
A detailed report will break down every new van registered in the UK by fuel type, manufacturer and market share, and all data will be freely available to view or download.
The new van market is dominated by diesel vehicles. Typically, more than 90% of new vans are diesel, but electric van sales have started to grow with 33,500 electric vans now on Britain’s roads.
The UK is entering a pivotal phase in its transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
The Government’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate will require a percentage of manufacturer’s new car and van sales to be zero emission each year from 2024.
Cook said: “The opportunity is now for this market to capitalise on the electric car momentum and based on our data the same trajectory is possible with electric vans.
“The upcoming ZEV Mandate is an opportunity for the Government to drive the electric van market forward.
“The policy itself needs to be ambitious and incentivise manufacturers to exceed industry targets - it’s a critical time and we can’t be complacent.”
The Electric Van Count, which has already received support from key industry players such as Arrival and EV100, will provide measurability and transparency around the electrification of vans - as well as expert insight and analysis of this data.
“Through EV100, the UK’s largest fleets have committed to purchase only EVs by 2030,” said Dominic Finn, senior policy manager at EV100.
“The demand for EVs has never been stronger, but more must be manufactured to meet demand and maintain this momentum.
“New AutoMotive’s Electric Van Count (EVC) will play an important role in helping understand the take up of subsegments and brands within the electric van market by providing crucial reliable, accessible data.”
Avinash Rugoobur, president at Arrival, added: “Transport is the fastest growing source of CO2 emissions in the UK and yet plug-in electric vehicles only make up 0.6% of vans.
“New AutoMotive’s Electric Van Count tool will provide key insight into the uptake of electric van sales in the UK and how crucial they are to powering the green transition.”
New AutoMotive’s Electric Van Count (EVC) is the van equivalent of its existing Electric Car Count (ECC) tool.