The Benefits of Electric Vehicle Fleets for UK Business

According to zapmap UK van drivers are going electric in record numbers with new registrations every day. So, what’s behind this increase in take up? According to our customers, it’s a combination of the need for a more sustainable future and an increased awareness around the running costs of an electric van.

The Financial Benefits of Choosing Electric Vehicle Fleets

The day to day running costs of an electric vehicle are much more economical than regular petrol or diesel vehicles. Recent studies show the average cost of charging an eDeliver 3 van was £8.82 (10p per mile) compared to approximately £21.00 for 3 gallons of diesel. Because Electric Vans have fewer moving parts and there is no oil to change, you save on maintenance. Add the fact that you can tap into discounted off-peak electricity rates and you quickly start to see savings.

Electric van owners enjoy government incentives and tax benefits

The UK government believes in an electric future and wants to help you get there with generous grants when you buy electric vans and install charger stations.

  • The Plug-in Vehicle Grant covers vans of all sizes. Buy a smaller van, like the Maxus eDeliver 3, and you save up to £2,500. Purchase a bigger vehicle, such as the eDeliver 9, and your saving rises to £5,000.
  • The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) covers 75% of the cost of business EV chargers to a value of £350 per socket for up to 40 charge points.
  • Electric vans bought from now to April 2025 are eligible for a 100% first year capital allowance and exempt from road tax.

A 2020 Consumer Reports US study calculates that EVs are 50% cheaper to maintain and repair. Jessica Potts, of BookMyGarage, explains the reasons. “EV powertrains are a lot simpler and don’t require engine oil changes, air filters, spark plugs or fuel filters. Servicing an electric vehicle requires less labour and fewer replacement parts and fluids, helping to lower costs.”

The Operational Benefits of Choosing Electric Vehicle Fleets

Engine trouble is a thing of the past, and you can be confident that your battery won’t let you down. Modern Electrical Vehicle batteries are built to last, many of which are covered by warranty. We guarantee your new Maxus electric vans for 5 years (60,000 miles) and the van battery for 8 years (100,000 miles).

As EV charger technology evolves, you can expect to get even greater performance from your vehicle. With emissions charges and restrictions set to spike as we get closer to 2030 you stand to save yourself money and headaches by thinking ahead and switching early.

The Environmental Benefits of Choosing Electric Vehicle Fleets

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies are no longer just for big corporations; they’re filtering down to impact businesses of all sizes. Even small businesses may need to prove their ESG values to win contracts and attract investors. Switching to an electric fleet sends a clear sign that your company takes ESG seriously.

Why Electric Vehicle Fleets Are the Perfect Choice for Businesses in the UK

Every new advance in technology brings an extra reason to go electric. Year on year, our vans are getting smarter, gaining in efficiency and going the extra mile for your business. Charging infrastructure is increasing significantly, mechanics are upskilling and Electric Vechile drivers are getting preferential treatment from local authorities.

It all comes down to one decision – how soon do you want to start saving your business

money and making the UK a better place to live? Maxus electric vans come with a five-year vehicle warranty and an eight-year warranty on the high-voltage battery. We also offer nationwide breakdown assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us today to discuss the Maxus range of electric vans in the UK. 

Book your test drive today

A single MAXUS driving experience with Intelligence Onboard is all it takes.