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The Environmental Benefits of an Electric Van Fleet

Your business and community reap the environmental benefits of an electric van fleet. A report by the Met Office states that 2023 was provisionally the second warmest year on record and that “UK mean temperatures have been shifting over the decades as a result of human-induced climate change.” Choose to be the business that converts to an electric vehicle (EV) fleet today and helps cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

When you select Maxus for your electric van fleet, you access an EV solution for every need, whether you prioritise load space, payload, driving range, or passenger space. Our Intelligence Onboard system also helps to improve your electric van fleet’s performance with live data. Here we discuss how owning an EV fleet can benefit your business, reduce the UK’s carbon footprint, and improve your community’s health. 

Reducing Carbon Footprint in the UK With Electric Van Fleets

What is the current carbon footprint of your business? Do you know the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated by your company’s activities? Government statistics published in October 2023 state transport is the largest emitting sector of GHG emissions, producing 26% of the UK’s total emissions in 2021. A bar chart showing an estimate of GHG emissions in KgCO2e, for a single passenger example journey from Glasgow to London, indicates the following:

Electric car: 29 KgCO2e Indirect Emissions

Diesel/Petrol car: 90 KgCo2e Direct and Indirect Emissions

A shorter journey from Croydon to Wimbledon: 

Electric car: 0.5 KgCO2e Indirect Emissions

Diesel/Petrol car: 1.7 KgCo2e Direct and Indirect Emissions

It is clear that investing in an electric van fleet reduces your carbon footprint and lowers your GHG emissions considerably. 

Less Reliance on Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy in the UK

Burning fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, natural gas and heavy oils contributes to global warming through the release of greenhouse gases. Converting to a Maxus electric van fleet makes your business less reliant on fossil fuels in the UK. Although electricity for your van fleet is generated with renewables, nuclear, gas, and to a lesser extent coal, your company can limit its reliance on the national grid. Install roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels for on-site renewable energy to charge your vans.  

Improved Public Health From Lower Emissions

hifting from fossil fuels to electric vans benefits public health by reducing everyone’s exposure to vehicle exhaust air pollution. The vans still produce particulate matter emissions from tyre and brake wear, but lower emissions mean less air pollution. A study by the Imperial College London shows air pollution has adverse health effects on people at different stages of life, from foetal development to lung growth in childhood and cardiac health in adulthood.

UK clean air and low-emission zones benefit the public, but owning an electric van fleet will also be advantageous for your company. You can increase your fleet or expand your business instead of paying road user charges. 

Investing in the Future of Green Transportation

Sustainability is the future of transportation. Invest in green transportation by converting your fleet to electric vehicles. Maxus offers a range of commercial vans and body builder options, including tippers, milk floats, vans with sliding doors, chassis cabs, and crew vans. Nationwide service and repairs support full performance reporting via our Intelligence Onboard system. We serve SMEs and large fleets and have over sixty dealers across the UK.

Safety is non-negotiable with Maxus fleets, and our vehicles meet all European commercial vehicle collision design standards. An advanced driver assistance system with the latest generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP) offers peace of mind in any situation. 

Take your company’s sustainability commitments to another level with a commercial electric van fleet that produces zero CO2 emissions while driving. Maxus has readily available parts and offers roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us today to enjoy the environmental benefits of an electric van fleet.

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