New guide to cleaner, greener van fleets01 May 2019

A new guide to low-emission vans is described as “an essential read” for operators looking to clean up their light commercial vehicle fleets.

Launched yesterday (30 April), the ‘Low Emission Van Guide’ is published by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Cenex, and addresses the environmental impact of the UK’s growing van parc, which has increased to more than four million.

The guide provides an overview of low emission vans, alternative fuels and technologies, and fleet management best practice.

It includes information on government incentives for switching to low emission vehicles, key factors to consider on emissions and fuels, and case studies demonstrating the benefits that can be achieved.

Technology options covered include battery electric vans, plug-in hybrid and extended range electric vehicles, the charging infrastructure, and fuels including LPG, CNG, bioLPG and hydrogen fuel cells.

“Van use is one of the most important and complex road transport sectors,” says Andy Eastlake, LowCVP’s managing director.

“Government has committed to all new vans in 2040 being effectively zero emissions, so we need to move now if we’re going to get fast enough down that Road to Zero.

Steve Carroll, Cenex’s head of transport, adds: “With van ownership cycles being anywhere up to eight years, it’s essential that fleets now start to investigate, trial and understand how to successfully implement lower emission vehicle technology options so they can form part of a future-proof fleet replacement strategy.

“This clear and informative guide is an essential read for van operators. It sets out the business and environmental case for a range of lower emission and zero emission technology options available to replace the use of conventional diesel vans – as well as an introduction to installing and overcoming infrastructure challenges.”

Print copies of the guide are available at this week’s CV Show, Birmingham, from a number of exhibitors including BVRLA.

For a free digital copy of the guide, click the link below.

Laura Cork

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