And the benefits stack up. Lower maintenance and lower fuel (electricity) costs, exemption from Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) offer a much better Total Cost of Ownership proposition than comparable petrol and diesel vehicles. Drivers also benefit from much lower rates of Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax if they use the van for personal use. Additionally, businesses, charities and public sector organisations can benefit from the OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) grant which allows you to claim up to 75% of the total installation cost, up to £350 per socket and a maximum of 40 sockets. Additionally, until March 2023, Super Deduction tax relief means you can also claim 130% first-year capital allowance on your charging infrastructure investment. Homeowners who live in flats, or people that rent properties can also get up to £350 (including VAT) off the cost of installing a charger at home through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
And the good news is at VWFS I Fleet, we’re ideally placed to help you start your journey. Given that a single manufacturer isn’t going to be the answer, whether you’re looking at a partial or full-electric fleet, panel vans, chassis cabs, crew cabs, box vans or drop-sides – our multi-marque approach will meet your diverse needs in one place. What’s more, every single member of our team has achieved a Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) at the Renewable Energy Institute (REI), which means we can offer technical expertise and a range of other business benefits too. We also offer several practical tools, including our free eLCV-4-Me tool which will identify which LCVs are suitable for a switch to electric or hybrid and help you move forward more decisively.