Just 18% of electric vans available in the UK quote a range of more than 200 miles. This limits their suitability and is stopping operators from making the switch. That is according to the BVRLA’s latest Road to Zero Report Card, the findings of which will be under the spotlight at a free webinar later this month.
Availability and choice of electric vans are improving. Specifications and real-world performance are failing to keep pace. Unsurmountable barriers remain for operators up and down the country.
Thomas McLennan from the BVRLA will explore the current picture for electric vans as part of the Fleets in Charge webinar, “Vans - becoming the road to zero hero” (Wednesday 29 November, 09:00 – 10:00). His overview will precede an update from Government, with Lizzie Culwick from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) explaining how the ZEV Mandate will impact supply of electric vans once enforced from January 2024.
A panel of experts from across the van decarbonisation landscape will then look at the real-world implications of the mandate and what steps BVRLA members and van operators can take now. Tangible solutions, examples of success and details of best practice will all be shared.
Those attending the free webinar will gain a broader understanding of the van transition to zero-emission vehicles and what steps are being taken to ease the journey.