Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard all the talk of electric vehicles – and how they could come to play a vital role in the UK’s vehicle market. But if you’re looking to buy or lease a van, should you consider making the change? As with any big purchase, there are lots of things to consider.
First, the good points. Electric vans are – first and foremost – far better for the environment than their fossil fuel-guzzling counterparts. But that’s not all. They’re also incredibly cheap to run, and more and more charging points are popping up across the country, making it easier to top up your vehicle on the go. Moreover, there are also financial incentives in place that can help make the initial purchase more affordable. And with an emissions-free van, you’ll be able to breeze through the planned Ultra-Low Emissions Zones with ease. What’s more, they’re also virtually silent – providing a more pleasant experience for both drivers and residents when your vehicle is passing through a quiet neighborhood.
But what’s the catch? Of course, the big concern is when and how you will keep your vehicle charged. And with home charging stations taking hours to fully charge an electric van, there are obviously some obstacles in the way of long-distance travel. While there are some petrol stations that also offer electric charging points, you’ll need to meticulously plan your journey to take these into account. On top of that, electric vans are expensive – even when taking advantage of the various financing options. And if you decide to sell on, it’s worth bearing in mind that there is currently not much of a market for second hand electric vehicles.
So, as you can see, there are both pros and cons to purchasing an electric vehicle. But if you’re keen to try one out and don’t have the funds to purchase up front, why not check out RapidVans? We’ve got a wide range of affordable van leasing options available, including electric vans, so you can experience this new technology without breaking the bank.