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3000 electric vans by Dec 2020

Diesel vans still have their place but we believe there are many vans run in an urban setting that could be electric.  We applaud the worldwide goal of cleaner air in all our cities and we would like van fleet operators to join us in our goal: By December 2020 replace 3000 older diesel vans in the UK with pure electric vans. The technology, products and infrastructure are here now. It just needs education and will power on the part of decision makers to make this happen. All we need are are just a few decision makers to join us...

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ULEZ charge

If you drive a mid 2016 or older diesel van into London's ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) you will have to pay the daily ULEZ charge of £12.50. Plus the Congestion Charge of £11.50 per day. It makes the £24 daily charge too expensive over a longer period. Parking in some central London areas is 50% more for these older diesels, with Westminster charging £7.35 per hour, compared to £4.90 per hour for newer diesels. This can add up. If you travel with an older diesel van for say, 2 days per week and pay for 2 hours parking, that's £57.80 per week...

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Bristol proposes a diesel ban

Unless Bristol City Council and the Department of Transport produce a campaign (see BBC article below) to closely support diesel drivers there could be a strong public backlash. We have consulted extensively with thousands of diesel van drivers around London since the ULEZ (Ulta Low Emission Zone) was introduced in April 2019. We have two observations which appear to be a common reaction: 1. We observed from a recent 10 mile walk around London's centre and observing some 1200 vehicles, that the majority of vans were less than 2 years old. The ULEZ charge does not apply to diesel vans registered...

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Big change is coming. Find out how your vehicle fleet will be affected

One thing seems likely in the coming the year: The introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and charges for commercial vehicles entering large cities. How will this affect your business? The Government has instructed these cities to introduce Clean Air Zones: Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton. A further 23 local authorities have been named by the Government as likely to reach illegal levels of air pollution by 2021. If your employees drive into urban areas each day, in company owned diesel vans and they are not the Euro 6 Diesel standard (registered before 1 September 2016) then you...

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