During the coronavirus pandemic, businesses with LCVs have played a vital role in maintaining essential services, such as frontline emergency support and deliveries of food and medicines. At the same time, we are seeing interest growing in a new type of LCV: the fully electric light commercial vehicle.
I think the reason behind the awakened appetite for e-LCVs is twofold.
Firstly, many towns and cities across Europe have long been battling congestion and air pollution, and the pressure is further increasing with the growth of ‘last-mile’ delivery services in urban centres. To tackle this problem, governments across Europe are stimulating the transition to electric driving in a push to achieve as many zero-emission miles as possible – and as fast as possible. Secondly, there are numerous subsidies, tax credits, rebates and government grants to encourage fleets towards a more sustainable future. With the various incentive programmes at a peak level now, it’s a great time to take advantage of such financial benefits.