The Benefits of Electric Commercial Van Fleets for Irish Business

According to the Central Statistics Office, Irish van drivers are embracing electric vehicles in record numbers, with new registrations increasing daily. So, what’s driving this surge in adoption? According to our customers, it’s a combination of the need for a more sustainable future and a growing awareness of the operational savings associated with electric vans.

 The Financial Benefits of Choosing Electric Vehicle Fleets

The day-to-day operational costs of an electric vehicle are more economical than those of regular petrol or diesel vehicles. The average cost of charging an electric commercial van in Ireland is around 35.83 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for a standard home metre. This means that charging an electric van for a 100-kilometre trip would cost approximately €5.37, based on an average electricity consumption of 15 kWh/100km for electric vehicles. Additionally, electric vans have fewer moving parts and require less maintenance since there’s no need for oil changes. Furthermore, by taking advantage of discounted off-peak electricity rates, you can maximise your savings.

 Electric Van Owners Enjoy Government Incentives and Tax Benefits

The Irish government is committed to an electric future, offering generous grants for electric van purchases and charger station installations.

  • The ZEVI Electric Vehicle Grants covers different types of electric vans. Private electric vehicle purchases are eligible for savings of up to €3,500, while commercial electric vehicles offer potential savings of €3,800.
  • The Electric Vehicle Home Charger Grant provides a grant of up to €300 towards the purchase and installation of home charger stations. 

A 2020 Consumer Reports US study found that EVs are 50% cheaper to maintain and repair. Jessica Potts, of BookMyGarage, explains the reasons. “EV powertrains are a lot simpler and don’t require engine oil changes, air filters, spark plugs or fuel filters. Servicing an electric vehicle requires less labour and fewer replacement parts and fluids, helping to lower costs.”

The Operational Benefits of Choosing Electric Commercial Van Fleets

With electric vehicles, engine trouble becomes a thing of the past, and you can rely on your battery to perform consistently. Modern electric vehicle batteries are built to last, many of which are covered by warranty. We guarantee your new Maxus electric vans for 5 years (60,000 miles) and the van battery for 8 years (100,000 miles).

As EV charger technology continues to evolve, you can expect even greater performance from your vehicle. With emissions charges and restrictions expected to increase as we approach 2030, switching to electric vans early can save you money and headaches in the long run.

The Environmental Benefits of Choosing Electric Vehicle Fleets

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important for businesses of all sizes in Ireland. Switching to an electric fleet demonstrates your company’s commitment to ESG principles, which can help you secure contracts and attract investors.

Why Electric Commercial Van Fleets Are the Perfect Choice for Businesses in Ireland

Every technological advance provides another reason to go electric. Year on year, our vans are becoming smarter, more efficient, and going the extra mile for your business. Charging infrastructure is growing significantly, mechanics are upskilling, and Electric Vehicle drivers are receiving preferential treatment from local authorities.

It all comes down to one decision – how soon do you want to start saving money for your business and contributing to a cleaner environment in Ireland? Maxus electric vans come with a five-year vehicle warranty and an eight-year warranty on the high-voltage battery. We also offer nationwide breakdown assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us today to discuss the Maxus range of electric vans in Ireland.

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