While vans are a great way to help businesses keep their customers satisfied, they can be one of the worst offenders to the environment in terms of emitting pollutants into the atmosphere.
Thankfully, many automakers have taken this into consideration and developed hybrid and even all-electric vans that will help to reduce a company 's carbon footprint.
Although automobiles for the most part have shifted toward being more fuel efficient for practicality's sake, many vehicles have taken it a step further by incorporating a hybrid powertrain, and - in some cases - an all-electric powertrain, which will entirely cut emissions out of the equation.
Hybrid vans are one option; typically, a hybrid engine works by using battery power when fuel is not necessary. When the vehicle is at a complete stop, the engine shuts off, and it automatically powers on again when the accelerator is pressed.
Another option is converting your van to use LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), which is a cleaner type of fuel. Not only is it better for the environment, it also maximizes your van 's power and performance. Converting your van is simple, and the cost of the procedure is easily recovered in fuel savings, but it is important to go to an -LPGA-Approved Installer? who can give you the proper certificate, as your insurance company may ask for this proof of conversion.
Some vans are all-electric, relying on no fuel at all. They can travel for anywhere from 40-100 miles before needing a charge, making this option perfect for vans that stay within a specific area in the city. At the end of the day, these vans are plugged in to charge overnight.
Aside from green vans being better for the environment, you will also see some financial benefits when your company becomes more environmentally friendly. If you drive in London, for example, you can be eligible for a discount in the London Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ). Also, all of the aforementioned options result in savings on fuel costs for your van.
Commercial vans are particularly an environmental concern since they are one group of vehicles that spend hours per day on the road. Rather than a brief commute from one place to another, they often spend an entire business day making deliveries or doing maintenance at people 's homes around town. Because of this, it is especially important for vans to go green; the above options are just a few to take into consideration if you decide to go this route.