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Why you should consider switching to electric in 2022...

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Posted by: Caroline Burnell
Date: Jan 20 2022

What benefits can an electric Mercedes-Benz Van bring to your business in 2022?

We’ve all heard about electric vehicles, but what benefits can they bring to your business? And are they as expensive to buy as you think?

Sustainability is a huge focus for lots of businesses in 2022, which is why many are now looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. There are so many complex ways to do this, but one of the easiest, and most likely significant, is to switch your vehicle from diesel to electric.

Operating electric can add a huge amount of value to your business, not only by helping you save money thanks to zero fuel costs, road tax charges, and low emission zone charges but also, by demonstrating to new and existing customers that you are serious about being more sustainable. In fact, according to the “business barometer” survey by Mercedes-Benz Vans, 61% of consumers would consider stopping working with a business that did not meet its environmental pledges.

Save money

Operating an electric vehicle doesn't just come with the benefit of zero emissions, you will benefit from a lower total cost of ownership. Money can be saved when operating electric, and this can contribute to growth in other areas of your business...

  • You're exempt from congestion and low-emission zone charges, thanks to zero-emissions
  • You will receive an OLEV grant of up to £5,000 to put towards a brand-new electric panel van
  • Your maintenance costs are lower, due to fewer vehicle components, with ServiceCare pricing starting from just £10.50 per month
  • You will receive an 8-year battery warranty
  • You will receive free roadside assistance and breakdown cover for up to 30 years

Contribute to a happier planet

Thanks to our electric vans being 100% electric, the eVito and eSprinter produce zero emissions, which is especially good for those who have made it their mission to lower their carbon footprint.

Show your customers that you’re serious about sustainability.

Not only is an electric van kinder to our planet, but thanks to its sleek and stylish appearance, you couldn't pick a better vehicle to support and represent your business.

Don Borthwick, Director of family-operated “Third Dimension Manufacturing (3DM)” had this in mind when deciding if making the switch to electric was right for his business, and after consulting with us here at eStar, he decided to purchase a brand new eVito Tourer.

“We’ve introduced a series of measures to reduce our emissions ‘footprint’, including upgrading our machinery with energy-efficient motors, and have committed to a programme of changing all of our interior lights to LEDs. First impressions are also important, though, which is one reason we decided to ‘go electric’ by acquiring a new Mercedes-Benz delivery vehicle”

How much is an electric Mercedes-Benz van?

There is a lot of speculation about the cost of an electric van, but how much is a Mercedes-Benz eVan really going to cost you?

Electric vans cost less than you think and can be tailored around your business's specific requirements. Yearly running costs are also something to be considered, not only is charging cheaper than fuel, but maintenance costs are lower too (thanks to fewer vehicle components). And when considering the range of government grants, tax exemptions, and flexible finance packages, you might be really surprised at how much your business could save.

Electric eSprinter*Diesel Sprinter*
Upfront Cost£2,598 + VAT£6,884 + VAT
Monthly Cost£433 + VAT£1,147 + VAT
Monthly Road Tax £0£20.83
Monthly Service Cost £21 + VAT£35 + VAT
* Based on brand new, stock vehicles. 12-month Operating Lease. 8,000 miles per annum. Prices exclude VAT. Business users only. No ownership is available. Mercedes-Benz Finance.

Is it easy to switch from diesel to electric?

We are here to help make this transition as smooth as possible and will handle everything, from part-exchanging your current vehicle, to using our charging partners to handle your installation. We also put together finance proposals, as well as easy "digital signing" solutions, to minimise disruption to your day.

I am considering switching to an electric Mercedes-Benz Van, what are the next steps?

Let’s get you booked in for a consultation with one of our Mercedes-Benz Van Consultants. Just click below to get booked in.

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