Research conducted by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has found that 70% of van drivers agree that an electric vehicle would be suitable for their business. In fact, just one in eight (13%) remain sceptical that a zero-emission powertrain could meet their daily business needs.
Retail customers looking to make the switch to the electric ID. Buzz range can, until the 3 July 2023, benefit from 7.5% APR Representative, in addition to free charging with a choice of either a £750 pre-paid charging card, a 7kW Ohme Home Pro tethered (RRP £999), or a 7kW Ohme ePod untethered charger (RRP £949), for just £99.
The new ID. Buzz Cargo Commerce 77kWh is available from £359 a month with Solutions PCP.
EV consideration increased by 40% since the start of pandemic
Electric vehicle consideration has increased by 40% since the pandemic, according to the results from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ annual survey of 1,000 UK van drivers. In 2019, half of van drivers (50%) reported that an electric vehicle would be suitable for their business, compared with as many as 70% by 2023. Indeed, just 13% of respondents now believe an electric vehicle is unable to meet their business’s needs, compared to almost a quarter of respondents (24%) in 2019.
The London scrappage scheme provides financial assistance of up to £7,500 to eligible enterprises, which have vehicles registered in London, to replace their internal combustion engine van with a fully electric model.
Rob Holdcroft, Head of Network Sales at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Our research shows that there is clear appetite for electric vehicles, and the new scrappage scheme is a great opportunity for London-based businesses to benefit from significant reductions while reducing on-road emissions and improving London’s air quality. We think it will drastically accelerate the switch to electromobility in the LCV sector.”
Volkswagen’s futuristic ID. Buzz Cargo offers a sustainable, modern mobility solution. Customers can choose between two trim levels that offer business-ready practicality, advanced connectivity, and driver assistance systems: Commerce and Commerce Plus. Both trims are fitted with a 77kWh (net capacity) lithium-ion battery and electric motor, producing a power output of 204PS and delivering an all-electric range of up to 256 miles.