Below is a short example using one a comparison between a standard small van and an electric model. Comparisons for grey fleet are not always straightforward as elements such as range are measured in mpg (or km/l) for diesel vehicles and an absolute mile or kilometre figure for electric vans.
Element Diesel (Renault Kangoo) Electric (Renault Kangoo ZE) CO₂ emissions 112 mg/CO₂/km (lowest) 0mg NOₓ 52mg 0mg Range (km) 27 km/litre 120-280km per charge Capacity 625-797kg 625kg Fuelling 5-10 minutes 8 hours (slow charge)
60 minutes (fast charge)
20-30 minutes (rapid charge)
Subsidy No Yes (up to £8k)
In use comparison – grey fleet (cars used for business travel but are not owned by the company)
|Element||Diesel (Renault Kangoo)||Electric (Renault Kangoo ZE)|
|Fuel cost per year||7.5p/km||2.8p/km|
|Vehicle Excise Duty - Percentage of list price to be taxed (from 2020 in brackets)||28% (29%)||16% (2%)|
|Maintenance Cost (over four years)||Up to £1000 saving for an electric vehicle|
|Ultra low emissions zone (London) per day cost||£12.50/day||£0|
Clean air zones
Most new cars and all electric vehicles will be exempt from the majority of clean air zones. However, it is only a matter of time before clean air zones (especially London’s) are expanded beyond central areas and standards become stricter. Converting fleets to newer, hybrid or electric vehicles will be a step in the right direction for all organisations who run grey fleets or company cars.
Bevan Jones, Environment and Sustainability Manager