Fleet operators including Arval, Mitie, the British Heart Foundation and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have signed up to the Clean Van Commitment.
The companies join the likes of Tesco and Network Rail in pledging to switch their van fleets to zero emissions alternatives by 2028.
Co-ordinated by Global Action Plan and supported by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) and Engie, the Clean Van Commitment (CVC) is a public pledge to move to zero emission vans in cities over the next nine years.
The nine new CVC signatories – Arval, Mitie, Siemens, British Heart Foundation, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Novus Environmental, Commercial Group, Bywaters and Poplar Harca – take the total number of signatories to 25, accounting for 65,674 vans, or one in 60 of the current national fleet.
With London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) now in effect, small organisations can apply for either a payment of £6,000 to scrap a non-compliant van or minibus and help with running costs of a new electric vehicle, or a payment of £3,500 to scrap a non-compliant van or minibus which can be used to purchase a newer ULEZ compliant Euro 6 vehicle or hire vehicles from Zipcar, Northgate Hire, Enterprise and Europcar.
You can find out more about the Clean Van Commitment and sign up to the CVC on their website.