UK Set To Have Thousands More Electric Vans | CleanTechnica
Led by Global Action Plan in partnership with Engie, the UK Clean Van Commitment is an initiative which aims to get 2,400 new electric vans in operation by 2020, and for 18,000 new electric vans to replace diesel vans by 2028. Air pollution produced by older, diesel vans contributes to human health problems and even premature deaths. For example, they generate 30% of the UK’s road transport NOx emissions. To reduce diesel van air pollution, 16 UK van fleet operators are participating in the initiative.
Bex Bolland, Head of Air Quality at Global Action Plan, answered some questions about the electric vans for CleanTechnica.
16 van fleets are to go electric by 2020 and 2028, but exactly how many new vans is that?
2,400 by the end of 2020 and up to 18,000 by 2028 (assuming they all operate in cities.)