Citroën has come out and said that if companies switched their vehicle fleets away from purely fossil fuels to full electric or even plug-in hybrid they can save over £17 million per year, based on the costs of the London Congestion Charge Zone.
“Electric vehicles such as New e-C4 and e-Dispatch van are ideal for business and fleet users. Not only do they suit a variety of driving conditions, their zero emissions capability results in no Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) payments. As our latest research shows, businesses also stand to make significant savings in other areas – including Congestion Charge Zone payments.”
Eurig Druce, MD – Citroën UK
Between October 2019 and September 2020, TfL raked in £17.4 million from business customers alone in congestion charges, those companies who have been using electric vans, cars and lorries have been able to use the zone free of charge.
However despite plug-in-hybrids being exempt currently, this will change in October, as from October 25th 2021 only electric cars will be able to travel free of charge.
As well as the e-Dispatch, Citroën also has the new e-Berlingo which will launch later in 2021 with 171 miles of range.