Electric Van Experience (EVE)
The Electric Van Experience (EVE) is a unique opportunity for Derby-based businesses to test drive a range of electric vans.
With the Government ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles brought forward to 2030, we want to support businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles. Not only are they more environmentally-friendly, but they’re cheaper to run and maintain too.
We’re offering businesses, as well as voluntary and public sector organisations in the city, the chance to try an electric van that suits their needs, including provision of a charge point at the business premises. This will give businesses and organisations the chance to experience first hand the financial and environmental benefits of greener vehicles, and provide operational confidence to make a permanent switch. We particularly want to hear from those businesses who regularly use the A38 or A52.
As the number of electric vehicles increases, the amount of harmful emissions on our roads decreases – resulting in cleaner air and helping to make our city carbon neutral.
This opportunity has been made possible thanks to support and funding from Highways England, who have given Nottingham City Council £2.69m to deliver the service, and they have invited ourselves to join them in the trial.
How can I take part?
Taking part is easy – just fill out our online expression of interest form and one of our team will be in touch to find out more about your business needs and, if your application is successful, to arrange handover of the van.
Please note, although there is no cost to lease the van, there is a small administrative fee to take part in the scheme.
|Sole trader||Run your own business as an individual and are self-employed||£20|
|Partnership||Two or more persons owning the business||£30|
|Small enterprise||Fewer than 50 employees||£40|
|Medium enterprise||Fewer than 250 employees||£50|
|Large business||250 or more employees||£100|
|Public sector||Public sector includes public goods and government services||£50|
|Voluntary sector/charity/community interest company (CIC)||Organisations whose primary purpose is to create social impact rather than generate profit||£0|