Electric Explained. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Electric motoring is about embracing a greener future – but there are many benefits to businesses too. At Euro Commercials, we’re welcoming the switch, and are here to help customers find the perfect electric van for their needs.

Benefits of Buying Electric

If you’re trying to decide which type of electric or hybrid van to opt for, our handy guide will help. Discover how each option works and find the perfect solution for your business.

GREENER Lower emissions means cleaner air for all
Faster Electric motors produce instant torque, resulting in faster acceleration
CHEAPER TO RUN Electricity is a fraction of the price of fuel, making EVs cheaper to run
MORE CONVENIENT TO OWN Charge at home, at work, or while you’re out and about
SOON TO BE CHEAPER TO BUY OR LEASE The cost of manufacturing EVs is decreasing, meaning they’ll soon be cheaper to buy and lease
eVito Tourer Discover the Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer in more detail with our video tour of the vehicle. We briefly talk you through the exterior and interior of the vehicle, and highlight key features. You can also find out how to determine if your business is ready for an electric solution.
eSprinter Find out more about the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter with our brief video tour. We talk you through the van’s standard features, performance and charging. You’ll also learn how to ascertain whether your business is ready to go electric.

Frequently Asked Question's

Naturally, many customers have lots of questions about making the switch to an electric van. Here, we answer those that are most commonly asked, but if you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. 

Can I claim expenses if I charge my company’s electric car at home?


​Yes. You can seek HMRC reimbursement via the Advisory Electric Rate (AER), which is currently set at 5p per mile. However, many business users prefer to take advantage of Benefit-in-Kind (BiK).

Are electric cars 100-per cent tax deductible?


​Electric cars producing CO2 emissions lower than 50g/km are eligible for 100-percent capital-allowance tax relief for the first year.

Which company cars are tax free?


​There’s no simple answer to this. The calculation of company car tax is based on the make and model of the vehicle, its CO2 emissions and its P11D value, among other things. (P11D is a tax form used to inform HMRC how much Class 1A National Insurance needs to be paid on expenses and benefits provided by a business.)

For full details, please click here

Can a business claim VAT back on an electric car?


Yes, but only if the vehicle in question is used exclusively for business purposes.

For more information, please click here

What are the advantages of electric vans?


There are many positives to driving an electric van, such as:

  • Carbon neutrality – electric vans produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions
  • Low running costs – an electric van is much cheaper to run than its petrol/diesel equivalent
  • Silent running – electric vans are much quieter than petrol/diesel vans
  • Measured performance – an electric van produces instant torque, resulting in a smoother ride
  • Incentives – the government’s plug-in vehicle grant (https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-vehicle-grants) and charging infrastructure grant (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles) are two such examples. Exemption from, say, the London Congestion Charge is another
  • Enhanced brand image – by driving an electric van, your business gets to enjoy plenty of eco-friendly kudos

How much does it cost to charge an electric van?


This will depend on the size of the van’s battery and where it is charged. Charging an electric vehicle at home is cheaper during off-peak times than peak times – and either option is cheaper than charging at a public access point.

The Mercedes-Benz eVito has a 41kWh battery (35 kWh of which is usable), and costs about 16p per kWh to charge on a typical workplace commercial tariff – adding up to a total cost of £5.60 (6.7p per mile).

How far can my electric van travel on a single charge?


This will depend on the van in question and the size of its battery. As an example, the Mercedes-Benz eVito offers a 93-mile range.

How does BiK work?


Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) is a perk or bonus that doesn’t constitute part of an employee’s salary. All vehicles have a BiK percentage banding, based on CO2 emissions and P11D value, among other things.

For full details (and access to the most accurate way to calculate BiK for company cars), please click here

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