Low-emission van guide and online calculator updated with latest data

A low-emission van guide to help operators make informed buying decisions on the latest clean technology for LCVs has been updated by Cenex and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP).

Aimed at small-to-medium sized fleet operators of vans up to 3.5 tonnes, the Low Emission Van Guide and accompanying Van Cost and Carbon Calculator (VC3) have been revamped with the latest data on how to make CO2 and cost savings.

The guide now includes information such as new topic sheets, data on hydrogen vans and guidance on how to get involved in the low carbon van community.

Supporting online tool, VC3, has also been updated to include information such as user-defined payload data, bio-fuel blends and congestion charge details.

Steve Carroll, senior technical specialist at Cenex, said: “The current month-on-month growth in UK van registrations is good news for the motor industry, but this means UK van parc CO2 emissions are also on the rise.

He added: “As some UK cities are looking to set up clean air zones by 2020 by imposing charges on polluting vehicles, it is an ideal time to inform van owners of their alternative options to diesel.”

Gloria Esposito, head of projects at the LCVP, added: “Fleet managers can access case studies showing the cost savings achievable through the use of low emission fuels and technologies, and access information on the low-emission van market, government policy, infrastructure and assistance.”