There’s still lots of grumbling going on about August’s impending extension to London’s ULEZ. Many of the councils don’t want the scheme so there is a chance that it may not go ahead as there are threats of court action to prevent the system going live. However, it looks as though TfL are trying to help out businesses in the area with a scrappage scheme for small businesses willing to invest in electric vans.  It remains to be seen how many small traders can afford to get rid of their seven-year-old (or often much older) van and step up to investing in a brand new electric version (even with the generous scrappage scheme).

The recently announced £110 million TfL fund enables owners of 3.5 tonne diesel vans that are Euro 5 and below to scrap them in exchange for a £7,500 contribution towards an electric model. IVECO will then also contribute an additional £1,000 meaning that new eDAILY customers can receive £8,500 off the retail price of the model.

This scheme is open to small businesses of 10 employees or less, sole traders and charities operating within London boroughs – visit the TfL website for details of full eligibility. The aim is to remove the most polluting vehicles from the road with a strong incentive for operators to make the switch to an EV.

The initiative arrives before London’s expansion of its Ultra Low Emissions Zone in August 2023, a vastly increased area that will see operators charged £12.50 a day if their vehicle doesn’t meet emissions regulations. Switching to an electric vehicle not only avoids such charges, but also greatly contributes to cleaner air.

The eDAILY Specification

The new IVECO eDAILY delivers on zero emissions with the same 3.5-tonne towing capacity and rhe same turning circle as its diesel equivalent. Additionally, the 15kW ePTO enables the vehicle to power a wide range of equipment from a refrigerated body to tipper, or an arial platform to refuse compactor.

A fully modular battery set means that operators can tailor their eDAILY based on their duty cycle. Offered with one, two, or three 37kWh battery packs, eDAILYs can cover up to 248 miles on a single charge – that’s for an IVECO eDAILY 42S 3 battery model on the urban cycle fully laden. Rapid charging at 80kW will see this model gain 62 miles of range in just 30 minutes. There’s an eight-year 100,000-mile warranty for vehicles with one battery, or 155,000-miles with two or three batteries. A three-year or 100,000-mile chassis warranty accompanies the 2XL Repair and Maintenance package included for all models.

IVECO UK Light Business Line Director, Mike Cutts said “Air quality is a critical environmental issue, and so encouraging operators to go electric by making the switch even more affordable makes sense. IVECO is proud to support this TFL scheme with an additional £1,000 contribution for eDAILY customers.”

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Iveco eDAILY charging
eDAILYs can cover up to 248 miles on a single charge – that’s for an IVECO eDAILY 42S 3 battery model on the urban cycle fully laden