Three quarters of delivery drivers are willing to switch to zero-emission electric LCVs to reduce pollution, according to a survey carried out on behalf of LeasePlan UK.

The latest annual LeasePlan Mobility Insights Report, produced by Ipsos, reveals that 75% of delivery drivers would switch to zero-emission electric LCVs to reduce pollution, while almost two thirds (61%) said they were also willing to share their LCVs with other businesses to reduce congestion.

Alfonso Martinez, LeasePlan UK MD called on global decision makers “to respond to this heightened demand by investing in long-term EV incentives and charging infrastructure".

"Everyone should have the ability to go electric to match their desire to contribute to a greener recovery. It’s time to play your part in making the future of transport greener than ever.”

Mark Lovett, LeasePlan UK head of commercial vehicles, added: “LCVs have never been more important. Any retail company that wants to be successful in the ‘New Normal’ will require a fleet of LCVs to meet the booming demand for online shopping and last-mile delivery. But this demand has to be met responsibly, and concerns about congestion and pollution from delivery vehicles need to be addressed.

“The good news is that OEMs are making more electric delivery vehicles than ever before, so in 2021 there’s no excuse not to swap the white van for a green van and make each and every delivery zero-emission.”