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The Best Small Van Leases For City Driving

April 13th, 2023

A small van lease is a great option for businesses based in the city. Not only are small vans cheaper to lease, but they are often designed specifically with urban driving in mind.

So, what should you look for in a city van? Could electric be an option for you? Can a small van lease really save you money? And importantly, is a small van really right for your business?

What to look for in a city van?

A small van lease is a great idea if your business is city based. Not only are small vans easier to find parking for, but they are also designed with side loading doors to allow for easy curb side access.

Due to their shorter wheelbase, small vans have a great turning circle, meaning you’ll be able to navigate city streets with ease.

As opposed to vehicles designed for motorway driving, small vans get great MPG when driving at lower speeds in an urban environment. Many also have a great Stop/Start feature to make your fuel go even further.

Going Electric

Taking out a small van lease means you’ll be able to spread the cost of your new van across the agreed term – this means electric vehicles which are expensive to buy outright, are more affordable.

Electric vehicles are emissions free, so you’ll be spared expensive Clean Air Zone or ULEZ charges. As electric vehicles use regenerative breaking to recoup power, they are perfect for urban driving. And forget about range anxiety – in a city you’ll never be far from a charging point!

There are great government incentives available to help with the cost of an electric vehicle – and your business will benefit even further from the great green credentials that come with using an electric van.

How a small van lease can save you money

You’ll already be saving your business money by choosing to lease rather than buy outright. However, you’ll be able to save even more by choosing a small van lease!

We’ve already mentioned that small vans are designed for urban driving – so, it’ll be no surprise one of the best savings will be for fuel. MPG is an important factor when you’re considering the whole life cost of your van, and you won’t be disappointed if you choose a small van lease to support your city-based business.

Taking out a small van lease will also mean you can save on insurance costs. A small van will fall under a lower insurance bracket – so you benefit from even more savings on the whole life cost of your van.

Brand new vans are all Euro 6 compliant, meaning they meet the latest emissions level standards. So, even if you aren’t ready to make the change to electric, you still won’t need to pay out for expensive Clean Air Zone or ULEZ charges when you’re driving in the city centre.

Will a small van work for my business?

A small van lease may be cheaper than leasing a larger vehicle, but it’s important to make sure that the van you order is going to suit your business needs.

Top tip, look into payload, and load space. Can a small van carry all the tools/deliveries/materials you need?

Make sure you pay attention to additional features – many small vans will come with a load through hatch, giving you extra load length under the passenger seat into the cab. This is great if you need to carry longer loads.

Roof bars are an easy addition to a small van and can be factored in to the monthly cost of your lease. Getting roof bars fitted will allow you to carry extra items that may not fit in the load space of the van. They also allow for the fitment of a Top Tube, which means you can carry long lengths of piping without needing to opt for a larger van!

If you’re thinking about leasing and you’re wondering if a small van would suit your business, just Contact Us or call 01179625314 and speak with one of our van experts. They’ll be able to talk you through all the benefits of a small van lease and answer any questions you might have.

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