The new generation of vans offer ten per cent whole life cost savings compared to their predecessors, according to GE Capital Fleet Services.
Because the savings are so significant, it is recommending that fleet operators consider replacing existing vehicles early.
Simon Cook, light commercial vehicle leader at GE Capital, Fleet Services, said: “This new generation of vans is a revelation in terms of impact on the key cost drivers such as fuel consumption, reliability, maintenance costs and carbon footprint.
“Historically, when a new design appeared, the change in whole life costs compared to the previous model, showed a slight improvement but we are now seeing a genuine change for these vans. For example, some LCVs now have 30,000 mile service intervals, something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Manufacturers have recently delivered some very impressive products.”