Posted on: 19 August 2014

Update - 19 June 2019

We have updated this guide for 2019.

Take a look at our new infographic How much does it really cost to own a van?

Some things in business are a ‘have to have’. Others are a ‘like to have’. A tradesman’s van obviously falls into the first category.

But have you ever stopped to think about how much your van actually costs to buy and run? Take a look at our infographic which may make you rethink which one you buy, how you look after it and how you use it.

For example you could save up to 30% more fuel if you drove steady and changed gear early without letting the engine struggle. Which could reduce the cost of owning a van by almost £4,000 over four years.

Our infographic uses keeresources data from KeeResources, the independent provider of software and data to the automotive industry. It shows you the average running costs of four winners of the 2014 Business Van of the Year Awards

  • Citreon Nemo – best city van
  • Renault Kangoo – best small trades van
  • Ford Transit – best crew van
  • VW Transporter – van of the year

It also shows you how much you can save on the two biggest running costs, depreciation and fuel.

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