A wide range of small, medium and a few large electric vans will be available.

Nottingham City Council are offering a ‘unique’ opportunity for Nottingham-based businesses to try out one of 50 electric vans.

With the Government ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles brought forward to 2030 the Electric Van Experience (EVE) will be a chance to test drive a range of electric vans.

A spokesperson for Nottingham City Council said: “We want to support businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles.

“Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but they’re cheaper to run and maintain too.

“We’re offering businesses, as well as voluntary and public sector organisations, in the city the chance to try one of 50 electric vans to suit their needs, including provision of a charge point at the business premises.

“This will give businesses and organisations the chance to experience first hand the financial and environmental benefits of greener vehicles, and provide operational confidence to make a permanent switch.”

This initiative has been made available after support and funding from Highways England who donated £2.69m to Nottingham City Council.

Vehicles can be loaned for up to 30 days and fees depend on business size.

There is no cost to loan the van itself but there will be a small administrative fee.

A voluntary-based company will be able to test our their new ride for free whereas a ‘large business’ may be expected to pay £100.

To register your interest just fill out an online ‘expression of interest form‘.

For more information visit here.