Almost half of Londoners would choose a delivery by electric van rather than diesel or petrol power, research has shown.
The study, commissioned by electric courier firm Packfleet, found only one in 20 – 5% – would prefer a delivery by a petrol or diesel vehicle.
It also found the vast majority – 91% – wanted to see an increase in green deliveries with two-thirds wanting such deliveries to reduce air pollution.
Some 37% flat green deliveries would end up being cheaper anyway due to fuel inflation and just 22% thought companies using petrol and diesel delivery vehicles should be allowed to pass on inflationary costs to customers.
Tristan Thomas, CEO of Packfleet who commissioned the report, said: “I’m a Londoner and have a young family and want them to breathe clean air.
“It’s heartening that so many people feel the same way and plan to make choices on green delivery based on their conscience as much as their pocket.
“Every day we speak to businesses wanting to be less harmful to the planet, it’s not only what customers want, but it’s also the right thing to do.
“The EV journey is already well underway – by now green deliveries should be a norm in our industry. Customers and businesses alike are calling for the courier industry to change its ways, and Packfleet is leading the charge. We shouldn’t have to wait until the end of the decade to see clean air.”
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