White van man goes green

We have said it before and we will say it again – you bunch never cease to surprise us. News this week is that the typical white van man of all the social stereotypes is seemingly a thing of the past, replaced by a newer, greener van man (or woman) of the future.

It seems that a huge 91% of you believe that we should all be as environmentally friendly as possible, and two-thirds of you support government initiatives for fewer vehicle emissions on the roads. A huge 84% of you think companies should be running environmentally-friendly vehicles and 35% of you are considering an electric van when the time comes to upgrade your motor. 

The survey, commissioned by Fiat, to launch its new electric van, the E-Ducato, also found that many of you are not as beloved of the beer and fry-up’s diet as stereotypes may suggest. In fact, one in five van drivers are either vegetarian or vegan, and most prefer a cereal bar or bagel to bacon and eggs to get you going in the morning. 

You’re also a sensitive bunch too, with two-thirds of you claiming to be offended that other motorists consider van drivers to be aggressive on the road. The majority claim to take pride in their vans, keeping them clean and tidy at all times, and are often to be found foot tapping along to the gentle sounds of Radio 2’s greatest hits, rather than blasting out beats whilst cutting up other road users. Whether you’re a devotee or diesel, a die-hard petrolhead or an electric eco-warrior, you all deserve not only the recognition that you deserve for keeping us going through lockdown, but you also deserve the easiest way to renew your van insurance, whatever type of vehicle you drive. And that’s why we are here for you – just a few moments using our free quote tool can deliver the best van insurance deals to your inbox, so you can get back to your spirulina smoothie.

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