Between 1995 and 2010, the emissions of light-duty commercial vehicles increased by 26%. Meanwhile, fuel bills represent one-third of the total cost of ownership of a van, making fuel an important business cost. What’s happening? Due to the current weak EU CO2 standard for vans, which allows a fleet-average of 147g/km for all new vans sold from 2020 onwards, there is a very limited supply of electric vans on the market. This is despite the fact that the business case – or the total cost of ownership – for companies to choose zero emission models is already there, especially for small vans and urban delivery vehicles. In 2019, the EU decision-makers agreed the post-2020 CO2 targets for light commercial vehicles, or vans: requiring a 15% reduction in average CO2 emissions of new vans in 2025 and a 31% reduction by 2030. This is complemented by voluntary sales targets for electric vans of 15% in 2025 and 30% in 2030. Overshooting this – by selling more electric vans than the minimum – would relax the overall CO2 target for van makers, serving as an incentive to ramp up supply of zero emission models.