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Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

February 13, 2020 / 0 Comments / 276 /

Photo of a vehicle polluting the atmosphere

Great Manchester has announced it has plans to introduce a Clean Air Zone, this is to try and reduce the amount of pollution in the air such as harmful nitrogen Dioxide and particulates.

This will mean that drivers or owners of the most polluting non compliant vehicles would have to pay a daily charge to drive on the local roads in Greater Manchester.

If your refrigerated van is under 3.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Weight with a Euro 5 or earlier diesel engine then you are likely to be subject to the proposed daily charge that is to travel in the Clean Air Zone from 2023.

Euro 5 or earlier diesel engines are typically ones registered before September 2016. If you are unsure as to whether or not your vehicle is likely to be charged you can use this Vehicle Checker Link.

Charging for non compliant Light Goods Vehicles such as fridge vans that have a Euro 5 or earlier diesel engines is expected to be £7.50 per day.

Here is the Proposed Zone:

 

Greater Manchester are in the process of asking the government for a Clean Freight Fund, if this is granted then there is the potential of a scrappage scheme being announced, similar to the one available for people who enter or whose business is in the ULEZ in London. Here at CoolVan we will be keeping a close eye on this so we have all the information required when you call to enquire about replacing your old fridge van.

We are the leading seller of brand new refrigerated vans in the UK, these new refrigerated vans all come with the latest Euro 6.0 and 6.2 diesel engines, we are also at the forefront of the growing electric fridge van market, with a dedicated research and development department testing the best insulation, batteries and fridge systems to give you the best electric fridge van that we can.

If you would like any information regards upgrading to a new Refrigerated Vehicle or Electric Refrigerated Vehicle please contact us on 08008838282 or complete an enquiry form hereinside a ulez and clean air zone compliant fridge van

an electric fridge van charging

London Scrappage Scheme

January 31, 2020 / 0 Comments / 269 /

If you have a refrigerated van that does not meet the stricter ULEZ emission standards that were set last April then you will have been paying the daily charge whenever you enter the ULEZ Zone. To support businesses in the Capital the Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help improve London’s air quality. If you have a business that has a van that does not meet the ULEZ standards and is based in a London borough or the City of London or if your refrigerated van frequently goes into the ULEZ zone then you could be eligible to apply for funds to scrap your older vehicle to help you switch to a new cleaner vehicle.

The funds have recently been increased to up to £7000 so now is a better time than ever to change your old van for a brand new one. Not only will you be saving money by not having to pay the ULEZ charge, you can also get up to £7000 for your old tired fridge van. This will probably be a lot more than you would get as a part exchange and you will also make a saving on fuel as the latest vans are a lot more fuel efficient as well as being cleaner and better for the environment.

Although the scheme is something you have to apply for yourself, here at Coolvan we can help you with this and guide you to the correct website and forms you need to complete.

To be eligble you have to fit into one of the 3 fund categories set by Transport For London (TFL)

Option 1: Scrappage for frequent users of the Congestion Charge area (£7,000)
The vehicle being scrapped must:
Have been driven within the Congestion Charge zone at least 26 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019 (six months before the start of the scrappage scheme). This will be checked against existing transactions in your London Road User Charging account.
For journeys made outside of Congestion Charge operational hours (07:00-18:00, Monday to Friday) we will consider evidence of travel
Be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards

Option 2: Scrappage and purchase/lease of Euro 6 replacement (£7,000)
The vehicle being scrapped must be:
A pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards
Replaced by purchase, lease or hire (for at least two years) with a Euro 6 diesel light van or Euro 6 diesel minibus (for charities only)
The eligible business must be registered at a Greater London address.

Option 3: Scrappage and contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of an electric vehicle (£9,500)
The grant payment is made up of £7,000 for scrapping ULEZ non- compliant vehicles plus a £2,500 contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of a replacement electric vehicle(s).

The vehicle being scrapped must be:
A pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus) that does not meet the ULEZ standards
Replaced by purchase, lease or hire (for at least two years ) with an electric light van or electric minibus (for charities only)
For an eligible business not registered in Greater London the vehicle must also:
Have been driven within the Congestion Charge zone at least 26 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019 (six months before the start of the scrappage scheme). This will be checked against existing transactions in your London Road User Charging account.
For journeys made outside of Congestion Charge operational hours we will consider evidence of travel.
Refund of ULEZ charges
Successful applicants will be refunded any ULEZ charges paid for the scrapped vehicle(s) during the three months after their application was submitted providing they were paid via Auto Pay.

Organisation and vehicle eligibility
For Option 2 and Option 3, organisations must be able to prove that they’re registered at an address in a London borough or the City of London.
Micro businesses must have:
10 or fewer employees
Up to £632k turnover OR up to £316k balance sheet total in the preceding and current financial year AND
Companies House registration as an active company in the UK OR be VAT registered in the UK
Small businesses must have:
50 or fewer employees
An annual turnover of not more than £10.2 million OR a balance sheet total of not more than £5.1 million AND
Companies House registration as an active company in the UK OR be VAT registered in the UK
Sole traders must be:
A self-employed person who owns and operates a business as an individual
Charities must be an:
Entity registered with the Charity Commission as an active charity
Vehicle(s) you intend to scrap must be:
A van owned by an eligible business with up to and including 50 employees, or a minibus owned by a registered charity, for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the scrappage scheme on 22 February 2019
Insured for business use
Road taxed with a valid MOT
Scrapped at an approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
The vehicle that you want to scrap must also fail to meet the ULEZ emissions standards.

We have access to all makes and models with many in stock, all refrigerated van conversions are done on site by our own highly skilled engineers and the prices quoted include delivery to your doorstep.

with the new 20 plate coming on March 1st now is a great time to look at replacing your old fridge van for a new one.

Do I really need to run a fridge van?

June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments / 1166 /
A selection of refrigerated vehicles made in the UK by CoolVan

We’re often asked by customers who are new to the chilled transport business whether they really need a fridge van for their deliveries.

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Transport Refrigeration Explained

May 18, 2017 / 0 Comments / 404 /

There seems to be a lot of confusion over what transport refrigeration actually is? It may seem like an obvious question but you would be surprised at how many people actually get it wrong.

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You wont lose your cool with this pharmaceutical van

April 10, 2017 / 0 Comments / 501 /
Dual Temperature Fridge Van Collage

Did you know that it is not just food and perishble products that need transporting in a temperature controlled vehicle or fridge van.

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Compact Custom Makes A Great Home Delivery Van

January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments / 407 /
Home Delivery Van By CoolVan

Normally when you think of a home delivery van you think of a big box on the back of a chassis cab. Its usually parked in a cul-de-sac or street getting in everyones way.

We were asked by an established retail chain, to build a compact, economical and manouverable van that could be designed around their requirements to carry a certain number of crates of both frozen and chilled produce at the same time.

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Coolvan On Tour!

May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments / 351 /

Our intrepid logistics manager is currently on a 27 day pan-euro fridge van spotting tour. Follow the progress:

https://twitter.com/Cool_Van #‎cventour‬

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Water a fantastic conversion

April 22, 2016 / 0 Comments / 416 /

One of the things we pride ourself on here at CoolVan is the fact that our refrigerated van conversions are built by hand. Not only does this method allow us to build our fridge vans to feel solid and hard wearing it also allows us to offer a more bespoke option than what some of our competitors can offer.

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Celebrating 25 Years!

February 24, 2016 / 0 Comments / 177 /

We’ve got something to celebrate! This year sees the whole Coolvan team celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Is this the ultimate fishmongers’ van?

November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments / 463 /
fridgevan-for-fishmonger

We were recently asked to convert a Long Wheelbase Mercedes Vito into a fridge van that the customer could sell and transport fresh fish in. The catch was he needed an area to display the fish as well as prepare and weigh it, he also needed an area where he could clean up and store all his tools of the trade as well as his apron, hat and bags.

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