How electric vehicles will be used leading up to Christmas

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Having just had another UK national lock-down, and tight restrictions for shops, Christmas could be a lot different this year. It has been thought that Christmas 2020 could be up to 50% busier due to changes in shopping habits, compared to recent years. Most people start their Christmas shopping in November, especially the OAPs who prefer to escape the mad December rush. 

However millions of home-bound customers have turned to e-commerce for Christmas shopping this year, meaning more deliveries which in turn has meant more transportation has been required. 

Now as the UK returns to Tiers 1, 2 and 3 respective of area, we expect having been cooped up for so long, the UK public to hit those shops like never before.


Royal Mail has revealed that they will be hiring the record number of Christmas temps to deal with the high influx of orders. Other major companies such as UPS and Amazon, are also under pressure to get orders out on time and before Christmas. 

As shops have now been allowed to open as of 2nd December, this may relieve couriers of a few deliveries. However the predicted amount of parcels will still be too much for some companies.

How do electric vehicles come into this we hear you ask?

A large portion of large courier companies have recently made the decision to switch to electric vehicles. When you next get a parcel delivered by Amazon, it may have actually been transported to you in an electric van! Amazon ordered more than 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz, 500 of which will be used in the UK. 

Did you know that as of 2020, Royal Mail has also taken a step into the electric world? They have recently been trialing electric vehicles based on the original London cabs. Their postal workers will be testing them out in main urban areas including London, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

We could be seeing a lot more electric vehicles on the road in the next few years, especially in the form of courier companies.


Will you be driving home for Christmas?As we have heard from the latest government announcement, the UK will be granted with a 5 day break from tier restrictions. All families will have the chance to form a temporary bubble with two other households to celebrate Christmas. During this time public transport will be running on a reduced service, and some days not at all.  

Do you need to travel to see your family? Travel safely in a hired electric vehicle instead.

What better way to travel! When you hire an electric vehicle from EVision, you’ll be guaranteed a safe journey, plus you’ll also be able to travel in style. Be sure to choose a vehicle that has ample space to store your presents and luggage for your trip.


Companies are signing up to a pledge, ensuring that they will hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, so we as individuals can do our bit to help the environment as well.

The benefits of choosing an electric vehicle over an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle include:

  • Creating a greener environment, and lowering the air pollution
  • We are choosing to use a renewable energy source instead of gasoline
  • Electric vehicles are less expensive to maintain
  • They are quieter
  • There are plenty of tax savings that can be made when switching to an electric vehicle

Now you know why you should be switching to electric, find out which vehicles are available at EVision.


Whether you’re looking for something stylish and sleek, or practical for driving long road trips, we have a range of electric vehicles to choose from.

If you need to hire for a day, week, or even longer, we can accommodate your needs. We can also offer delivery to your requested address for an additional cost. Our experienced vehicle handover specialist will give you an in-depth demonstration of how the vehicle works and operates. Hires can also be booked from the comfort of your home, and paid securely on our website.


If you’re looking for a special gift, or perhaps a stocking filler, we have the perfect gift for you. Do you know someone who would absolutely love a driving experience day gift voucher?

Here at EVision Electric Vehicle Hire, we have a range of electrifying gift vouchers available to purchase. 

From one hour to a long weekender, we are sure you will find something to suit you. Choose from:

When you buy any of our gift vouchers, we will send them out in a branded EVision envelope with all the information the lucky recipient will require. How great will it be opening that on Christmas day?

To redeem the gift voucher, the recipient must call a member of the EVision Team on 01634 914 063 between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Happy Shopping!

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