GREEN Insurer, the UK’s first green car insurance broker, is adding van insurance to its range as demand for policies focused on offsetting carbon emissions continues to grow.

The firm, which launched in December 2023, is already seeing strong demand for its car insurance policies which help cut costs for drivers at a time of rapidly rising premiums by negotiating special deals with insurers.

Van drivers are experiencing huge increases in premiums – the latest Consumer Intelligence Van Insurance Price Index¹  shows quoted premiums rose 35.9% in a year with drivers most commonly receiving quotes between £500 and £749 and £750 and £999.

The Green Insurer’s van policies will cover all classes of van insurance – social and commuting, business use (carriage of own goods) and haulage (delivering goods) suitable for couriers and delivery drivers.

It will aim to help cut costs for van drivers by negotiating special deals with insurers and drivers will also benefit from rewards for environmentally friendly driving worth up to £20 a year through its Leaves reward scheme.

Customers can earn discounts of up to 6% on weekly supermarket shopping through a range of partnerships that include leading retailers as well as restaurant chains and transport groups.

Their Green Driving Score in the company’s app which monitors how customers drive and how far they drive to enable The Green Insurer to calculate rewards and how much carbon to offset, will be used to calculate their renewal premium and to offer discounts when they renew. Environmentally conscious driving will mean lower fuel costs and being safer in their vehicle.

Policies, which can be bought direct at www.thegreeninsurer.com and through leading price comparison websites, are linked to a mobile app, which monitors how customers drive and how far they drive to enable The Green Insurer to calculate rewards and how much carbon to offset.

Up to 70 companies have partnered with The Green Insurer to offer rewards and discounts including ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s Waitrose, Iceland and Morrisons plus retailers Clarks, Harvey Nichols, Halfords, Habitat and Waterstone’s as well as restaurant chains Zizzi, Ask Italian and Café Rouge. On a weekly supermarket shop of £200 a 6% discount would be worth more than £600 a year.

Paul Baxter, Chief Executive, said: “Adding van insurance to our range of policies is another major step forward as we continue to see strong demand from drivers who want to buy genuinely green insurance and to offset all carbon emissions.

“Our van insurance will help to reduce the cost of driving and insurance for van drivers while rewarding them for driving in an environmentally responsible way and we are confident of strong demand.

“The response from the industry has been extremely positive as has the response from customers and we look forward to working with more insurers and to further expanding our range of policies in the future.”

 

 

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