British Gas is testing 28 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout the winter to determine the viability of 100% electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet.
It might sound like the worlds most unlikely van ever, but you can now buy a Renault Twizy Cargo an electric Twizy with the rear seat replaced by a 180 litre, 75kg lockable boot.
A new electric 3.5 tonne hybrid van with a diesel range-extender promises 232mpg and 31g/km CO2, which is 80 per cent lower than the emissions of current vans.
Mia Electric will launch three vehicles in the UK in May 2012 and all three will qualify for the Governments Plug-In Car and Plug-In Van Grants.
The MINI Clubvan Concept will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show - the first premium model in the small car-based van segment.
Vauxhalls new Corsavan ecoFLEX can manage 78.3 mpg along with emissions of just 95 g/km CO2.
The development of a voluntary scheme to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from HGVs and vans has published its first annual report to coincide with Climate Week (21-27 March).
Just to prove that manufacturers are developing electric vans as well as cars, Ford is displaying a development version of its zero-emission Transit Connect Electric at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The European Parliament has voted to officially adopt a 175 g/km CO2 short term and 147 g/km CO2 long term emissions target for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs).