It’s taken longer for electric vans to be available than electric cars but electric vans are now coming to market. The Renault Kangoo ZE and the Nissan e-NV200 were the first mainstream all-electric vans; here’s a summary of electric vans that are now either on sale or coming soon:
The Citroën ë-Dispatch is a 100% electric compact van which offers a driving range of 205 miles on the WLTP cycle with a 75 kWh battery or 143 miles with a 50 kWh battery.
The all-electric Citroën ë-SpaceTourer MPV offers 9 seats and a 143 mile electric range from its 50 kWh battery, and will arrive in UK dealerships at the end of 2020.
Van drivers now have the choice of a plug-in hybrid in the form of the one-tonne Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, as well as the Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid eight-seat people-mover.
The LEVC V5 light van is based on the same architecture and eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi; a pure EV range of 58 miles and a total flexible range of over 300 miles can be achieved. Prices for the VN5 start from £46,500
The Maxus EV80 fully-electric panel van features a cargo area length of 3,300 mm, width of 1,770 mm and height of 1,710 mm (1,920 mm height with the high-roof variant), resulting in a total volume of 10.2 m3 (11.5 m3 for the high-roof variant), accessible through wide-opening rear and side doors.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV is the first pure battery-electric people mover in the premium segment. A lot of electric vans and SUVs are available for rent so you can use 4×4 hire Stanstead Airport.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito van has a 92 mile range and will be priced from £39,895 excluding VAT, before the deduction of the Plug-in Van Grant.
The new Nissan e-NV200 40kWh van is capable of travelling 124 miles between charges, based on the new, more realistic WLTP combined cycle – that’s a 60% increase in range. The average van in the UK covers 55 miles a day.
The all-electric Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia van is longer and higher than the standard e-NV200 van, and offers a load space increased by 90% to 8m3.
The new PEUGEOT e-Expert offers a 75 kWh battery with a range of up to 205 miles, or a 50 kWh battery with a range of up to 143 miles. It will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2020.
The all-electric PEUGEOT e-Traveller has two body lengths, up to eight seats, and a driving range of up to 143 miles (WLTP) from its 50kWh battery. It will be sold in Europe in the second half of 2020.
The Peugeot Boxer Electric and Citroën Relay Electric large vans have been previewed with electric powertrains, with electric driving ranges of 141 or 169 miles on the NEDC cycle depending on the length of the vehicle.
The new Kangoo Van Z.E. now has an NEDC range of 168 miles, which has increased by over 50% and is the longest of any electric LCV.
The new, all-electric Renault Master Z.E van is now available from £45,700 excluding VAT (after the Government PiVG).
Renault now offers the widest variety of conversions of large electric vans with its Master Z.E., which will be available to order from October 2020.
A Renault ZOE Van is now available with an electric driving range of up to 245 miles, priced from £25,180 after the plug-in van grant.
The Vauxhall Vivaro-e van has a 188 mile WLTP electric range and is available to order in two lengths and two body variants, a panel van and double-cab, with a passenger vehicle to follow.
The all-electric Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1 Van is now on sale in the UK with a driving range of up to 82 miles and costing from £42,060 (excluding VAT). Pricing does not include the UK government Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG).