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Welcome to the DrivingElectric vans hub page. We're here to help you decide if an electric van is right for your business

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If you’re thinking of buying an electric van you’ve come to the right place. Even if you’re just looking to learn more about what electric commercial vehicles can offer, we can help.

It’s a fact that electrification is coming to all areas of the car and van market but the big problem facing businesses in particular is knowing when to take the plunge. Technology is developing fast and so is the range of electric van options available, the trick is understanding whether an electric van can suit your requirements and then knowing which one to choose.

That’s exactly what we’re here to assist you with. On this page you’ll find all our latest commercial vehicle news, reviews and features covering electric vans, plug-in hybrid vans and all the associated issues from charging and range anxiety to taxation and finance.

Here’s some key advice to get you started...

Would an electric van suit your business?

The big question for businesses. Would the switch to electric work for you right now?

Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?

What are the pros and cons of electric and traditional diesel vans? We map them out to help you reach a decision.

The best electric vans 2021 

We’ve tested them all and these are the models we rate most highly right now.

More electric van advice…

Just scroll down for all of our electric van content...

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Hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van to launch in 2022
Renault Master H2-TECH
Renault Master

Hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van to launch in 2022

The hydrogen fuel-cell version of the Renault Master van boasts 12 cubic metres of cargo space and 310-mile range
15 Oct 2021
Citroen e-Dispatch review
Citroen e-Dispatch
Citroen Dispatch

Citroen e-Dispatch review

The Citroen e-Dispatch is a medium-sized fully electric van with a range of up to 211 miles. It's one of the best zero-emissions light commercial vehi…
6 Oct 2021
Citroen e-Dispatch electric van: price, specifications, pictures and details
Citroen e-Dispatch
Citroen Dispatch

Citroen e-Dispatch electric van: price, specifications, pictures and details

The Citroen e-Dispatch electric van, which starts at just over £26,000 before the government grant, is on sale in the UK now
6 Oct 2021
Fiat e-Ducato review
Fiat e-Ducato
Fiat Ducato

Fiat e-Ducato review

Fiat’s first electric van will suit many businesses well, thanks to a choice of body styles and a range of up to 230 miles – although it has a hefty p…
6 Oct 2021
Electric van charging guide
Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
Your questions answered

Electric van charging guide

Wondering how to charge an electric van? It's a key consideration for new and potential owners, but it's a lot easier than you might think
27 Sep 2021
New Nissan Townstar electric van: e-NV200 successor revealed
Nissan Townstar electric van
Nissan

New Nissan Townstar electric van: e-NV200 successor revealed

Nissan has taken the wraps off a new compact electric van, based on the same platform as the Renault Kangoo E-TECH and Mercedes eCitan
27 Sep 2021
Volkswagen Abt eTransporter review
Volkswagen Abt eTransporter
Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Abt eTransporter review

The VW Abt eTransporter falls short of other medium-sized electric vans on the market, which offer a longer range for less money
22 Sep 2021
Fering Pioneer: new low-emission pickup claims 4,350-mile total range
Fering Pioneer
News

Fering Pioneer: new low-emission pickup claims 4,350-mile total range

British company Fering is developing a tough, lightweight range-extender pickup truck with a 50-mile electric range
15 Sep 2021
Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van and minibus: pictures, specs and on-sale date
VW ID. Buzz
Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van and minibus: pictures, specs and on-sale date

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van and minibus has been photographed testing in close-to-production form a third time, as well as being showcased as…
13 Sep 2021
Hybrid vans: all you need to know
Ford Transit Custom PHEV
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Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans can bring significant fuel and tax savings for your business, but are they right for you and your company?
13 Sep 2021
New Nissan electric van to be unveiled in September
New Nissan electric LCV teaser
Nissan

New Nissan electric van to be unveiled in September

Forthcoming model will likely be a rebadged version of the latest Renault Kangoo E-TECH, and the replacement for the current e-NV200
9 Sep 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Combo-e electric van: details, specs and prices
Vauxhall Combo-e
Vauxhall Combo

New 2021 Vauxhall Combo-e electric van: details, specs and prices

Vauxhall Combo-e small electric van is on sale now, joining Peugeot, Citroen and Toyota sister models; prices start from £25,238 after the plug-in van…
31 Aug 2021
New 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specification and prices
2022 Ford E-Transit
Ford Transit

New 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specification and prices

The electric Transit van comes equipped with a 68kWh battery for a range of 196 miles; prices start from £42,695 (excluding VAT) with order books open…
31 Aug 2021
New 2022 Mercedes eCitan electric van unveiled
2022 Mercedes eCitan
Mercedes-Benz

New 2022 Mercedes eCitan electric van unveiled

The new small electric van will sit below the eSprinter and eVito in Mercedes’ range of zero-emissions commercial vehicles when it goes on sale in the…
26 Aug 2021
Fiat E-Ducato electric van: prices, specs and details
2021 Fiat E-Ducato - Exterior
Fiat Ducato

Fiat E-Ducato electric van: prices, specs and details

The electric version of the Fiat Ducato is available to order now, with prices starting from £47,675 excluding VAT, after the government plug-in van g…
25 Aug 2021
Renault Trafic electric previewed by 'Hippie Caviar Hotel' luxury campervan concept
Renault Hippie Caviar
Renault

Renault Trafic electric previewed by 'Hippie Caviar Hotel' luxury campervan concept

Elaborate concept for Dusseldorf Caravan Salon is based on upcoming electric Renault Trafic E-TECH, which will arrive in 2022
18 Aug 2021
Peugeot e-Expert electric van: prices, specs and details
Peugeot e-Expert
Peugeot Expert

Peugeot e-Expert electric van: prices, specs and details

Peugeot's mid-size e-Expert electric van gets two battery sizes, three load lengths and a starting price of just over £25,000
13 Aug 2021
New Vauxhall Movano-e large electric van: prices and specs
Vauxhall Movano-e
Vauxhall Movano

New Vauxhall Movano-e large electric van: prices and specs

The latest addition to Vauxhall’s range of electric commercial vehicles, the Movano-e sits above the Vivaro-e and Combo-e and starts from £61,085
4 Aug 2021
New electric vans coming in 2021 and 2022
Toyota Proace Electric
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New electric vans coming in 2021 and 2022

The electric-van market has taken off in the last couple of years, with numerous new models launched by manufacturers. Even more are on the way, too..…
3 Aug 2021
Toyota Proace Electric review
Toyota Proace Electric
Toyota Proace

Toyota Proace Electric review

The Proace is a medium-sized electric van with over 200 miles of range, but it’s only available in one configuration
26 Jul 2021
Mercedes eSprinter review
Mercedes eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes eSprinter review

The Mercedes eSprinter electric van offers plenty of cargo space, but it's limited by its short range and single bodystyle
26 Jul 2021
Renault Master E-TECH: electric van gets new conversion options
Renault Master E-TECH conversion vans
Renault Master

Renault Master E-TECH: electric van gets new conversion options

The electric Renault Master E-TECH conversion range now includes Dropside, Luton Box and Tipper vans, alongside the existing Luton Low Loader, chassis…
22 Jul 2021
New 2022 Volkswagen Multivan eHybrid MPV: pictures and specs
2022 Volkswagen Multivan
Volkswagen

New 2022 Volkswagen Multivan eHybrid MPV: pictures and specs

The new Multivan minibus replaces the Caravelle in Volkswagen's UK line-up and will be available with the eHybrid plug-in powertrain
10 Jun 2021
New 2021 Peugeot e-Partner electric van: specs, details and on-sale date
Peugeot e-Partner
Peugeot Partner

New 2021 Peugeot e-Partner electric van: specs, details and on-sale date

The new Peugeot e-Partner electric van is a sister model to the Citroen e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo-e; it goes on sale in late 2021
3 Jun 2021