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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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Citroen e-Berlingo van review

With up to 4.4 cubic metres of cargo space and a range of 171 miles, the electric version of Citroen’s most compact panel van is a useful and versatil…
20 Jan 2022
New Citroen e-Berlingo electric van 2022: prices, specs, details and pictures
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New Citroen e-Berlingo electric van 2022: prices, specs, details and pictures

The Citroen e-Berlingo electric van is on sale in the UK now, available in short and long-wheelbase form and priced from just under £26,000 before VAT
20 Jan 2022
Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup to enter volume production in 2023
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Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup to enter volume production in 2023

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the company's electric pickup will be delayed until 2023, as a result of the global semiconductor shortage
17 Jan 2022
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Ford F-150 Lightning vs GMC Hummer EV vs Rivian R1T vs Chevrolet Silverado EV: spec-sheet battle

The all-American pickup truck is going electric – and we've taken a deep dive into the numbers to find out how Ford, Chevy, Rivian and Hummer's offeri…
13 Jan 2022
New 2022 Mercedes eVito on sale now with bigger battery and longer range
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New 2022 Mercedes eVito on sale now with bigger battery and longer range

Official range jumps from 93 to 162 miles for Mercedes' medium-sized electric van; prices start from £43,600 before grant
11 Jan 2022
Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van and minibus: pictures, specs and on-sale date
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Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van and minibus: pictures, specs and on-sale date

The retro-inspired VW ID. Buzz electric van and minibus has been photographed testing in close-to-production form, and will be revealed on 9 March 202…
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Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen eTransporter (2020-2021) review

The now-discontinued Volkswagen Abt eTransporter fell short of other medium-sized electric vans on the market, which offer a longer range for less mon…
6 Jan 2022
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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
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Electric van payloads and driving-licence requirements
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Electric van payloads and driving-licence requirements

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here
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How to run a zero-emissions van
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Looking to save money by purchasing a zero-emissions electric van? Read these tips before heading to the dealer
5 Jan 2022
Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?
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Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?

Struggling to decide between going electric or sticking with diesel? You’re not alone. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each type of van
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Would an electric van suit your business?
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Would an electric van suit your business?

Think an electric van will boost your business? You may be right. Before taking the plunge, read on to make sure you know the crucial questions to ask
5 Jan 2022
Electric van tax explained
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Electric van tax explained

Fully electric cars are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED, also known as road tax), but how does the law apply to electric vans?
5 Jan 2022
Should you buy a used electric van?
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Should you buy a used electric van?

Zero-emissions electric vans are proving to be the right choice for many businesses. Read on to find out if a secondhand one might suit your needs
5 Jan 2022
Top 9 best electric vans 2022
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Top 9 best electric vans 2022

Electric vans make perfect sense for businesses covering short distances on a regular basis. Here are the best you can buy right now
5 Jan 2022
New electric vans coming in 2022
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New electric vans coming in 2022

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London van scrappage scheme: all you need to know
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London van scrappage scheme: all you need to know

The London van scrappage scheme offered up to £7,000 off the cost of a low-emissions van, or £9,500 off a pure-electric van, but has now ended
5 Jan 2022
New Fiat e-Scudo electric van: prices, specs and details
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New Fiat e-Scudo electric van: prices, specs and details

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16 Dec 2021
Electric van lease deals explained
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Tesla Semi truck: specs, price and on-sale date
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Toyota Proace City Electric review

Toyota’s addition to the small electric van class is a compelling all-round package for businesses wanting a zero-emissions fleet
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Three hydrogen-powered Renault Master LCVs to launch in 2022
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Three hydrogen-powered Renault Master LCVs to launch in 2022

The hydrogen fuel-cell version of the Renault Master large van will be joined by a chassis cab and 15-passenger city bus
16 Nov 2021
Rivian R1T electric pickup: details, specs and first-ride review
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Rivian R1T electric pickup: details, specs and first-ride review

Rivian's Tesla Cybertruck-rivalling R1T is now in production in the US, and we've had our first chance to ride in one
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Peugeot e-Partner review
Peugeot e-Partner
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Peugeot e-Partner review

The smallest electric van in the Peugeot range is a very accomplished all-round package
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