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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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New Renault Trafic E-TECH electric van unveiled

The electric version of Renault’s medium-size van offers range of 149 miles
22 Sep 2022
New Ford E-Transit Custom electric van unveiled with 236-mile range
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New Ford E-Transit Custom electric van unveiled with 236-mile range

The fully electric version of the UK’s most popular vehicle will arrive in late 2023
8 Sep 2022
Volkswagen ID. Buzz review
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Volkswagen ID. Buzz review

The ID. Buzz combines funky styling, a functional cabin and refinement to create a unique electric family car – and a particularly pricey one at that
6 Sep 2022
New Fiat E-Doblo compact electric van on sale now
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New Fiat E-Doblo compact electric van on sale now

Italian brand's new commercial EV is available in panel-van and crew-cab configurations, with prices starting from £27,855
5 Sep 2022
Ford E-Transit review
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Ford E-Transit review

The Ford E-Transit is a game-changer for the electric van market thanks to its a relatively long range, 115kW rapid charging and the variety of panel …
24 Aug 2022
New Nissan Townstar electric van: e-NV200 successor starts from £29,945
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New Nissan Townstar electric van: e-NV200 successor starts from £29,945

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
17 Aug 2022
Volkswagen ID.Buzz pickup truck previewed in new image
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Volkswagen ID.Buzz pickup truck previewed in new image

A new patent image shows Volkswagen is considering a pickup version of its ID.Buzz EV
15 Aug 2022
Hybrid vans: all you need to know
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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?
5 Aug 2022
Rivian R1T electric pickup: details, specs and first-drive review
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Rivian R1T electric pickup: details, specs and first-drive review

We get behind the wheel of Rivian's Ford F-150 Lightning rival, now in production in the US
29 Jul 2022
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Electric van lease deals explained

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28 Jul 2022
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New 2022 Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric minibus and van: prices, specs and range

VW's retro-inspired ID. Buzz is now available to order, with a 258-mile range and £57,115 starting price
27 Jul 2022
Renault Master E-TECH review
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Renault Master E-TECH review

The Renault Master E-TECH is one of the largest electric vans around, but its scope is somewhat limited by its range
18 Jul 2022
New 2022 Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric van: prices and specifications
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New 2022 Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric van: prices and specifications

All-new version of Renault’s compact electric van starts from £33,055
18 Jul 2022
Nissan e-NV200 van (2014-2022) review
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Nissan e-NV200 van (2014-2022) review

Using the same technology as the Nissan Leaf, the Nissan e-NV200 offers decent range and charging speeds, but it's not the biggest-capacity electric v…
18 Jul 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 popular with many businesses. Read on to find out if a secondhand one might suit your needs
12 Jul 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
29 Jun 2022
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1,972bhp Ford Electric SuperVan can do 0-62mph in under two seconds

Based on the new E-Transit Custom, the Electric SuperVan has made its debut 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
23 Jun 2022
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen review
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Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen review

The Vivaro-e Hydrogen offers the ideal combination of zero greenhouse gas emissions and a good range, but it’s held back by the UK’s lack of hydrogen …
16 Jun 2022
New electric vans arriving in 2022
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New electric vans arriving in 2022

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Top 10 best electric vans 2022

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The UK electric car grant and electric van grant explained
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The UK electric car grant and electric van grant explained

In June 2022, the UK government plug-in grant ended for passenger cars. However, you can still get money off motorcycles, mopeds, vans, taxis and truc…
14 Jun 2022
Citroen My Ami Cargo: pricing revealed for electric city LCV
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Citroen My Ami Cargo: pricing revealed for electric city LCV

The commercial version of Citroen’s electric city car will start from £7,995 when it goes on sale later this year alongside the regular two-seat Ami
24 May 2022
Kia unveils large-scale electric van production plans
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Kia unveils large-scale electric van production plans

Korean firm aims to produce 100,000 electric 'purpose-built vehicles' (PBVs) a year, starting in 2025
18 May 2022
Mercedes eSprinter review
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Mercedes eSprinter review

The Mercedes eSprinter electric van offers plenty of cargo space, but it's limited by its short range and single bodystyle
11 May 2022