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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 hybrid VW Transporter van and VW Multivan minibus: pictures and specs
2021 Volkswagen Multivan
Volkswagen Transporter

New hybrid VW Transporter van and VW Multivan minibus: 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
New Vauxhall Movano-e large electric van unveiled
Vauxhall Movano-e
Vauxhall Movano

New Vauxhall Movano-e large electric van unveiled

The latest addition to Vauxhall’s range of electric commercial vehicles, the Movano-e sits above the Vivaro-e and Combo-e
26 May 2021
Citroen e-Relay electric van: pictures, specs, details and pricing
Citroen e-Relay
Citroen Relay

Citroen e-Relay electric van: pictures, specs, details and pricing

The Citroen e-Relay large zero-emissions electric van is now on sale, priced from £49,335
24 May 2021
Peugeot e-Boxer electric van: details, specs, pictures and price
Peugeot e-Boxer
Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot e-Boxer electric van: details, specs, pictures and price

The Peugeot e-Boxer large electric van is on sale now, priced from £49,335 and available in a variety of body sizes with a range of up to 139 miles
24 May 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
21 May 2021
Toyota Proace Electric review
Toyota Proace Electric
Toyota Proace

Toyota Proace Electric review

Toyota's medium-sized electric van offers over 200 miles of range, refinement and fantastic comfort – although only in one bodystyle
18 May 2021
2023 Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen van unveiled: pictures, specs and on-sale date
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen
Vauxhall Vivaro

2023 Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen van unveiled: pictures, specs and on-sale date

The hydrogen fuel-cell version of the Vauxhall Vivaro-e will sit alongside the diesel and battery-electric variants of the van when it arrives in the …
17 May 2021
Renault Master Z.E. van review
Renault Master Z.E.
Renault Master

Renault Master Z.E. van review

The Renault Master Z.E. is one of the largest electric vans currently on sale, and is designed primarily for urban multi-drop deliveries
16 May 2021
Renault Kangoo Z.E. van review
Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Renault Kangoo

Renault Kangoo Z.E. van review

With a wide choice of body styles, the Renault Kangoo electric is more versatile than its main rivals – although this version is showing its age and a…
16 May 2021
Nissan e-NV200 van review
Nissan e-NV200
Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 van 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…
16 May 2021
Mercedes eVito electric van review
Mercedes eVito
Mercedes-Benz Vito

Mercedes eVito electric van review

The latest Mercedes electric van boasts a 93-mile range, typically good build quality and ultra-low running costs
16 May 2021
Citroen e-Dispatch review
Citroen e-Dispatch
Citroen Dispatch

Citroen e-Dispatch review

Refinement and the 205-mile range of the larger 75kWh battery make the Citroen e-Dispatch a worthy contender in the medium-size electric van market
16 May 2021
Should you buy a used electric van?
Renault Kangoo Z.E.
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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 one might suit your needs
7 May 2021
Best electric vans 2021
Vauxhall Vivaro-e
Best cars

Best electric vans 2021

Electric vans make perfect sense for businesses covering short distances on a regular basis. Here are the best you can buy
7 May 2021
Hybrid vans: all you need to know
Ford Transit Custom PHEV
Your questions answered

Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans could bring significant fuel and tax savings to your business, but are they right for you and your company? Here's all you need to know on…
7 May 2021
Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specifications and pictures
Ford E-Transit
Ford Transit

Ford E-Transit electric van: details, specifications and pictures

Customer trials of the new Ford E-Transit will begin soon, ahead of the all-electric van's Spring 2022 launch
4 May 2021
Toyota Proace City Electric van confirmed for late-2021 launch in UK
Toyota Proace City Electric
Toyota Proace City

Toyota Proace City Electric van confirmed for late-2021 launch in UK

The Toyota Proace City Electric van, based on the Stellantis Group small electric van platform, will arrive in October 2021
28 Apr 2021
2021 Toyota Proace Electric van: specifications and on-sale date
2021 Toyota Proace Electric - Exterior
Toyota Proace

2021 Toyota Proace Electric van: specifications and on-sale date

Toyota will offer the Proace Electric in several sizes when it goes on sale later in 2021, with up to 205 miles of range
23 Apr 2021
Fiat E-Ducato electric van: price, specifications and on-sale date
2021 Fiat E-Ducato - Exterior
Fiat Ducato

Fiat E-Ducato electric van: price, specifications and on-sale date

Electric version of the Fiat Ducato will cost from £47,675 excluding VAT, after the government grant
22 Apr 2021
Electric van charging guide
Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
Your questions answered

Electric van charging guide

How to charge an electric van is a key consideration for new and potential electric vehicle owners, but it’s a lot easier than you might think
5 Apr 2021
Electric van lease deals explained
Renault Master Z.E.
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Electric van lease deals explained

Thinking about leasing an electric van? Here's a starter guide
26 Mar 2021
New electric vans 2021 and beyond
Vauxhall Vivaro-e
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New electric vans 2021 and beyond

The electric van market has taken off in recent times, with numerous new models launched by manufacturers. Here's a rundown of what's appeared – and w…
24 Mar 2021
VW Transporter electric: prices, specification and on-sale date
VW Transporter electric
Volkswagen Transporter

VW Transporter electric: prices, specification and on-sale date

The Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1, a fully electric version of the Transporter van, is on sale now from just over £44,000 including VAT and after th…
24 Mar 2021