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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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Ford E-Transit review
Ford E-Transit
Ford Transit

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 …
27 Apr 2022
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 full-size electric Transit van has had a £5,000 price hike before the first examples have even been delivered
25 Apr 2022
Electric Ford Tourneo Custom teased ahead of 9 May debut
Ford Tourneo Custom EV
Ford Tourneo Custom

Electric Ford Tourneo Custom teased ahead of 9 May debut

Ford's electric van line-up will feature five models by 2024, including a zero-emissions version of the Transit Custom
21 Apr 2022
Fiat E-Scudo review
Fiat E-Scudo
Fiat Scudo

Fiat E-Scudo review

Fiat’s medium-sized electric van offers just over 200 miles’ range and clever cargo solutions, but lacks the Ducato’s more impressive technology
14 Apr 2022
Tesla Semi truck: specs, price and on-sale date
Tesla Semi
Tesla

Tesla Semi truck: specs, price and on-sale date

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reiterated that the pure-electric Semi lorry will enter production in 2023, along with the Roadster supercar and Cybertruck pi…
8 Apr 2022
DFSK EC35 electric van review
DFSK EC35
DFSK EC35

DFSK EC35 electric van review

New Chinese electric van promises to be a budget alternative to more established names
15 Mar 2022
Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric (2011-2021) review
Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Renault Kangoo

Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric (2011-2021) review

With a wide choice of body styles, the Renault Kangoo electric is more versatile than its main rivals – although this version has now been discontinue…
1 Mar 2022
Volkswagen ID. Buzz prototype review
Volkswagen ID. Buzz prototype
Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Volkswagen ID. Buzz prototype review

Volkswagen’s first pure-electric van and minibus aren’t hitting the road until much later this year, but things do seem promising on our early drive o…
21 Feb 2022
New Mercedes eSprinter electric van to enter production in 2023
next-gen Mercedes eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

New Mercedes eSprinter electric van to enter production in 2023

The next-generation eSprinter will have more than double the range of the current model, with production set for the second half of 2023
11 Feb 2022
Citroen e-Berlingo van review
Citroen e-Berlingo
Citroen Berlingo Van

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
Citroen e-Berlingo
Citroen Berlingo Van

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
Ford F-150 Lightning vs GMC Hummer EV vs Rivian R1T vs Chevrolet Silverado EV: spec-sheet battle
Electric pickup truck comparison
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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
New 2022 Mercedes eVito
Mercedes-Benz Vito

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 eTransporter (2020-2021) review
Volkswagen Abt eTransporter
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
Electric van charging guide
Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
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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
5 Jan 2022
Electric van payloads and driving-licence requirements
Electric van
Your questions answered

Electric van payloads and driving-licence requirements

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here
5 Jan 2022
How to run a zero-emissions van
Citroen e-Dispatch
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How to run a zero-emissions van

Looking to save money by purchasing a zero-emissions electric van? Read these tips before heading to the dealer
5 Jan 2022
Would an electric van suit your business?
Nissan Townstar electric van
Your questions answered

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
VW ABT eTransporter
Your questions answered

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
London van scrappage scheme: all you need to know
Kangoo
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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
Fiat e-Scudo
Fiat Scudo

New Fiat E-Scudo electric van: prices, specs and details

The Fiat Scudo name has been revived for a new medium-size van, available with fully electric power just like its Citroen, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhal…
16 Dec 2021
Toyota Proace City Electric review
Toyota Proace City Electric
Toyota Proace City

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
14 Dec 2021
Three hydrogen-powered Renault Master LCVs to launch in 2022
Renault Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH
Renault Master

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
Peugeot e-Partner review
Peugeot e-Partner
Peugeot Partner

Peugeot e-Partner review

The smallest electric van in the Peugeot range is a very accomplished all-round package
5 Nov 2021