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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 Vauxhall Combo-e electric van will go on sale in autumn 2021
Vauxhall Combo-e
Vauxhall Combo

New Vauxhall Combo-e electric van will go on sale in autumn 2021

Vauxhall Combo-e small electric van joins Peugeot, Citroen and Toyota sister models and will go on sale later this year
20 Jan 2021
New Citroen Berlingo electric van set for 2021 launch
Citroen e-Berlingo
Citroen Berlingo Van

New Citroen Berlingo electric van set for 2021 launch

Citroen e-Berlingo van on the way, alongside closely related Peugeot e-Partner and Vauxhall Combo-e
14 Jan 2021
New Maxus eDeliver 9 electric van: prices, specs and on-sale date
Maxus eDeliver 9
Maxus eDeliver 9

New Maxus eDeliver 9 electric van: prices, specs and on-sale date

Maxus has unveiled a new, larger fully electric van to slot in above the eDeliver 3 model in its light commercial line-up
24 Dec 2020
New Maxus eDeliver 3 electric van: specs and prices for renamed EV30
Maxus eDeliver 3
Maxus eDeliver 3

New Maxus eDeliver 3 electric van: specs and prices for renamed EV30

The LDV EV30 electric van has been rebranded as the Maxus eDeliver 3, with three variants offered across two wheelbase lengths
24 Dec 2020
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
27 Nov 2020
Volkswagen Abt eTransporter electric van review
Volkswagen Abt eTransporter
Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Abt eTransporter electric van review

The VW Abt eTransporter falls short of other medium-sized electric vans on the market, which offer a longer range for less money
25 Nov 2020
Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van review
Vauxhall Vivaro-e
Vauxhall Vivaro

Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van review

The impressive Vauxhall Vivaro-e is the best pure-electric van we've driven yet, with a great driving range for the asking price
24 Nov 2020
Ford Transit Custom hybrid van review
Ford Transit Custom PHEV hybrid
Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom hybrid van review

The Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van offers around 26 miles of electric driving range and nearly 92mpg fuel economy
23 Nov 2020
Renault ZOE Van review
Renault ZOE Van
Renault ZOE Van

Renault ZOE Van review

It's not a big load-carrier, but as long as you only need a small commercial vehicle, the Renault ZOE Van is an attractive choice
18 Nov 2020
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
8 Oct 2020
Citroen e-Relay electric van: pictures, specs and details
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Citroen Relay

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

The 2020 Citroen e-Relay large zero-emissions van arrives with a range of up to 211 miles
9 Sep 2020
Peugeot e-Boxer electric van: details, specs and pictures
Peugeot Boxer

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

Peugeot has released full details of its e-Boxer large electric van, which will be available in a wide variety of body sizes and have range of up to 2…
27 Aug 2020
Would an electric van suit your business?
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
20 Aug 2020
Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?
Your questions answered

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
20 Aug 2020
How to run a zero-emissions van
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Your questions answered

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
19 Aug 2020
The changing face of an iconic Volkswagen van
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The changing face of an iconic Volkswagen van

From the classically-styled models of the 1950s to today’s ABT eTransporter 6.1, we explore the history of Volkswagen vans
19 Aug 2020
Electric van myths busted
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Electric van myths busted

Before going electric, it’s worth separating fact from fiction – find out if an electric van is right for your business
18 Aug 2020
Discover Volkswagen’s first all-electric van
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Discover Volkswagen’s first all-electric van

Volkswagen’s iconic Transporter van is ready for the electric age with the ABT eTransporter 6.1
18 Aug 2020
Electric van payloads explained
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Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here
18 Aug 2020
5 things you need to know about the Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1
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5 things you need to know about the Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1

A closer look at the performance, charging and tech features of Volkswagen’s all-electric van
17 Aug 2020
Peugeot e-Expert electric van: price, spec and details
Peugeot Expert

Peugeot e-Expert electric van: price, spec 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
27 Jul 2020
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 under £25,000 before VAT and after the government grant, is on sale in the UK now
27 Jul 2020
Renault ZOE van launched with 245-mile range
Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE van launched with 245-mile range

New electric Renault ZOE van joins maker’s zero emissions commercial vehicle range
17 Jul 2020
Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van: specs, prices and photos
Vauxhall Vivaro-e (2020)
Vauxhall Vivaro

Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van: specs, prices and photos

The new Vauxhall Vivaro-e van is available to order now, with a range of 144 or 205 miles, and two body variants and lengths on offer
16 Jul 2020