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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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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
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 one might suit your needs
7 May 2021
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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
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
Electric van charging guide
Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
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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
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
Electric van tax explained
VW ABT eTransporter
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Electric van tax explained

Fully electric cars are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax, but how does the law apply to electric vans?
24 Mar 2021
New Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric van: pictures, specs and on-sale date
Renault Kangoo
Renault Kangoo

New Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric van: pictures, specs and on-sale date

The latest Renault Kangoo small van has been unveiled, with a fully electric version once again part of the range
24 Mar 2021
New 2023 Ford Transit Custom to offer electric and hybrid power
Ford Transit Custom
Ford Transit Custom

New 2023 Ford Transit Custom to offer electric and hybrid power

The next generation of the mid-size Ford Transit Custom van will get a fully electric, zero-emissions version
16 Mar 2021
Mercedes eSprinter electric van: price and specifications
Mercedes eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes eSprinter electric van: price and specifications

New Mercedes eSprinter van offered in Progressive trim only, priced from £43,950 after grant and excluding VAT
11 Mar 2021
LEVC VN5 hybrid van review
LEVC VN5 hybrid van
LEVC VN5

LEVC VN5 hybrid van review

Like most electrified vans, the VN5 from taxi maker LEVC is quite steeply priced – but it's also spacious, well equipped and very cheap to run
5 Mar 2021
Tesla Semi truck: specs, price and on-sale date
Tesla Semi
Tesla

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

Pure-electric Tesla lorry is hoped to enter production by the end of 2021
1 Feb 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
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
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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
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
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Volkswagen Abt eTransporter
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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
20 Aug 2020