Electric vans are EXPLODING! In popularity that is…
So we at Vanzone are here to guide you through some of the most commonly asked questions, from customers looking to buy or lease a new electric van…
What is the best Electric Van?
Whether you are looking for long-range electric vans, quick charging, or high load capacity: We’ve broken down the best electric vans for each size category below. Including which electric vans to consider, if you’re on a budget.
240% more electric vans are on the road now, compared to 2020 – are you missing out?
What’s The Best Small Electric Van?
Small electric commercial vehicles, are currently incredibly popular – and rightly so. With many fantastic options available from all our top van brands.
In this category it’s impossible to ignore the Toyota Proace City Electric. Recently voted ‘Best Small Electric van’ in the Driving Electric Awards. And with many great lease or purchase finance options available and a whopping 10-year Toyota warranty; the Proace City Electric is great value & designed to last.
Thanks to a high spec 50 kWh battery, the Toyota Proace City Electric offers a very practical 171-mile range and is genuinely great to drive.
Plus, with up to 800 kg available load space, and 750 kg towing capacity – the Proace Electric is one to seriously consider as best small electric van 2023.
Here’s a little known fact: Take a few years off the 10-year additional warranty and change the Toyota badge – and you could get an even better deal…
The Toyota Proace City van’s great performance is no secret. But a little known fact is this van has a number of identical twins… The Peugeot e-Partner, the Citroen e-Berlingo, and the Vauxhall Combo Electric are all close family members & live up to the same great performance figures. So, if you are looking for a great deal on a small electric van, each of the above all represent excellent value.
Find out more about our great purchase or lease deals on the Toyota Proace City Electric here Range: 171 Miles (WLTP on a single charge) Charge time: 7.1 hours wall box / 4.5 hours tri-phase charger Payload: 800 kg Load Length: Up to 3.4 M (using load through bulkhead) Lease Price: From only £359 Per Month (exc VAT) Purchase Price: From only £409 Per Month (exc VAT)
What’s the Best Mid Size Electric Van?
The Citroen e-Dispatch was been awarded ‘Mid sized Van of the Year’ 2022 by the Company Car and Van Awards – and it’s a worthy winner!
This superb medium sized electric van, has an excellent range of 196 miles and a 267 mile range for city driving – making it one of the best long-range, mid-sized vans on the market & is definitely a contender for which electric van to choose.
The e-Dispatch offers a payload exceeding 1 tonne across the range, with two battery options (50 kWh or 75 kWh) and three length options (XS, M and XL), so you can get the van that suits your business. This van also has an impressive towing capacity of 1 tonne.
Fast charge options also allow up to 80% charge in 30 minutes for the 50 kWh battery and 45 minutes for the 75 kWh.
The Citroen e-Dispatch shares its build with a number of other vans, namely the Peugeot e-Expert, Fiat e-Scudo, Vauxhall Vivaro-e, and Toyota Proace Electric.
These electric vans are built to get the job done and will not disappoint regardless of which badge you choose.
See our great purchase or lease deals on the Citroen e-Dispatch here. Range: 196 Miles Payload: 1000+ kg Load Length: Over 4 M using Load Through Bulkhead Lease Price: From only £379 Per Month (exc VAT) Purchase Price: From only £399 Per Month (exc VAT)
What’s the Best Large Electric Van?
The Ford e-Transit electric van: the classic reinvented & we have some great buy or lease deals on the new E transit from Ford.
With a full battery range of 196 miles and a payload capacity of up to 1711 kg, this van is built to cope with a tough day’s work.
Available in a variety of lengths (L2, L3, L4) and heights (H2 & H3) you can definitely find the right van for you, and you can get an 80% charge in as little as 34 minutes.
Winner of one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, outcompeting all diesel vans: Overall Electric Van of the Year 2023
From the WhatCar? Awards
This van has disrupted the electric van market, saving you thousands when compared to other large electric vans (with the exception of the Maxus Edeliver 9) and its build quality is nothing short of the same time-tested diesel transit.
If you want the best large electric van, you want the Ford E-Transit.
Find out more about our great lease or purchase Ford e-Transit deals here.
Range: 196 Miles Payload: 1711 kg Load Length: 3 M (for L2), 3.5 M (for L3), 4.25 M (for L4). Lease Price: From only £569 Per Month (exc VAT) Purchase Price: From only £599 Per Month (exc VAT)
The best electric vans you haven’t heard of
This brand was one of the very first to bring electric vans into production. And because they’re less well known, they’re still amazing value for money!
The Maxus electric van is easy to recommend. When they first came out, they were the only fully electric vans that could do a day’s work… Now competition may have upped their game but these vans are fierce contenders as best value electric van.
Here are two more electric vans worth serious consideration.
The Maxus eDeliver 3
If you’re looking for a low cost mid-sized electric van, the Maxus eDeliver 3 could save you thousands, compared to other medium vans on the market. Looking at the 52.5 kWh SWB model, with its competitive range of 151 miles, 905 kg payload capacity, 2.18 M load length and 45 minute charge time (for 80% battery), this van has A LOT to offer at its price point.
Topping things off is extensive range of extras (which come as standard), mean you’re not going to have to pay anything additional for the likes of air-conditioning, cruise control, 7” touchscreen, reverse camera and rear sensors.
Find out more about purchasing or lease deals on the Maxus eDeliver 3 here. Range: 151 Miles Payload: 905 kg Load Length: 2.18 M Lease Price: From only £299 Per Month (exc VAT) Purchase Price: From only £359 Per Month (exc VAT)
The Maxus eDeliver 9
If you’re looking for a great deal on a capable electric van – the Maxus eDeliver 9 is a great place to start. This van along with the Ford e-Transit are amongst the very best, reasonably priced, fully electric vans, available today.
The Maxus eDeliver 9 comes with a variety of options. If you want a long range electric van, there’s a fantastic 88.5 kWh battery model which offers a 185-mile range. If you want high payload capacity, up to 1200 kg we recommend the MH model and if load length is your priority: then have a look at LH model which offers a mighty 3.4meter load length.
And all models of Maxus Electric Vans come jam packed with features as standard. These include; 16” alloy wheels, air-conditioning, blind spot monitoring system, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera and so much more.
See our fantastic Maxus eDeliver 9 deals here. Range: 185 Miles (for 88.5 kWh battery) Payload: 1200 kg (for MH Model) Load Length: 3.4 M (for LH Model) Lease Price: From only £749 Per Month (exc VAT) Purchase Price: From only £799 Per Month (exc VAT) For more information on any of these vans, send us an enquiry here or call us direct on 02922 744 401