Our pick of electric vans for 2022

05th Jan 2022

With more and more commercial vehicle manufactures now offering electric alternatives to their hybrids and diesel staples, we take a look at our favourite electric vans for 2022 that could be a great fit for any transitioning fleet.  

The importance of a good van is immeasurable and finding the right van for your fleet is a key consideration for most business as they re-asses their current vehicles and move forward with their transition to electric. As EV registrations for businesses continue to rise, and more and more vehicle options become available, an electric van could be the perfect opportunity to cut running costs and benefit from current government incentives.  But how do you know which electric van is the right choice for your business?

We have put together a list of some of our favourites new electric commercial vehicles slated for 2022 below, along with additional information and links to help you choose the right electric vans for your fleet operation.

citroen e berlingo

Citroën ë-Berlingo

Range: up to 174 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 800kg/4400 litres 

The ë-Berlingo Electric is available with two specification levels, Feel and Flair XTR. Both are available with the M and XL body lengths, with five or seven seats and all include three driving modes, Power, Normal and Eco.
The electric battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 100,000 miles for 70% of the charging capacity and all models feature a 50kWh battery paired with a 136bhp electric motor for a range of 174 miles. It can accept up to 100kW AC charging, meaning it can be recharged from empty to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.

Find out more here. 

citroen e relay

Citroën ë-Relay

Range: up to 139 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 1150kg/15m3

This new Citroën ë-Relay 100% electric is available in 3 lengths, with a payload of up to 1150 kg on the Panel Vans, a volume of up to 15 m3 and two battery capacities of 37 kWh and 70 kWh. The electric battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 100,000 miles for 70% of the charging capacity.

When it comes to charging, you can expect from 3 hours on the 37 kWh battery and from 9 hours on the 70 kWh battery. Rapid (DC) Charging on a public terminal up to 50 kW can allow up to 80% charge in 1 hour.

Find out more here. 

fiat ducato

Fiat Ducato Electric

Range: up to 223 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: up to 1900Kg/17m3 

Available as a Van, Chassis Cab or People mover this electric vans sold with a three module 74kWh battery or five module, 70kWh battery. The smaller battery pack has an eight year, 100,000 mile warranty, the larger one is guaranteed for a decade and 135,000 miles. You should expect 50 minutes for the fastest charge up to 80% or just under 8 hours if using a wall unit. 

For the vans there are three lengths and three height options ranging from 10 m3 to 17 m3, and it can weigh up to 1,900kg. For larger vans loads can be up to 17m long. 

Find out more here. 

Ford e transit

Ford E Transit

Available: Spring 2022
Range: 196 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 1758kg/15.1m3 

The all-new Ford E-Transit is the first all-electric van offering from Ford. Available as a van, double cab-in-van and chassis cab, as well as in two height variations, the E-Transit will offer up to 15.1 cubic metres of cargo space. E-Transit will be offered in two trim levels: Base and Trend. Base models come equipped with Ford’s latest SYNC 4 software, which includes voice commands, sat nav and over-the-air updates, plus a 12-inch touchscreen display, keyless start and heated seats. There's also an on-board modem to help owners manage, monitor and optimise their fleet.

When charging, you should achieve a 15-80% fast charge in 34mins when using a rapid charging station or a full charge in 8 hours when using a wall box unit.

Find out more here. 

maxus edeliver 3

Maxus eDeliver 3

Range: 213 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 945Kg/5037mm length

Maxus, is a Chinese company, and has two pure electric models, the eDeliver 3, and the eDeliver 9. The e DELIVER 3 is available in a 35Kw or 52.5Kw battery configuration with a 90KW /250Nm motor, working in tandem to produce an impressive range of up to 213 miles/344kms. There are a couple of body lengths. The shorter van has 4.8 m3 of space, the longer one 6.3 m3. Maxus will also supply a chassis cab version so you can bolt a tipper or Luton body on the back. 

Maxus claims a 45 minute DC fast charge will result an 80 per cent full battery and you should expect it to take eight hours plus to recharge using a slow charger.

Find out more here.

maxus edeliver 9

Maxus eDeliver 9

Range: 219 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: up to 1,500kg/11.0m3 

Maxus claims the eDeliver 9, is one of the most powerful electric vans on the market with its 201bhp motor producing a hefty 310Nm of torque. The van has a trio of battery sizes (51.5, 72 and 88.55kWh). Fast charging times pretty much mirror the eDeliver 3’s, and like the eDeliver 3, a 45-minute DC fast charge will result an 80 per cent full battery or you can expect it to take eight hours plus to recharge using a slow charger.

There are two body lengths, with 9.7 m3 and 11.0 m3 worth of room in the back, payloads go from 860 to 1,500kg, which is also the amount of weight any version of this vehicle will tow.

Find out more here. 

Morris je

Morris JE

Available: TBC
Range: 200 miles
Engine: Electric
Load:  1000kg/5.5 m3

The new Morris JE is said to be a modern-day homage to the 1948 launched Morris J-Type van, which at the time was Morris’s first new commercial vehicle since the end of the last war. Still reportedly at prototype stage, the JE will have a carbon fibre body and modular underframe. It is also claimed that the JE will achieve 90mph top speed, 200 mile range, 1000kg payload, 5.5 m3 load volume, and 80%fast charge replenishment in half an hour. 

Pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed but Morris Commercial is asking customers to register pre-order interest.

Find out more here. 

peugeot boxer

Peugeot e-Boxer and e-Boxer panel van

Range: 139 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: Payloads up to 1,200kg on Panel Vans

The Peugeot e-Boxer is available in multiple versions, such as a Panel Van, Window Van and Chassis Cab. Claiming quiet driving with fewer vibrations the e-Boxer is available with 37 kWh and 70 kWh battery packs.

The e-Boxer's 37 kWh or 70 kWh batteries allow you to travel up to 73 or 139 miles respectively. Charging times from 0-100% using a 7.4kW wall box are: 6 hours (37kWh battery) 12 hours (70kWh battery) or 1 hour to recover 10-80% range at a rapid charging station. 

Find out more here. 

peugeot partner

Peugeot e-Partner

Range: 171 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 800kg/up to 4.4m3

The Peugeot e-Partner is available now and in both Standard and Long lengths as well as both Panel Van and Crew Van options. With multiple specification levels: S Premium, Grip Premium, Professional Premium and Asphalt Premium, even the base level gets air-conditioning, cruise control and an eight-inch screen in the dashboard for controlling the various on-board systems. The e-Partner also reports identical loadspace volumes to the Diesel version and towing capacity of up to 750 kg.

Regarding charging, the e-Partner can achieve full power in as little as five hours through an 11 kW wall box, or an 80% charge in just 30 minutes via a 100kW DC rapid charger.

Find out more here. 

renault Kangoo

Renault Kangoo E Tech

Available: Spring 2022
Range: 186 miles
Engine: Electric 
Load: 800kg/4.9 m3 

The new Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric features a 121bhp electric motor which is powered by a 45kWh battery pack placed under the van’s floor and will be available in a choice of two wheelbase lengths. Renault claims a maximum range of 186 miles and an Eco drive mode can be used to assist maximising range when the vehicle is carrying a light load. When connected to an 80kW DC rapid charger, the battery can receive 106 miles of range in around 30 minutes.

Find out more here.

toyota proace

Toyota Proace City Electric

Range: from 161 up to 280 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 800kg/4.4m3 

The Proace City Electric is the latest fully electric short and medium panel van offering from Toyota with one trim level and two wheelbase options available. The Proace City Electric has a maximum load volume of up to 4.4m3 and 750 kg towing capacity and will also fall under Toyota's 10-year warranty, making it an attractive option for fleet operators.

When plugged into a rapid charger, the Proace City Electric can achieve a 10-805 charge in 30 minutes, or when using a wall box, the 75 kWh battery would be fully charged in 7 hours.

Find out more here. 

vauxhall e combo

Vauxhall Combo-e

Range: 171 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 800kg/ 4.4m3

The Vauxhall Combo-e is the latest compact electric van offering from Vauxhall. The Combo-e Drive Mode Selector provides 3 driving modes, NORMAL, POWER, and ECO for maximum range and energy efficiency and every Vauxhall electric vehicle comes with a battery guarantee of 8 years or 100,000 miles for 70% of its charge capacity.

The Combo-e can reportedly charge up to 80% in 30 minutes when you use a 100kW fast charger, and can also be charged overnight using a wallbox unit, in 7.5 hours

Find out more here. 

vauxhall e movano

Vauxhall Movano-e

Range: 139
Engine: Electric
Load: a maximum 2,100kg.

Designed to comfortably meet the wide-ranging demands of business and fleet users, the versatile All-New third generation Movano is available as a panel van, crew cab and chassis cab. With All-New Movano-e, customers also benefit from zero emissions-in-use running, low running costs, range of up to 139 miles and a top speed of up to 75mph

The Movano-e reportedly charges from 0% up to 80% in one hour using a 50kWh public charger and there is also a dual on-board charger for use at a variety of charging stations or to charge overnight. 

Find out more here.

VW Buzz

VW ID Buzz 

Available: TBC
Range: Up to 342 miles
Engine: Electric

This latest electric van from Volkswagen brings one of their most iconic vehicles into 2022. The ID. Buzz is Volkswagen’s next generation multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and is based on a modular electric drive kit (MEB). Although still in the concept stage Volkswagen has confirmed this upcoming vehicle will use a selection of batteries from 48kWh to 111kWh in size and range-topping versions could see as much as 342 miles of range. A commercial version, the VW ID Buzz Cargo  has also been announced.

The ID. Buzz is a concept vehicle you'll still have to wait a while before you see it on the market.

Find out more here. 

VW ID Buzz Cargo

VW ID Buzz Cargo

Available: TBC
Range: 341 to 350 miles
Engine: Electric
Load: 800kg and is 5,048 mm long

Volkswagen claims the ID. Buzz Cargo promises to be one of the most advanced light commercial vehicles ever made. With a payload of 800kg, the ID Buzz Cargo is 5,048 mm long, and has a wheelbase of 3,300 mm, it also boasts the longest range of any of the ID family, at 341 miles. A roof-mounted solar panel can also provide an extra nine miles of range. The 48-kWh battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 15 minutes using a 150 kW DC fast charging system. 

A rear axle steering system combined with the large turn-in angle of the front wheels, gives the concept an extremely small turning circle of less than 10.0 metres and symmetrical rear wing doors that Volkswagen claim make it ideal for pulling right up to loading ramps. 

Find out more here. 

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Thinking of adding one of these latest vehicles to your fleet or looking to making a conscious choice for your replacement program. We can talk you though your options and what works best for your business. Just get in touch using the link below and we will get back to you.