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Electric Delivery Vans in the UK Business Guide

If you want to shake up your fleet with all electric delivery vans, now’s a fantastic time to compare the UK market to find the best deals for your business.

EVs are more popular than ever! And with electric vehicle hire you can get yourself decked out with cutting-edge technology that’ll help to seriously future-proof your brand.

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The best electric delivery vans in the UK

With a lot of choice on the market, where do you even start? Well, with our knowledge of EVs we’ve got a list together for you of the very best electric delivery vans.

Simply take your pick and compare the market (for free) to find the best deals.

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

  • Payload: 731kg
  • Range: 82 – 95 miles
  • Battery size: 55kWh
  • Speed: 0-60mph in 11 seconds

It’s Mercedes, so you’re guaranteed a world-class EV with the eSprinter. It’s a popular pick for any delivery business sending out parcels in the city.

The van is light, easy to drive, and has a big enough range to get your drivers where they need to be. You don’t get much of a choice when it comes to the actual size of the vehicle, unlike some other electric vehicles.

Plus, the latest version of this van (the eSprinter Progressive) can be upgraded to rapid charging for easy urban travel. All in all, it’s a great choice for any business looking to make rapid deliveries with a professional sheen.

Nissan e-NV200

  • Payload: 705kg
  • Range: 124 miles
  • Battery size: 40kWh
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph in 14 seconds

Released in 2021, the latest Nissan e-NV200 has a larger load than its predecessor and a longer range.

Keep to city conditions and the electric delivery van can make it to over 180 miles. If you only have a lighter payload but need to go the distance the Nissan e-NV200 is a nice choice. The van has a lower price tag than some others on the market.

If you plan to buy this van, you may want to consider the upcoming Nissan Townstar which has more upgrades.

Peugeot e-Expert

  • Payload: 1,275kg
  • Range: 211 miles
  • Battery size: 40kWh
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph in 13.1 seconds

The 75kWh is available if you upgrade. If you’re going to get the Peugeot e-Expert, we think it’s worth going for the larger battery to get the higher range.

The 40 kWh can still get a respectable 143 miles. The e-Expert is highly customisable, so you can make this van fit any delivery driver needs.

The van is available in three different lengths: 4609mm, 4959mm and 5309mm. Regardless of which version you buy, the van is versatile for any delivery.

Renault Kangoo ZE

  • Payload: 640kg
  • Range: 143 miles
  • Battery size: 33kWh
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 21.8 seconds

Only need a lighter payload? Need to get around tricky, small streets? The Renault Kangoo ZE is a good fit for you.

Although the Kangoo ZE has one of the smaller payloads of electric vans, for many businesses that’s all you need. Increasing the payload and length is possible as the van is available in a few different sizes, such as 1476mm and 1862mm.

Maxus e Deliver 3

  • Payload: 1,202kg
  • Range: 150 miles
  • Battery size: 52.5kWh
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 11 seconds

A smaller battery of 35 kWh is available, though it cuts down the van’s range to about 99 miles. We recommend taking the 52kWh battery if you can, just for convenience.

We’ve found that the Maxus e Deliver 3 works best in urban conditions, where you can expect the battery to last up to 141 or 213 miles depending on the battery size you pick.

Unlike some other vans on this list, the e Deliver is only a two-seater van. If you’d like more room in the front, this van might not be for you.

The benefits of electric van delivery fleets

Fact is, by transitioning to electric vans you can start your business onto a future-proofing path. EVs are the future! Not only that, but they’ll save you a bunch of money, too, as well as provide you with positive PR.

Here are the key benefits to know, so you’re up on your EV knowledge and how it reflects on your business.

1. Future-proof your business

Well, the UK government is phasing out diesel and petrol vehicles. What that means is it’s time to modernise your business.

If you’re on the road, you’ve seen the rise of electric charging stations and the rise of petrol and diesel costs. With the trend moving towards EV, it’s good business practice to start investing in electric vans.

In the long-term, it’s an investment that makes sense. It’ll put your business ahead of the curve and ensure you’re sorted out for vehicles from 2030 and beyond. Why not start investing in the future now?

2. Reduce your running costs

Electric vans are around 19% cheaper to run than diesel vans as electricity is cheaper by the mile than diesel. Citroen claims that their Berlingo Electric van costs 2-3p per mile run on average.

These are massive savings compared to the average diesel and petrol vehicle. Fuel for a petrol car costs about 20p per mile, while a diesel car costs about 17.9p per mile.

3. Avoid emissions charges

More and more urban areas are introducing Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charges to improve air quality. Portsmouth, Bath, and Birmingham were among the first few. In 2022, Bradford and Bristol will also have a Clean Air Zone charge.

And London’s ULEZ congestion charges are already a major part of capital life.

Greater Manchester and other cities are also considering the charges. Half of these Clean Air Zones charge vans and the majority charge heavy good vehicles.

One of the few ways for businesses and sole traders to avoid the added charges is to drive an ultra-low emission vehicle.

4. Take advantage of government grants

The one downside of buying an electric van is the high initial cost. No one can deny that electric delivery vans tend to be more expensive than their diesel counterparts.

But if you buy an electric van for your business you can benefit from Plug-in Van Grant (PIVG) from the UK government for up to 35% off the price tag (maximum £2,500).

5. Get positive PR

Modern businesses need to look the part and show off their eco-friendly credentials. And an EV is exactly the right way to get started there.

With a fleet of electric vehicles, you can showcase to the world you’re the real deal. From small electric delivery vans to whatever size you need, you’re fully covered as a business by modern electric vehicles.

How to get your electric delivery van

An electric van can cost anywhere from £30,000 onwards, depending on the model and upgrades you get. For small business and sole traders, that high initial cost can make electric vans unappealing.

Hiring also means you’re not locked into owning an asset that will decrease in value overtime. Electric vans are constantly being upgraded and improved with each model. Hiring gives your business more flexibility.

If you want an electric van, we recommend getting a vehicle hire contract. But there are many providers out in the market. To find a deal that best suits you, now is the time to search the UK market.

Compare the market to find the best EV deals

Okay, what’s the electric delivery van price range you’re looking for? By comparing the market, you can cut to the chase in an instant and bag the best deals.

  1. Enter your business details.
  2. We search the UK market.
  3. You pick from the deals.

It’s free to do and it’ll save you a bunch of time and money! So, make your comparison now to get tailored results that match your business needs.

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