We often talk about electric cars, however today we’ve compiled a list of electric vans to help you find the perfect vehicle for your commercial needs.
As we all know, electric cars have become very popular due to their low emissions, running costs and smooth quiet driving! But have you ever considered an electric van?
1) Nissan E-NV200 Electric
The Nissan e-NV200 is based on two multi-award winning vehicles – the Nissan Leaf Passenger car and the NV200 van. The e-NV200 is a compact van with a seating capacity of 2 passengers. It is also available in a five-seater combi option as well.
With no exhaust or noise pollution, the e-NV200 is environmentally friendly and according to Nissan, the e-NV200 offers class leading running costs of just 2 pence per mile.
The Nissan e-NV200 offers a single charge range of 106 miles with a top speed of 76 miles per hour. Due to its zero emissions, the car is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and benefits from free vehicle excise duty (VED).
Take a look at some key facts about the Nissan e-NV200:
|Length||4560 millimetres||4560 millimetres|
|Height||1858 millimetres||1858 millimetres|
|Width (Without mirrors)||1735 millimetres||1755 millimetres|
|Wheelbase||2725 millimetres||2725 millimetres|
|Cargo Volume Space (Metres Cubed) m3||4.2m3||2.3m3|
|CO2 emissions||0 grams per kilometre||0 grams per kilometre|
|Single Charge Range||106 miles||106 miles|
|Number of sliding doors||2||2|
|Accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour||14 seconds||14 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||76 miles per hour||76 miles per hour|
2) Renault Kangoo Z.E
The Renault Kangoo Z.E is the first electric van from the brand. It is available in several different options such as the two seat van, a two seat long wheelbase ‘Maxi’ and a five seat crew-cab Maxi. The electric version is based on the normal diesel model. Both models are similar and you won’t find any major difference.
The electric version of the Renault Kangoo claims a single charge range of 106 miles. Renault says the servicing costs of the electric version is round 20% lower than the conventional petrol or diesel version.
To fully charge the Kangoo Van Z.E will take you around 6 to 8 hours for a 100 mile range. The van also benefits from free road tax due to its zero emissions.
Take a look at some key facts about the Renault Kangoo Van Z.E here:
|Body Style||Kangoo Van Z.E||Kangoo Maxi Z.E||Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Z.E||Kangoo Maxi Crew Van CAB Z.E|
|Length||4282 millimetres||4666 millimetres||4666 millimetres||4666 millimetres|
|Height||1805 millimetres||1810 millimetres||1802 millimetres||1802 millimetres|
|Width (Without mirrors)||1829 millimetres||1829 millimetres||1829 millimetres||1829 millimetres|
|Wheelbase||2697 millimetres||3081 millimetres||3081 millimetres||3081 millimetres|
|Cargo Volume Space (Metres Cubed) m3||3.4m3||4.6m3||3.4m3||3.6m3|
|CO2 emissions||0 grams per kilometre||0 grams per kilometre||0 grams per kilometre||0 grams per kilometre|
|Single Charge Range||104 miles||104 miles||104 miles||104 miles|
|Seating Capacity||2 seats||2 seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Number of doors||4||4||4||4|
|Accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour||20.3 seconds||22.4 seconds||22.4 seconds||22.4 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||80.8 miles per hour||80.8 miles per hour||80.8 miles per hour||80.8 miles per hour|
3) Peugeot Partner Electric
Peugeot have launched their all-electric Partner van based on their diesel and petrol versions. Currently it is available in one body style and powered by a 49kW (kilowatt) electric motor and a 22.5kWh (kilowatt-hour) lithium ion battery pack promising a range of 106 miles from a single charge and has a pay load of 695 kilograms.
|Body Style||Peugeot Partner Panel Van|
|Width (Without mirrors)||1857 millimetres|
|Cargo Volume Space (Metres Cubed) m3||3.2m3|
|CO2 emissions||0 grams per kilometre|
|Single Charge Range||105 miles|
|Accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour||18.7 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||68 miles per hour|
4) Citroen Berlingo Electric
Citroen have also announced their all-new electric Berlingo van at the Birmingham NEC last year. Based on the standard Berlingo, the zero-emission electric van features a 49 kilo watt electric motor and 22.5kwh (kilowatt-hour) lithium ion battery pack, made up of 80 cells; offering a range of up to 106 miles and has a top speed of 69 miles per hour.
The Citroen Berlingo Electric is set to go on sale later this year and is expected to qualify for the Government’s Plug-in Van Grant scheme.
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