Electric vans have gone from being incredibly rare to increasingly common in the last few years. A number of different van makers now offer electric alternatives to their usual petrol and diesel vans offerings. The compromises with switching to battery power have been reduced significantly with the latest models: the cost to buy electric vans has come down, while the range and charging speeds have gone up. You’ll now find a number of used electric vans for sale in small, medium and large sizes to suit your requirements. Why not check out what electric vans we have for sale on heycar?
The chief reason that more and more companies are moving to electric vans is running cost savings. Even with the price of electricity rising, if you have the ability to charge from your home or place of work you should still save a packet over filling up a petrol or diesel van. Electric vans have also evolved a great deal in recent years, with many now offering comparable (or even better) performance to a petrol or diesel model. You’ll get further on a charge now than ever and they can be charged up in a matter of minutes from public rapid charging points. Being seen to be doing your bit for the environment can’t hurt your company’s public image, either, while the electric silence puts pay to loud engines being left to idle.
As little as five years ago there were only a few companies building electric vans, but now pretty much all the major van makers offer a battery-powered alternative. The best electric vans include the brilliantly stylish new Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo, the capable Mercedes eVito, the compact and long-range Renault Kangoo ZE and the large capacity Volkswagen e-Crafter. But the most widely available and competitive models come from Stellantis, particularly the excellent Peugeot e-Partner, Citroen e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Electric.
The most important thing to be sure about when buying a used electric van is that the range and charging restrictions won’t hinder what you need the van to do. This is particularly a problem in larger vans which are heavier and don’t cut through the air as cleanly - some large electric panel vans do less than 100 miles on a charge. Relying solely on public charging if you can’t charge at home or work is problematic, too, while the range reduces in cold weather as batteries don’t like it. Some will find that the purchase cost is prohibitive when compared to an equivalent petrol or diesel van, too.
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