Best Electric Vans to Consider
Electric cars are being invented, produced and brought to the market a lot more frequently now – and so are electric vans! Whether you require a van for personal use, or whether you work for a company that wants to take the plunge and switch to electric – you have got a wide variety of reliable electric vans to choose from.
The main things to consider when purchasing a van (typically) are time to charge, mile range and load capacity. We will cover a few notable options, highlighting all the specifications & go into depth on the individual electric van’s charging statistics.
The Citroen e-Dispatch was released in the second half of 2020, starting off at £25,053 excluding VAT. A huge selling point for the e-Dispatch is the mile range of 205 miles (if you opt for the 75kW battery). Impressively offering a WLTP range of 144 miles if you choose to stick with the standard 50kW battery. Alongside the diesel Citroen Dispatch – the e-Dispatch offers the same payload (up to 1266kg) and the same storage capacity – which varies, depending upon the variable of the e-Dispatch purchased.
When it comes to charging the e-Dispatch; it requires a Type 2 charging cable as the electric van is fitted with a Type 2 port & an additional CCS (rapid charge) port. Admirably, the vehicle can be charged at a maximum of 7.4kW using a standard ‘fast’ charging cable – which we supply at 4EV! As mentioned earlier, the vehicle is also fitted with a CCS port, which allows for the e-Dispatch to be charged up to 100Kw at specific public charge points. It is also worth mentioning that the on-board charger can be upgraded to 11kW upon purchase - allowing for a faster three-phase charge.
The Nissan e-NV200 (more specifically the 2018 variant) is one of the most popular electric vans to date. Trusted by the likes of DPD & other major delivery companies – the e-NV200 is worth considering. A WLTP range of 124 miles, allowing for longer-distance journeys to be safely covered. Starting at £23,505 – three different variants of the e-NV200 can be chosen from: Visia, Acenta and Tekna. Payload and storage capacity being the resulting difference between the three. A payload starting at 705kg and storage capacity of 4.2m³, the e-NV200 proves to be a great choice.
Charging the e-NV200 is slightly different to the previously covered Citroen e-Dispatch – as the e-NV200 requires a Type 1 charging cable – to be inserted into the fitted Type 1 charging port. Charging from 0-100% in 6 hours using a standard ‘fast’ charging cable – supplied here at 4EV! The onboard charger of the e-NV200 allows for a maximum usage of 6.6kW. Where the rapid charge option of CHAdeMO allows for 46Kw – and a 0-80% charge time of 40 minutes (found tethered into specific public charge points). Appropriate charging times for daily use – whether you charge at home, work or on-the-go.