January 27, 2023

Over the last few months, the demand for, and consequently the supply of electric vans has been growing very sharply. The main manufacturers have been working flat out on the electrification of these commercial vehicles, as they consider that they are in an advantageous position in the transition process towards more sustainable mobility.

It is clear that electrically powered vans are the next step to the 100% electric passenger cars we have known up to now. But what are the reasons that have increased their sales?

The future of electric vans

2022, the golden age of electric vans

Many experts describe the sale of this type of vehicle as a golden age and, over the last year, the sale of electric vans has been growing considerably for 3 reasons:

  • The development of new technological advances.
  • Greater awareness of climate change and the need to take care of our planet.
  • High dependence on fossil fuels.

All this makes this vehicle very attractive for citizens when it comes to travel or even for their work.

Advantages of electric vans

There are certain incentives that encourage citizens to purchase this type of van: subsidies and grants from the government to promote sustainable and electric mobility in their cities, lower maintenance costs, they are more sustainable…

Grants and subsidies

One of the main objectives of the Government is to increase the presence of electric vehicles in Spain, for which it has launched the MOVES III Plan, an incentive program for efficient and sustainable mobility.

In the case of individuals, self-employed, and administrations without economic activity, the grants to acquire an electric van could reach 7,000 euros, without scrapping an old van and 9,000, if we opt for scrapping.

However, if you are an SME, the subsidies are 3,600 euros without scrapping and 5,000 if you scrap an old vehicle. Finally, large companies are eligible for 2,900 euros (without scrapping) and 4,000 euros (by delivering a van).

Environmentally sustainable

Sustainability and care for the environment are two of the most important factors when buying a van with an electric motor, as they have a very positive impact in terms of improving air quality.

This type of vehicle does not produce CO2 or nitrogen emissions when driving in the city or on the road.

Maintenance costs

It is true that acquiring an electric van is currently an investment, although there are many aids such as the MOVES III Plan, which we mentioned in the previous section.

But if we think about the medium and long-term future, not only will you save on fuel, but maintenance is much cheaper. How is this possible? Electric cars have fewer moving parts than combustion cars.

Quiet operation

Can you hear it? The sound of an electric car could be defined as a kind of humming sound that goes totally unnoticed.

The best models of electric vans

Now that you know the advantages of buying a van with electric motorization, we are going to show you the 4 models that are selling the most.

Nissan e- NV200

The Nissan e-NV200 electric van is among the best sellers in the market and it is not for less because it has two very wide tailgates and allows you to combine seats with cargo space.

Interesting facts:

  • The range is around 200-300 kilometers.
  • The motor of 80 kW (109 hp) of power.
  • The battery of 40 kWh.
  • Peugeot Partner Electric

Smooth and smooth driving, up to 200 kg payload, are just two of the features that make the Peugeot Partner Electric a great buying option.

Interesting facts:

  • 275 kilometers of range.
  • 100 kW (136 hp) engine power.
  • 50 kWh battery capacity.
  • Mercedes Vito

Of course, our ranking of best electric vans could not miss the Mercedes brand, which has given its new electric model a great leap to sustainable mobility.

Interesting facts:

  • 149 kilometers of autonomy.
  • Engine power 85 kW (116hp).
  • The battery of 35 kWh.
  • Renault Captur Electric

One of the models that are given more to talk about is the Renault Captur electric version that as reported by the brand is expected to arrive in 2025.

It is likely to offer various sizes of batteries, that its autonomy reaches 450 kilometers and that it has at least 130 hp, we will find out very soon.

Whatever the electric van you are going to buy, Cargacar put at your disposal their official installers who will offer you the best and most efficient charging solution for your vehicle in your community house or single-family house.