Best electric vans 2022

The number of electric vans available to buy is growing, but which ones off a tempting enough blend of range and practicality to make you go green, and which are the loose connections?...

Best electric vans 2022

Electric vans now come in more shapes and sizes, and suit more budgets than ever before.

Just as with electric cars, going green when choosing a van is something more are inclined to do, and they make great sense – especially if they're mainly driven in the city, and charging opportunities are easy to come by.

Fundamentally, however, an electric van must still be a good van – that means it needs to be practical and comfortable, and able to function as a mobile office when it's not on the move, such as when it's being charged up.

Here we're revealing the best electric vans on sale today, as well as naming the two that are best avoided. As always, you can click on the links below each car to read our full in-depth reviews.

10. Maxus e-Deliver 9

Maxus E Deliver 9 Studio

Star rating 4

You may not have heard of the name Maxus before, but the brand's large electric van, the e-Deliver 9, is well worth paying attention to. It's capable of travelling further on a charge than most rivals, with a real-world range of more than 200 miles, while still offering plenty of space for you to move things from A to B. There's lots of choice on offer in terms of body and battery size, and you also get a lot of kit for your money. It's noisy, though, and the interior features some low-rent plastics.

Vauxhall Vivaro-e front action

Star rating 4

At our inaugural Van Awards in 2021, we named the Vauxhall Vivaro-e as our first ever Van of the Year. It was the first of four non-identical siblings, co-developed between Citroën, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhall. All four models combine generous standard kit with tempting prices, plus, despite having switched to electric power, they haven't compromised their effectiveness as a van. Those plus points remain, and while some newer rivals are better overall packages, we still wouldn't steer you away from choosing the Vivaro-e.

Read our full Vauxhall Vivaro-e review >>

=6. Toyota Proace Electric

Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front

Star rating 4

The Proace Electric is Toyota's equivalent to the Vivaro-e, and like that model (and its Citroën and Peugeot siblings), it offers a decent range – up to 205 miles, according to the official WLTP tests. The Proace Electric has a longer warranty than its differently-badged sisters, but like those, it's more expensive to buy than some rivals.

Read our full Toyota Proace Electric review >>

=6. Peugeot e-Expert

Peugeot e-Expert 2021 front

Star rating 4

The Peugeot e-Expert — like its Citroën, Toyota and Vauxhall sisters — can carry more than some electric rivals, but it isn't quite as generous on space for its driver and passenger. It's a recommendable choice, though, with impressive power and range, plenty of standard kit and a choice of size and battery options.

Citroën e-Dispatch 2021 front static

Star rating 4

The final quadruplet among four virtually identical electric medium-sized vans is the e-Dispatch. Like its siblings, it offers a good electric range and is available in a wide range of different body styles. Also like those differently-named models, it's more expensive to buy than some rivals, but at least you get a lot of kit for your money.

Read our full Citroën e-Dispatch review >>

5. Ford E-Transit

Ford E-Transit 2022 front right tracking

Star rating 5

One of the newest entries into the electric van market is the Ford E-Transit. Electrifying one of the biggest names in commercial vehicles must have been a daunting task, but Ford has pulled it off. The E-Transit has a decent range of up to 196 miles from its battery pack, and there's up to 261bhp on offer from the single electric motor. The E-Transit really pulls well, even when you're carrying lots of luggage in the rear, while its interior is a nice place to spend time in. Overall, it's a very tempting combination.

Read our full Ford E-Transit review >>

=1. Vauxhall Combo-e

Vauxhall Combo-e front

Star rating 5

We've already seen how the larger electric vans co-developed by Citroën, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhall turned out so well, and now it's the turn of the smaller models. Again, all four of these vans have been badge-engineered together, but no matter which one you go for, you'll be getting a great electric van with a good range and lots of standard kit. Collectively, they're so good that we named all four as our Vans of the Year at our most recent Van and Commerical Vehicle Awards.

Read our full Vauxhall Combo-e review >>

=1. Toyota Proace City Electric

Toyota Proace City Electric 2021 front right tracking

Star rating 5

Just like its siblings, the Proace City Electric can travel for up to 171 miles between charges, thanks to its 50kWh battery pack. It's punchy, too, with the single 134bhp electric motor providing plenty of power even when you've loaded it up to the gunwhales with people and items. That it also comes with lots of kit and has the backing of Toyota's excellent warranty scheme should anything go wrong completes a very tempting package.

Read our full Toyota Proace City Electric review >>

=1. Peugeot e-Partner

Peugeot e-Partner

Star rating 5

As with its siblings, the e-Partner is good to drive, has a long range and offers plenty of space for anything you might wish to haul around. Where it differs, though, is inside, where you get the same i-Cockpit layout as Peugeot's road cars. This has you looking over a small steering wheel at the instrument cluster, rather than through it. It takes some getting used to, but works well once you've set up your ideal driving position.

Read our full Peugeot e-Partner review >>

=1. Citroën e-Berlingo

Citroën e-Berlingo 2022 front quarter static

Star rating 5

Even against its siblings, the e-Berlingo represents something of a bargain in the electric van class. It's loaded with kit, offers all the space you could want, and is even good to drive. Both it and the Peugeot e-Partner above represent an excellent turn-key option for fleet buyers looking to go green, and alongside their counterparts from Toyota, and Vauxhall, they represent the finest electric vans you can buy.

Read our full Citroën e-Berlingo review >>

And the ones to avoid...

Citroën e-Relay

Citroen e-Relay front

Star rating 2

It offers all the space you could want from a large van, but the e-Relay is poor as an electric model, with a disappointingly short range, a below-par interior and slow acceleration.

Peugeot e-Boxer

Peugeot e-Boxer front

Star rating 2

The same issues that earn the Citroën e-Relay a place on our avoid list affect its Peugeot sibling, too. In short, it's conversion from combustion to electric power wasn't successful, with sluggish performance and more noise than in rivals.

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