Best electric vans 2023

The number of electric vans available to buy is growing, but which ones offer the right blend of range and practicality to make you go green, and which are the loose connections? Here we list the...

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 and electric SUVs, going green when choosing a van is something more buyers are inclined to do, and they make great sense – especially if they're mainly driven in the city, and you can charge up either at home or at work.

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

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 Deliver 9 blue front static

Star rating 3

You might not have heard of the 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, and has plenty of load carrying capacity 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 get lots of standard equipment. It's noisy by electric vehicle standards, though, and the interior has some low-rent plastics.

Read our full Maxus e-Deliver 9 review >>

=6. Toyota Proace Electric

Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front

Star rating 3

This is Toyota's equivalent of 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 the models it shares parts with, but like those, it's more expensive to buy than some rivals.

Read our full Toyota Proace Electric review >>

=6. Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Vauxhall Vivaro-e front action

Star rating 3

This electric version of the Vauxhall Vivaro can travel for up to 205 miles between charges, yet is also practical enough for most needs and comes loaded with kit. The model was our Overall Van of the Year in 2021, but it's feeling a little behind the times now. It's quite expensive, and rivals offer more driver and passenger space.

Read our full Vauxhall Vivaro-e review >>

=6. Peugeot e-Expert

Peugeot e-Expert 2021 front

Star rating 3

The e-Expert — like its Citroën, Toyota and Vauxhall siblings — can carry more than some electric rivals, but it's not as generous on space for its driver and passenger. On the plus side, it offers impressive power and range, plenty of standard kit and a choice of size and battery options.

Read our full Peugeot e-Expert review >>

=6. Citroën e-Dispatch

Citroën e-Dispatch 2021 front static

Star rating 3

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 several different body styles. Also like those related 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 >>

=2. Vauxhall Combo-e

Vauxhall Combo-e front

Star rating 4

We've already seen how the larger electric vans co-developed by Citroën, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhall turned out well, and now it's the turn of the smaller models. Again, four vans have been badge-engineered together, but no matter which one you go for, you'll be getting a good electric vehicle with a decent range and lots of standard kit. 

Read our full Vauxhall Combo-e review >>

=2. Toyota Proace City Electric

Toyota Proace City Electric 2021 front right tracking

Star rating 4

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 it's loaded up with people and items. That it also comes with lots of kit and has the backing of Toyota's excellent warranty scheme in case anything go wrong completes a very tempting package.

Read our full Toyota Proace City Electric review >>

=2. Peugeot e-Partner

Peugeot e-Partner

Star rating 4

The e-Partner is good to drive, has a long range and offers plenty of space for anything you might wish to haul around. It differs from its badge-engineered siblings inside, where you get the same i-Cockpit layout as Peugeot cars. With that, 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 >>

=2. Citroën e-Berlingo Van

Citroën e-Berlingo 2022 front quarter static

Star rating 4

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 good to drive. Only its small door mirrors and the lack of a high roof variant count against it.

Read our full Citroën e-Berlingo Van review >>

1. Ford E-Transit

Ford E-Transit 2022 front cornering

Star rating 5

The E-Transit isn't just the best electric van you can buy right now, it's also the best large van full stop. With a long electric range of up to 196 miles between charges, agile handling that makes it feel smaller than it really is to drive, and a spacious yet practical interior, it represents a real watershed moment for electric vans. We think it's so good, in fact, that we've made it our Overall Van of the Year for 2023.

Read our full Ford E-Transit 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, its conversion from combustion to electric power wasn't successful, with sluggish performance and more noise than in rivals.

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