Future electric vans – the electric vans coming soon

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Electric vans are becoming more and more important as cities and governments crack-down on vehicle emissions. And even if they are still some way off replacing diesel vans entirely, their number is only going to grow. So before you bite the bullet and buy a current model, we've rounded up this list of all the new electric vans coming soon.

As you will see, there is a huge number of new electric models on the way from a wide range of manufacturers, and some of them offer very impressive capability indeed. So many, in fact, that we’ve divided the list by van size. Click below to jump to the size of electric van that most interests you:

> Large electric vans coming soon

> Medium electric vans coming soon

> Small electric vans coming soon

Need to know more about whether an electric van is suitable for you and your business? Then check out the main Parkers electric van guide, which has all the pros and cons, plus all the other information that will help you make the right decision about switching to electric.

And if you’ve already made up your mind and don’t want to wait for one of these future electric vans? Try our list of the best electric vans available now instead.

Keep reading for the full list of electric vans coming soon.

Large electric vans coming soon

Citroen e-Relay

Electric vans coming soon - Citroen e-Relay

Announced at the 2019 CV Show, the Citroen e-Relay is the sister van to the Peugeot e-Boxer (and related to the Fiat Ducato electric – though not as much as you might think), and the latest info suggests it is set to go on sale in earlu 2021.

It will be built by thrid-party converter BD Auto, and initial details suggest the electric motor will offer 96hp and a top speed of 55mph – not much for a large van. The 44kWh battery promises 99-140 miles of driving range.

>> Citroen e-Relay electric van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Citroen Relay review

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Fiat Ducato electric

Electric vans coming soon - Fiat Ducato Electric

Fiat is making big promises for the Ducato electric. Not only do initial claims suggest it will have up to 233 miles of driving range, Fiat reckons it will be able to offer an electric version of every Ducato variant – potentially a big advantage over other large electric vans.

This is partly because it will go down the main Ducato production line like any other model, which is a trick not every van maker is able to pull off. On sale in 2020.

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>> Read our main Fiat Ducato review

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Ford Transit electric

Electric vans coming soon - Ford Transit Electric

The forthcoming Transit electric will be Ford’s first pure electric production van, and isn’t due on sale until 2021. Still, the firm is promising ‘competitive’ payloads and driving range.

What’s more, the thrill-seekers among you will be excited to learn it will use the same battery technology as the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. Just don’t expect it to be as fast. Can’t wait? Then there’s always the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

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>> Read our main Ford Transit review

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MAN eTGE

Electric vans coming soon - MAN eTGE

This is the sister van to the Volkswagen eCrafter, and like all other TGEs will be built by VW on MAN’s behalf. As such, proper UK sales are still up in the air.

However, we understand that you can get a right-hand drive eTGE if you really want one already – which is not the case for the VW eCrafter – thanks to a conversion process (from left-hand drive). Official WLTP driving range is 68-71 miles, so maybe don’t bother?

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>> Read our main MAN TGE review

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Maxus e Deliver 9

Maxus Deliver 9 - will form basis of eDeliver 9 electric van in the future

No firm details on the electric version of all-new Maxus Deliver 9 large van just yet, but when we visited the firm in China at the end of 2019 we were officially told that one was in the works.

This should be no surprise, as Maxus is the new name for LDV and the Deliver 9 replaces the old V80 – which is one of the few large vans that’s already available with an electric variant you can actually buy, the EV80. Maxus has access to cutting edge battery tech, so we’re expecting good things here.

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>> Read our LDV EV80 electric van review

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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Electric vans coming soon - Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Announced right at the launch of the latest Sprinter in early 2018, the electric version of Mercedes’ big van finally entered production in December 2019. But UK sales aren’t set to start until later in 2020, and we’re yet to drive the production version.

We have tested a prototype, however, which was impressive enough. But compared with rivals, the eSprinter’s single high-roof body variant and limited driving range (93 miles max) seems limiting.

>> Mercedes-Benz eSprinter prototype review

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Peugeot e-Boxer

Electric vans coming soon - Peugeot e-Boxer

The e-Boxer is Peugeot’s version of the Citroen e-Relay – which means it’s a BD Auto conversion, rather than a full Peugeot production model (making it different to the also related Fiat Ducato electric).

Unveiled at the 2019 CV Show in the UK, and now set to go on sale in early 2021, the e-Boxer has a 99-140-mile driving range claim, and a top speed limited to 55mph. Pricing should be attractive, but like all large e-vans, it won’t be cheap.

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Volkswagen e-Crafter

Electric vans coming soon - Volkswagen e-Crafter

Although the eCrafter is available in left-hand drive already – we’ve driven it – our latest info reveals you won’t be able to buy a right-hand drive one in the UK until at least the mid-life facelift.

This probably means 2021 at the earliest. And although there were UK trials of left-hand drive models, there’s no facility to get one of those here, either. Given the limited 71-mile maximum driving range this doesn’t seem like much of a loss at the moment.

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Medium electric vans coming soon

Arrival Generation 2

Electric vans coming soon - Arrival

Starting with a bit of… how shall we describe this? Very clever marketing? British ‘technology company’ Arrival is yet to produce any products, but already has secured huge orders for its ‘Generation 2’ electric van from the likes of UPS.

Perhaps it helps that it’s had major investment from Kia and Hyundai. The promises are big, too – using a clever skateboard-style chassis, it’s promising to build electric vans that are as cheap and capable as traditional diesel models. Here’s hoping it all comes true.

Citroen e-Dispatch

Electric vans coming soon - Citroen e-Dispatch, 2020

The electric version of the Citroen Dispatch should be on sale before the end of 2020. Sister van to the Peugeot e-Expert, Vauxhall Vivaro-e and Toyota Proace Electric, the latest tech details look very promising.

Three sizes of van, two battery capacities, up to 1,275kg payload and a driving range of as much as 205 miles. Could these be the vans that finally turn the tide for electric power?

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>> Read our main Citroen Dispatch review

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Morris Commercial JE

Electric vans coming soon - Morris Commercial JE

The old Morris Commercial brand has been resurrected by what’s described as a ‘UK management team’ and plans to put this retro-looking electric van into production in 2021.

Appearance aside, this is a high-tech machine. The body is made from carbonfibre, the battery is a substantial 60kWh and prototypes have been testing since 2017. Only snag is that prices are set to start at around £60,000 – which is a lot for a medium-size van, even an electric one.

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Peugeot e-Expert

Electric vans coming soon - Peugeot e-Expert

Peugeot’s version of the Citroen e-Dispatch and Vauxhall Vivaro-e, and as you'd expect it matches the driving range for the Vauxhall and Citroen, which means it claims to go as far as 205 miles on a charge. Payload is rated up to 1,275kg.

The e-Expert should be on sale before the end of 2020. There will be a choice of two battery sizes, 50kWh and 75kWh, and although it will cost more than a diesel it should be cheaper to run.

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Toyota Proace electric

Toyota Proace - will form the basis of an electric van in the future

The Toyota Proace is built for Toyota by the PSA Group in the French factory as the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and some Vivaros (including the electric one).

As such, although we don’t have many technical details about the electric Proace – which is confirmed – it will probably be similar to the electric versions of those vans. Which means that impressive 205-mile range should be an option.

>> Read our main Toyota Proace review

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Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Electric vans coming soon - Vauxhall Vivaro-e

The Vivaro-e was the first of the PSA Group vans to confirm that headline-grabbing 205-mile figure. Vauxhall has also announced the Vivaro-e will be able to tow up to 1,000kg – a first for an electric van.

What’s more, option the smaller battery (still good for a claimed 143 miles), and payload is 1,226kg, another impressive figure for an e-van. Other vital stats include a motor that delivers 136hp and 260Nm. You’ll be able to order one from June 2020.

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Volkswagen eTransporter

Electric vans coming soon - Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter T6.1

In an effort to speed-up getting an electric version of the Transporter to market, Volkswagen has turned to electric-drive specialists ABT, which has set about converting the latest T6.1 model.

VW has shelved plans to offer two battery sizes in the UK, instead choosing to sell only the smaller version to maximise payload (1,001kg) and minimise cost (starting from just over £42k). This means just 82 miles of driving range, though...

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Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

Electric vans coming soon - Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

One of the reasons VW is not putting too much effort into electrifying the Transporter is that it shortly plans to launch a bespoke electric van called the ID Buzz Cargo.

This has the retro-inspired looks of earlier Transporter generations, and is based on the new MEB electric vehicle platform Volkswagen is also using for its new ID electric car range. Expect to see the ID Buzz on sale in around about 2022.

>> VW ID Buzz Cargo concept makes world debut

Small electric vans coming soon

BYD electric van

Electric vans coming soon - BYD

BYD is a large Chinese carmaker that has big ambitions in the area of electrification, and is about to start expanding into Europe. These expansion plans include a new pure electric small van.

If you think it looks like a Nissan e-NV200 you’re not alone. No technical details yet – nor confirmation that the UK is a target market – but sales are set to start before the end of 2020.

>> New BYD electric van set to launch before the end of 2020

Citroen e-Berlingo van

Citroen Berlingo - will form the basis of an electric van in the future

No technical details yet, but Citroen has confirmed that an electric version of its latest Berlingo small van is set to go on sale in 2021.

The Berlingo is joint-winner of the 2020 Parkers Small Van of the Year Award, so we have high hopes for the electric version, especially as the e-Berlingo is likely to use similar technology to the e-Dispatch.

>> Read our main Citroen Berlingo van review

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LEVC VN5

Electric vans coming soon - LEVC VN5

You might not have heard of LEVC, but the London Electric Vehicle Company is the latest name for the firm that builds the London Taxi, now owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely – which also owns Volvo.

The VN5 van is based on the same platform and technology as the latest black cab, which means it will be a range-extended electric vehicle – like the Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid. This means a relatively short pure electric driving range, but the option to continue using petrol power.

>> LEVC VN5 electric van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

Maxus e Deliver 3

Electric vans coming soon - Maxus eDeliver 3

Maxus is the new name for LDV in the UK, and 2020 should see the firm really step things up a gear – if the coronavirus lockdown ever ends. As well as launching an all-new large van, Maxus will start selling a bespoke electric van.

Called the e Deliver 3, this small van uses part-aluminium construction to save weight, comes in two sizes, has two battery options and promises a payload rating of up to 1,020kg - which is more than any diesel small van on sale. Claimed driving range is as much as 198 miles per charge NEDC (150 miles WLTP).

>> Maxus e Deliver 3 electric van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Maxus is the new name for LDV in the UK

Mercedes-Benz eCitan

Mercedes-Benz Citan spy shot

No firm details on this yet – especially as the vehicle it’s based on hasn’t been launched yet – but we understand that Mercedes will sell an electric version of the second-generation Citan small van.

As before, the new Citan will share its platform with the Renault Kangoo – which is also set to come as an electric model – but this time Mercedes will not only go for electric power as well as diesel, it’s also had much greater say in the development of the underlying platform. 2021 at the earliest.

>> New Mercedes-Benz Citan spy photos

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Renault Kangoo ZE – second generation

Electric vans coming soon - Renault Kangoo ZE 2020

Again, no firm details at this stage, but Renault has shown a concept version of the next-generation Kangoo small van in Kangoo ZE electric guise – so we not only know for sure that there will be one, but also vaguely what it will look like.

The current Kangoo ZE was the pioneering electric van, so we’re expecting big things from the new model, which is set to be unveiled before the end of 2020, but probably won’t be on sale in the UK until 2021.

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Peugeot e-Partner

Peugeot Partner - will form the basis of an electric van in the future

Peugeot’s version of the e-Belingo and family, so no exact details yet except to say that it’s definitely happening and set to go on sale in 2021.

As another joint winner of the Parkers Small Van of the Year 2020, the Partner excels for user-friendliness and payload capacity, so the future electric version should be a versatile little machine.

>> Read our main Peugeot Partner review

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Sokon Automotive / DFSK EC35

Electric vans coming soon - Sokon Automotive / DFSK EC35

Bit of an obscure one, this. DFSK has periodically imported vans into the UK from its home base in China, and plans to start doing so again through Sokon Automotive in the UK.

These plans include the EC35, a 5.0-cubic metre capacity electric van with a claimed 138-mile driving range. We look forward to trying it soon, as it’s set to go on sale in 2020.

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Toyota Proace City electric

Toyota Proace City - will form the basis of an electric van in the future

The Proace City is a small van built on Toyota’s behalf by Peugeot-Citroen in France, and like the other small vans in the PSA Group family, an electric version is set to appear in 2021.

At this stage we have no further details than that. But given the quality of the vehicle it will be based on, we have high hopes this will be an attractive choice. And as a Toyota it will come with a five-year warranty.

>> Read our main Toyota Proace City review

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Vauxhall Combo-e

Vauxhall Combo Cargo - will form the basis of an electric van in the future

The final small van in the PSA Group family, the Vauxhall Combo is sister to the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, and is once again confirmed for an electric version that will go on sale in 2021.

We have a lot of respect for these small vans – hence making them 2020 award winners – so although there are still no details of the electric versions we are expecting them to move the game on, or at least really take the fight to the next-generation Renault Kangoo ZE.

>> Read our main Vauxhall Combo Cargo review

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Also read:

>> The best electric vans you can buy now

>> The Parkers guide to electric vans

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