Future electric vans – the electric vans coming soon

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Electric vans are becoming ever more important as the government and individual towns and cities crack-down on vehicle emissions. And though they are still some way off replacing diesel vans entirely, the number of electric vans is only going to increase. So we've created this list of all the new electric vans coming soon to help you keep on top of developments.

As you will see, there is a huge number of new electric models on the way from a wide range of manufacturers - and that's in addition to the electric vans that are already on sale. There are so many electric vans coming soon, 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:

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

If you’ve already made up your mind and don’t want to wait for one of these future electric vans, read our run-down of the best electric vans available now.

 

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 early 2021.

It will be built by third-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 E-Ducato

Electric vans coming soon - Fiat Ducato Electric

Fiat has managed to design the electric version of its Ducato van so it will go down the standard production line. As a result it will be able to offer lots of versions right from launch, including higher 4.25-tonne gross vehicle variants, capable of carrying up to 1,885kg - an outstanding amount of payload,

With attractive pricing and a driving range of up to 148 miles, the E-Ducato is a serious contender here.

>> Fiat E-Ducato van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Fiat Ducato review

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Ford E-Transit

Ford E-Transit Electric van, on sale 2022

The E-Transit will be Ford’s first pure electric production van and won't be on sale until 2022 - but it's going to be worth the wait. It promising an astonishing 269hp with up to 217 miles of driving range. 

What's more, payload options go up as high as 1,616kg for the panel van, and you'll even be able to divert power from the battery pack to power your tools and equipment. Can’t wait that long? Then there’s always the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

>> Ford E-Transit electric van details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Ford Transit review

>> Find a Ford Transit for sale near you

MAN eTGE

Electric vans coming soon - MAN eTGE

This is the sister van to the Volkswagen eCrafter, and like all other TGEs is built by VW on MAN’s behalf. As such, proper UK sales aren't expected until the van is facelifted in 2021.

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 e-Crafter. Official WLTP driving range is 68-71 miles, so maybe don’t bother?

>> MAN eTGE electric van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> 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 the 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 and we're expeccting to see it in the UK in 2021.

This should be no surprise, as Maxus is the new name for LDV and the diesel-powered Deliver 9 replaces the old V80 in 2020 – and the V80 is one of the few large vans that’s already available with an electric variant you can actually buy, called the EV80. Maxus has access to cutting edge battery tech, so we’re expecting good things here.

>> Maxus Deliver 9 large van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our LDV EV80 electric van review

>> Find an LDV van for sale near you

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter next-generation

Next-gen Mercedes-Benz eSprinter - three modules explained

While UK sales of the current eSprinter have only just begun in the latter part of 2020, Mercedes has already announced plans for the next-generation model. The difference is that this will use a new Electric Versatility Platform for greater performance and flexibility.

Splitting the electric components across three modules and coming with three battery sizes, this will allow the future eSprinter to be offered in a choice of body types, including chassis cabs, minibuses and ambulances. A big improvement over the single chassis cab that's currently available.

>> Next-gen Mercedes eSprinter - details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 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.

>> Peugeot e-Boxer full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Peugeot Boxer review

>> Find a Peugeot Boxer for sale near you

Volkswagen e-Crafter

Electric vans coming soon - Volkswagen e-Crafter

Although the e-Crafter 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.

>> Volkswagen e-Crafter review on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Read our main Volkswagen Crafter review

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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.

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.

>> Morris JE electric van full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

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 Vivaro-e).

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 an impressive driving range of over 200 miles should be on the cards.

>> Read our main Toyota Proace review

>> Find a Toyota Proace for sale near you

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo / ID.7 Cargo

Electric vans coming soon - Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

In addition to the e-Transporter that launched in 2020, Volkswagen is also readying a completely bespoke electric van for production. Set to be called the ID.7 Cargo, it fits into the firm's new ID range of electric vehicles, and is based on the ID Buzz concept.

This has the retro-inspired looks of earlier Transporter generations, and is based on the new MEB electric vehicle platform Volkswagen is using for its new ID electric cars as well. Expect plenty of driving range and performance, and to see the ID.7 Cargo on sale in 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 any confirmation that the UK is a target market.

>> New BYD electric van details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

Citroen e-Berlingo van

Electric vans coming soon - Citroen e-Dispatch

Citroen has confirmed that an electric version of its latest Berlingo small van is set to go on sale in 2021, powered by a 100kW / 136hp motor, juiced by a 50kWh battery pack

The Berlingo is joint-winner of the Parkers Small Van of the Year Award 2021 and 2020, so we have high hopes for the electric version, especially as the e-Berlingo looks to be using similar technology to the e-Dispatch.

>> Citroen e-Berlingo official details

>> Read our main Citroen Berlingo van review

>> Find a Citroen Berlingo van for sale near you

Maxus e Deliver 3

Electric vans coming soon - Maxus eDeliver 3

Maxus is the new name for LDV in the UK, and the firm is in the midst of launching a new electric van - which we should be able to drive early in 2021.

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

>> Find a Mercedes-Benz Citan for sale near you

Renault Kangoo ZE – second generation

Electric vans coming soon - Renault Kangoo ZE 2020

Again, no firm details at this stage, but Renault has now revealed the production version of the new Kangoo as well as shown a concept version of the next-generation Kangoo ZE electric van – so we now know more or less exactly 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 will go on sale in 2021.

>> Renault Kangoo ZE Concept full details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> 2021 Renault Kangoo - first details on Parkers Vans and Pickups

>> Find a Renault Kangoo for sale near you

Peugeot e-Partner

Electric vans coming soon - Peugeot e-Partner

Peugeot’s version of the e-Berlingo and family, so the same 136hp / 100kW electric motor and 50kWh battery pack, and set to go on sale in 2021.

As another joint winner of the Parkers Small Van of the Year 2021 and 2020, the Partner excels for user-friendliness and payload capacity, so the future electric version should be a versatile little machine.

>> Peugeot e-Partner official details

>> Read our main Peugeot Partner review

>> Find a Peugeot Partner for sale near you

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. Whether it will ever successfully launch in the UK remains to be seen.

>> Find a DFSK for sale near you

Toyota Proace City electric

Electric vans coming soon - Toyota Proace City electric

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 - a 2021 Parkers Small Van of the Year award winner - 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

Electric vans coming soon - Vauxhall Combo-e

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 2021 and 2020 award winners – so we are expecting them to move the game on, or at least really take the fight to the next-generation Renault Kangoo ZE. The 136hp motor and 50kWh battery pack are a strong start.

>> Vauxhall Combo-e official details

>> Read our main Vauxhall Combo Cargo review

>> Find a Vauxhall Combo for sale near you

Also read:

>> The best electric vans you can buy now

>> The Parkers guide to electric vans

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