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Discover Electric Vans at Vertu Motors

Join the next generation of motoring with our electric and hybrid vans for sale. A fantastic way for you to reduce your emissions and running costs, while making each driver smoother.

With over 29,000 vans registered at the end of September 2022 according to Zap Map, the electric van age is well and truly underway, and you could be a part of it.

Joining the thousands of other motorists who have made the switch, you could contribute to a cleaner environment alongside several financial benefits for yourself- from lower to zero road tax and grants to help with your purchase.

At Vertu Motors, we have a range of new electric and hybrid vans for you to explore, from leading manufacturers including Toyota, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz

Modern motoring at its finest

In the automotive industry, technology continues to improve rapidly to help the global shift towards greener energy sources. This means that with an electric vehicle, you do not need to worry about so called 'range anxiety', as mile ranges are constantly improving with more testing and advanced technology. Whatever the task at hand, your electric van will make travelling on the job easier.

Power on demand

While on-the-go in your electric van, you will benefit from access to a large network of public charging stations for you to use. Currently there are over 30,000 of these, though the Government are working to improve this daily so that you will never be short of power when a top-up is needed.

With three speeds (slow, fast, and rapid), you will soon be on your way once more with chargers to suit your power needs. Rapid chargers allow you to top up your battery to 80% in just 30 minutes, perfect for the longer commute home.

Electric or hybrid?

If you have never previously owned an electric vehicle, we understand it may be daunting for you to make the switch. If you are unsure whether a fully electric vehicle is right for you, why not choose a hybrid and experience the best of both worlds? With a petrol or diesel engine, and an electric motor, discover the flexibility afforded to your journeys, and charge as you go simply through driving, thanks to regenerative braking.

History of electric vehicles

Scroll through our electric vehicle timeline to find out how things have evolved from the very first known electric model to the revolutionary EVs that we see on our roads today.

History of electric vehicles timeline

Convenient Driving Experience

Save on Fuel

Save on Road Tax

Easy charging at more than 15,000 points, or from the comfort of home

Better for the environment

Improves business image

Electric vans vs Hybrid vans

Still wondering what the differences are between electric and hybrid vans? Use our handy comparison guide below for all you need to know to make your decision:

Electric Vehicle

A fully electric van will be powered exclusively through an electric battery. As with any other battery-powered item, this will need to be recharged when depleted, which you can do either from home or at a public charging station. Though they may come with a requirement for regular charging, electric vans are continually improving in range making them a strong competitor against many of their current petrol or diesel equivalents.

Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid vans offer an electric battery alongside a petrol or diesel engine. This gives you the flexibility of using your electric battery for shorter commutes and the engine for longer ones. They are also incredibly convenient as they do not require charging! Regenerative braking helps to charge the battery as you drive, storing the energy that would normally be lost from slowing down. Fantastic for on-the-go!

Elctric Vehicle

Electric vans offer convenient handling and easy driving as they are automatic. Simply place your foot on the pedal, and the rest is taken care of. The hassle of changing gears is removed, along with the noise of a petrol or diesel engine. Offering a smoother journey, electric vans are kinder to the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50%.

Hybrid Vehicle

Offering a choice of manual or electric, your hybrid van will be whatever you want it to be! Whichever you choose, you will benefit from a smoother journey with little to zero noise and convenience at your fingertips. The battery will help to reduce the load on your engine, saving you on fuel while helping you to drive greener.

Elctric Vehicle

With a variety of benefits to both you and the environment, fully electric vans will be a much-welcome addition to your business and lifestyle. From the easy driving and charging they offer thanks to continually improving charging networks, to helping you go greener each day.

Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid vans offer a lightweight, economical, and eco-friendly transport solution for your business, bringing you a variety of benefits such as reduced road tax, the convenience of self-charging and improving your business� image.

Electric Vehicle

If you have off-road parking for home charging and tend to travel shorter distances, an electric van will work wonders for you and your business. If you commit to charging your battery regularly while out and about, you will never have to worry about running out of charge. Though the best way to know if an electric van is right for you is to experience it for yourself. Book a test drive now using our enquiry form.

Hybrid Vehicle

With a higher range and improved mileage, hybrid vans are ideal for longer drives on the motorway. Not only will they get you where you need to go, but they will do so in a way that has a better impact on your wallet as well as the environment. Enquire now for a test drive, and see whether hybrid vans are for you.

Electric & hybrid vans - More choice at Vertu Motors

At Vertu Motors, we have a range of electric and hybrid vans to suit your budget from a number of manufacturers. With options expanding daily, you will always have plenty of choice. Browse new and electric vans now from Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen.

New Electric Vans

New Hybrid Vans

Mercedes-Benz eCitan

Mercedes-Benz eVito

Toyota Proace

Toyota Proace City

Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo

In Pursuit of zappiness

With over 30,000 charging points in the UK, and more popping up each year, charging your electric van has never been easier. View a live map of your local charging points by clicking the button below.

Open map

You can also charge a lot of electric and hybrid vehicles from home using a standard three-pin plug, or a home charging point. If you do decide to install a home charging point, you could be eligible for a grant from the Government to make it more affordable.


Are electric vans cheaper to run?

Electric vans are cheaper to run than their petrol or diesel equivalents, due to several benefits.

First, you could expect lower costs per mile with your electric van. The Mercedes Benz eVito, for instance, costs around 7p per mile, according to Zap Map. The Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer on the other hand, costs around 14p per mile, according to Sust-it. This makes the electric version around half as expensive to run in comparison.

By using costs calculators such as these, you can assess how much cheaper it will be to run your electric van in comparison to a petrol or diesel, perfect for helping plan your budget.

Public charging points are also reasonably priced, with some even offering free charging either for a limited or unlimited time. Using the various charging apps available, you can see which charging point will best suit your van and wallet. You can view a list of the best apps available to download in our blog for new EV owners.

What incentives are available for those who choose to switch?

Aside from the lower running costs with electric vans, you could save even further with the Government�s plug-in vehicle scheme.

For vans, this states that they can be sold at a 35% discount, which will be included in the purchase price. Depending on the size of the van and meeting certain eligibility criteria, you could save money while adding value to your business.

Small Vans:

  • £2,500 maximum discount for small vans, provided these are less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) in gross weight, have CO2 emissions under 50g/km, and are able to travel at least 96km (60 miles) without producing any emissions.

Our Toyota Proace City electric range is eligible for the small vans grant.

Large Vans:

  • £5,000 maximum discount, provided these are between 2,500kg-4,250kg in gross weight, have less than 50g/km of CO2 emissions, and are able to travel at least 96km (60 miles) without producing emissions.

We stock a range of vans which are eligible for this grant, including: Mercedes-Benz eVito, Mercedes-Benz eVito Premium, Mercedes-Benz eVito Progressive, Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, Toyota Proace City Electric, and the Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter.

What about the added weight of a battery to my van?

For small vans this is less of an issue, however there are some implications for larger vans.

In the UK, the legal maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) for a standard UK driving license is 3.5 tonnes, according to Parkers. Most large vans will easily use up this allowance, so with an electric battery to contend with, this could reduce payload and the amount you can carry within the limit.

Thankfully, the Government have devised a solution by allowing an increased weight limit of up to 4.25 tonnes for electric van drivers in specific instances. Referred to as the alternative fuel payload derogation, this means you will not have to suffer from reduced payload with your electric van.

Will I have enough range for day-to-day work?

Range anxiety is a common misconception with electric vehicles. Since battery-charged objects can run out eventually, some motorists are apprehensive about getting an electric vehicle for fear they will run out of charge suddenly.

However, electric vehicles are surprisingly well-performing in this area, with ranges under constant improvement. According to NimbleFins, the average British driver travels around 20 miles each day in their vehicle. The Toyota Proace Medium for example, offers a range of up to 143 miles, meaning this should be more than enough for your daily travels.

By topping up your electric van�s battery regularly, you can rest assured that you will never be short of power to get you from A to B.

What's electric van performance like?

Electric vans, like most electric vehicles, are noticeably smoother to drive than petrol or diesel vans. With instant torque thanks to a powerful electric motor, you will experience a more instant response when accelerating.

Since fully electric vehicles are automatic, this also replaces the hassle of changing gear, which can be especially useful for when caught in traffic. With little sound other than the quiet hum of the electric motor, electric vans will also be much quieter to drive.

Still an electric sceptic?

Come and test drive one for yourself - we think you'll be surprised!


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