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Electric Van Lease Deals

Making the switch to electric vans is easier than ever before. With more models to choose from, wider charging options and lower running costs, there’s little reason for your business to resist the charge of electrification.

An Introduction To Electric Vans

The UK is a prime target for electric van manufacturers, thanks to an explosion in demand and an island that is compact enough to keep most journeys within the limits of the battery pack.

There’s never been a wider range of models to lease, from city-friendly super compact vans like the Renault Zoe to fully-fledged 3.5-tonne favourites such as the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and Vauxhall Movano. And, thanks to some clever design, there’s no need to compromise on load-lugging ability, with battery-powered vans being every bit as capable as their fossil fuelled brethren.

As well as being more environmentally friendly, the total cost of ownership of many electric vans is lower than their diesel-powered counterparts too, while your vehicle will be exempt from ULEZ and congestion charges, further lowering your businesses overheads and improving margins.

Electric Van Leasing Models

Benefits of Electric Van Leasing

Affordable electricity costs

Fuel costs, in the form of electricity, should be around a tenth of the cost of diesel, saving a fortune for owner-operators and fleets alike.

Exempt from congestion charges

Zero emissions mean any electric van is exempt from the increasing number of low emission zones or congestion charge areas in cities around the country.

Simple & Low Cost Maintenance

Low maintenance costs and simple repairs will keep your van on the road for longer and with less expenditure.

Relaxing Driving Experience

Instant power and no gear changes make for a relaxing driving experience, with the near-silent operation reducing driver fatigue and improving safety.

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Electric Van Leasing FAQs

Absolutely. For smaller vans with a gross vehicle weight below 2,500kg, the government will step in and cover 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £3,000. For larger vans, that extends to £6,000. These grants reduce your lease payments, meaning usually expensive electric options can end up being cheaper than more traditionally-powered models.

Most will plug into a standard three-pin socket, but that’s a slow and tedious way of topping up your van. A dedicated charger for your home or yard will make overnight charges simple, cheap and easy, and these can be installed for very little - and are often free. On the road, rapid chargers simply plug in as easily as you’d pump diesel, although there are an array of payment options. Most accept simple contactless card payments (or will do soon) though.

This depends on the size of the battery pack, but even the largest - currently the 75kWh van family from Citroen, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhall, can take an 80% charge in just 45 minutes, enough for another 164 miles of motoring.

As a general rule, the larger the battery pack, the longer the range. Batteries are measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) with the 37.3kWh Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter having an official range of just 83 miles, against the 75kWh Vauxhall Vivaro-e’s 205 miles.

Generally, yes. There are far fewer things to go wrong, so servicing is often cheaper and quicker, keeping you on the road for longer. Tax savings can be significant, and every electric van avoids being clobbered by congestion charges and low emission zone fees. Of course, electricity is also far cheaper than diesel - even an expensive home tariff will see your fuel bills cut by more than half. Expect to pay around 5p per mile covered.

Every electric van operates like an automatic, although technically there aren’t any gears at all - the electric motor simply spins faster if you want to go more quickly.

Yes. Most electric vans are rated for towing, with some able to pull loads as heavy as a tonne.