There isn't a dealership around these days that doesn't have at least one electric car, but vans are lagging behind a bit. The forthcoming ban on combustion engines won't exempt commercial vehicles though - the future of the motor industry is electric. In the next few years, electric vans will be delivering our groceries, helping tradesmen do their jobs, and moving your things to a new home.
Let's look at some electric van models we can expect to see in 2022
The van industry has been rich and varied for many years. With a number of brand-new EV models due on the scene in 2022, consumers will have more options than ever before. Also, they come from a wide variety of manufacturers, showing that the van segment remains very active and vibrant.
This is huge! UK's largest van maker is going electric with its iconic Transit van in spring 2022.
The Ford E-Transit makes some good promises as well. Even though it has slightly reduced its original estimate, it still claims that its 68kWh battery will be able to provide an official range of 196 miles. With a 269hp motor, this will be the most powerful Transit on sale with 25 different versions to choose from, including models with a payload as large as 1,758kg. Priced at £42,695 (without VAT), Ford promises it will be one of the more affordable large electric vans.
Mercedes' smallest van, the Citan, will be available in electric form for the first time in late 2022. Currently, it is believed to have a 44kWh battery that should provide a range of up to 177 miles.
At this point, there is no information on how much payload it will be able to offer, but Mercedes says it always wants its customers to have the highest possible payload. Since the diesel Mercedes Citan has a payload of 780kg, we should expect similar results with the eCitan van.
The new electric Mercedes Citan is being developed alongside the Renault Kangoo, just like its predecessor. And while we're at it...
Renault Kangoo E-Tech
Renault is one of the van makers with a bit of history in the EV market, and the next generation of the Kangoo van will be the second to offer a battery-powered model. Our van leasing customers were extremely fond of the previous model, Kangoo Z.E. and we are confident the new model will be equally successful when it goes on sale in late 2022.
Although this updated Kangoo van doesn't promise a huge improvement over the original in terms of specs, it does feature a 164-mile range - the last one offered 143 miles - and a 44kWh battery versus a 33kW unit in the old one. Additionally, charging speeds of 80kW will be available, meaning that 106 miles of range can be added in as little as 30 minutes. As for the other details, like the payload, there aren't many details yet, but it'll probably be pretty close to the eCitan, so we can expect it to be around 700-800kg.
There may be some disappointment that the new Renault Kangoo won't be quite as groundbreaking as the original, but it's still a big improvement over the original. It is impossible not to notice the new design of the Kangoo E-tech - it is a much better-looking van than the Kangoo Z.E, don't you think?
Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo/ID.7
It could be the most exciting of the bunch - the production version of the ID Buzz Cargo concept from 2018. The ID.7, set to go on sale at the end of 2022, has been designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle.
Volkswagen will include a number of fancy features and equipment, and there will the possibility of adding more. This could include self-driving capabilities and, hopefully, an impressive range and performance figures.
Morris Commercial JE
This new van is expected to enter the UK market soon, but Morris Commercial JE might sound familiar to anyone who has a keen interest in the history of vans. The Morris Commercial brand has been around since 1924 but was revived in 2017 with the electric JE, which draws heavily from the original Morris J-type styling. It is scheduled to go on sale in late 2022.
With its unique and unusual styling, it isn't going to come cheap - an anticipated starting price of around £60,000. It uses more high-tech materials than the originals, such as carbon fibre and a 60kWh battery. Morris hopes to get more than 200 miles from the JE, but range details are not yet known. Moreover, Morris says the JE is capable of a 1-tonne payload.
Arrival is another new name for the UK, with this all-electric van due to make its debut in 2022.
The Arrival comes with four different battery sizes, ranging from 67kWh to 89kWh, 111kWh and 133kWh, offering a maximum range of 211 miles. With a maximum payload of 1,975kg and options for four lengths and three heights, Arrival 2022 is a big and roomy van.
In no way can we doubt that the electric van market is growing, and these new e-vans will give our customers an even greater range of options when it comes to EV leasing. CVC is looking forward to offering you the best electric van lease offers for these 2022 models.
In the meantime, if you're seeking an electric van for immediate use, check out our current electric van lease offers below. We currently have an amazing deal on the electric Mercedes Sprinter
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