Ranking the Range of Electric Vans

If Nextgreencar.com’s new statistics are anything to go by, the electric vehicle market is not only strong, but a growing one. Their data reveals that the number of electric vehicles on the UK roads has grown considerably over the past few years. In fact, new registrations have risen from 3,500 in 2013 to approximately 85,000 by the end of 2016.

Add to that the fact that there are now over 5,000 plug-in vans registered in the UK and it is clear the electric vehicle market is growing.

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As the market grows, so does the choice available to buyers. Van Monster, a commercial van specialist, aims to help buyers make the right decision when they are considering adding an electric van to their fleet. They have ranked some of the most popular models against characteristics such as speed, battery range and power – take a look at the tables below, as some features might sway your decision:

Table 1

Name of van Release date Battery range (miles) 0-62mph time (secs) Top speed (mph) Minimum kerb weight (kg)
Renault Kangoo Z.E. All models out now except for revised model, which is due to arrive in late 2017 106 (Though a revised model revealed at the 2017 Brussels Motor Show is claimed to offer a range of 168 miles) 20.3 (for standard model)

 

22.4 (for Maxi Z.E., Maxi Crew Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. models)

80 1,426 (for standard model)

 

1,505 (for Maxi Z.E model)

 

1,553 (for Maxi Crew Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. models)

Renault Master Z.E. Late 2017 124 TBC 71 TBC
Nissan E-NV200 Out now 106 14 76 1,517 (for ACENTA, ACENTA RAPID, ACENTA RAPID PLUS models)

 

1,542 (for TEKNA RAPID, TEKNA RAPID PLUS models)

Peugeot Partner Electric Out now 106 18.7 68 1,589

 

Table 2

Name of van Maximum power (hp) Maximum torque (Nm) Gross vehicle weight (kg) Gross train weight (kg) Maximum payload (kg)
Renault Kangoo Z.E. 60 226 2,126 (for the standard model)

 

2,175 (for the Maxi Z.E. model)

 

2,260 (for the Maxi Crew Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. models)

2,500 (for the standard model)

 

2,497 (for the Maxi Z.E model)

 

2,260 (for the Maxi Crew Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. models)

595-632
Renault Master Z.E. 75 TBC TBC TBC Between 1,000 and 1,100 (in van form)

 

1,400 (in flatbed form)

Nissan E-NV200 107 254 2,220 Information not available 770
Peugeot Partner Electric 67 215 2,225 Not suitable for towing 636

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