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Electric Vans at Macklin Motors

Step into the future of greener motoring with new electric and hybrid vans at Macklin Motors. If reduced emissions, zero to no road tax and lower running costs sound good, explore our electric and hybrid vans now.

Need persuasion? Just ask the thousands of UK drivers who are already feeling the benefits. According to Zap Map, there were 29,000 electric vans registered by the end of September 2022, showing a promising future ahead for these eco-friendly vehicles. A future which you could be a part of.

At Macklin Motors, we have a range of electric and hybrid vans available to suit your needs and requirements. These include some fantastic models from leading manufacturers such as Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, and Vauxhall.

Ready to start your search? Browse our new electric and hybrid van deals now or read on for what makes an electric van right for you.

Modernising your journey

When you drive your electric van, you needn't worry about 'range anxiety', a common misconception of electric vehicles not providing the range needed. This is because a wealth of technology and innovation has been put into developing electric vehicles, which continues to improve each day. So that you can go about your workday with ease, all while reducing your emissions.

Power-up when needed

Wherever you go in your electric van, power follows. This is thanks to a vast public charging network which the Government are expanding each day, with over 30,000 charging stations at your service while on-the-go.

Ranging in speed from slow, to fast, and rapid, these charging points will allow you to top up your electric van's battery during the workday, so you'll never be short of power. Rapid charge points are especially handy, charging your vehicle up to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.

Electric or hybrid?

The ultimate decision when buying your new van will be whether to go for electric or hybrid. If you've never driven an automatic before and are uncertain whether this is right for you, a hybrid van will give you the best of both worlds as they offer a choice between manual or automatic. This means you can experience the modern electric motor while having the reassurance of a petrol or diesel engine on board. You will also not need to charge your hybrid van as the battery will self-charge as you drive through regenerative braking.

History of electric vehicles timeline

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.

View the EV 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

New to the world of zap? Not to worry, as we've created this handy comparison guide for you to arm yourself with all you need to know when making your decision:

Electric Vehicle

Electric vans, like most battery-powered objects, are powered exclusively by electricity. This powers the electrical motors which enables your vehicle to drive, producing zero emissions and very little sound as a result. Electric vehicles will need to be recharged regularly in order to avoid letting the battery run flat, which can be done through plugging into a power source either at home via a wall-mounted box or domestic socket, or at a public charging station.

Hybrid Vehicle

Unlike electric vans, hybrid vans do not need to be charged. This is because they are powered with both an electric battery and a petrol or diesel engine, with the battery powering your shorter journeys, and the engine powering your longer travels. Simply fuel up as you would normally and go! Using innovate regenerative braking technology, this replaces the need to charge the battery through storing energy normally lost during deceleration in the battery.

Elctric Vehicle

Electric vans are automatic, meaning there are no gears to change as you drive. All you need to do is place your foot on the pedal, and go. This results in a much smoother drive than petrol or diesel powered vehicles as well as less noise, meaning you can drive more comfortably. They also produce 50% less greenhouse gases, allowing you to play your part in achieving a more sustainable future of motoring.

Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrids are also smooth to drive thanks to the electric battery, though with hybrids there is a choice between manual or automatic transmission. Whichever you go for, you will experience a smoother, more enjoyable journey as the battery will help to reduce the load on your vehicle�s engine, while helping to reduce fuel consumption.

Elctric Vehicle

Electric vans are the perfect solution to help make your workday run more smoothly and your business greener. From cheaper maintenance and zero road tax, to easier, eco-friendly driving, there are many things to love about electric vans.

Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid vans offer you complete flexibility, allowing you to make smarter, more sustainable choices according to your driving preferences. You'll still benefit from lower road tax while making some savings on your fuel thanks to the electric motor.

Electric Vehicle

If you commute shorter distances and have off-road parking to charge your vehicle, an electric van will make a great choice for you. Ensuring you top up your van�s battery regularly with the many charging points available for you to use will be a simple solution to help keep things running smoothly. Book a test drive using our enquiry form to find out if electric vans are for you.

Hybrid Vehicle

Though not as speedy, hybrid vans offer you a more economical solution for your business that is ideal for longer drives on the motorways. Save money through your van�s electric battery charging on-the-go, while reducing your fuel consumption. Put a hybrid to the test and try one for yourself through booking a test drive with our enquiry form.

Electric & hybrid vans - More choice at Macklin Motors

With more manufacturers expanding their electric and hybrid van range each day, this means more choice for you. At Macklin Motors, we offer vans from Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, and Vauxhall, meaning there will be something for everyone:

New Electric Vans

New Hybrid Vans

125 bikes

Ford Transit

Adventure bikes

Nissan Townstar

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Peugeot e-Partner

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Renault Kangoo E-Tech

Audi e-Tron

Vauxhall Combo Electric


Vauxhall Movano-e

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 can indeed be cheaper to run than petrol or diesel models. With cheaper costs per mile, you'll be able to go about your daily business in your electric van without it eating into your budget.

According to Zap Map, the Vauxhall Vivaro e-Life costs between 6-14p per mile, depending on real-world energy usage. Meanwhile, the diesel equivalent Vivaro would cost you between 18-20p per mile, meaning that electric vans certainly show potential for being more economical. You can use other cost calculators such as these to decide whether electric vans fit better into your budget.

Another thing to note is that electric vehicles require a lot less maintenance than your average petrol or diesel models since they contain fewer moving parts, meaning you won�t have to take your van to the garage nearly as often.

What incentives are available for those who choose to switch?

If you drive a van, there�s never been a better time to make the switch to electric.

With the Government�s Plug-in electric vehicle grant, you could save on your purchase of small or large electric vans. These will be sold at an impressive 35% discount included in the purchase price, giving you a real chance to save money on your purchase while adding value to your business!

Savings vary depending on the size of the van you purchase:

Small Vans:

  • £2,500 maximum discount, provided that these weigh less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) in gross weight, produce less than 50g/km of CO2 emissions, and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) using fully electric power.

We have the following vans in stock which are eligible for the scheme: Peugeot e-Partner, Renault Kangoo ZE, Toyota Proace City Electric, and the Vauxhall Combo-e.

Large Vans:

  • £5,000 maximum discount, provided that these weigh between 2,500kg-4,250kg in gross weight, produce less than 50g/km of CO2 emissions, and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) using fully electric power.

If you are looking for a large van, we stock the following eligible vans for this grant: Ford E-Transit Leader, Ford E-Transit Trend, Peugeot E-Boxer, Peugeot E-Expert, Renault Master ZE, Toyota Proace Electric, Vauxhall Vivaro-e.

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

For most small vans, the added weight of a battery will make no difference, however the same cannot be said for larger vans.

This is because in the UK the legal maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) for a standard license is 3.5 tonnes, Parkers reports. As most large vans alone will easily cover this allowance, this presents a problem with electric vans with the added weight of the battery. This could reduce the amount of payload you can carry within this limit.

However, the Government has developed an exception for some vans, allowing these an increased limit of up to 4.25 tonnes, known as alternative fuel payload derogation. This means you can use your electric van as needed for the workday, while still complying to legal government standards.

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

Many people worry that the range of their electric vehicles will not be enough for the demands of daily driving, a misconception which is commonly referred to as �range anxiety.� Though you don�t need to worry about your electric van suddenly running out of charge like your iPhone for instance.

First of all, you will be charging your electric van regularly, topping up the battery while on-the-go meaning that your van�s battery should never completely deplete leaving you stranded. Then there�s the fact that UK drivers will drive an average of 20 miles a day according to NimbleFins, meaning your electric van is sure to get you where you need to go daily.

What's electric van performance like?

Electric vans are responsive, with instant acceleration and torque. Placing your foot on the pedal to go, and lifting off to stop, they are incredibly easy to drive and deliver a noticeably smoother journey than petrol or diesel vans.

There�s no changing gear required meaning you can sit back and enjoy a more comfortable, hassle-free journey, especially while in busier built-up areas. There�s also little to no sound thanks to the electric motors they use, making them much quieter.

Still an electric sceptic?

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


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