Vehicle Search

There are 316 vehicles in stock

Electric Van Running & Service Costs

An electric van could be the perfect opportunity to cut business costs. If you need a van to keep your business moving or to transport goods around, it’s important to take the running costs of your vehicle into consideration. Especially as they’ll likely make up a large portion of your monthly outgoings.

Running Costs

When you own an electric van, you’ll never pay hefty petrol station prices. In fact, charging an electric van overnight is estimated to cost £8.35 to fully charge a flat battery. Whereas, you’d need to spend £22.00 on diesel to cover 100 miles. Switching to an electric van could reduce your vehicle running costs. Thus, saving you money and reducing your outgoings each month.

Also, if you’re registered as a company, you may be able to write off some of your household energy bills against VAT. This is because they energy you use to charge your electric van is a legitimate business cost. This will again keep running costs low and save you some pennies.

Journey Cost Comparison. Diesel Vs Electric.

Comparing the cost of a 100 mile daily journey

UK average diesel price (as of 08/06/2022)

188.05 pence per litre

UK average electricity price (as of 05/2022)

16.7 pence/kWh (off-peak)

28.3 pence/kWh (standard rate)

Citroën Berlingo Crew Van



Cost per mile


Journey cost


Annual cost


Citroën ë-Berlingo Crew Van



(50 kWh battery)

Cost per mile


Journey cost


(off-peak charge)

Annual cost


For this 100 mile journey, driving an electric CITREON e-Berlingo Crew Van could save you up to £19 in fuel costs when compared to the diesel CITROEN Berlingo Crew Van.

Driving 100 miles a day in a diesel CITROEN Berlingo Crew Van over a 12 month period would cost an estimated £9,059 in fuel.

The same distance in an electric CITOREN e-Berlingo Crew Van would cost approximately £2,139.

Annual saving

Business incentives

You’ll find a host of financial benefits for your business.

Long-term savings

Lower cost per mile and lower maintenance costs.
*Please note. Energy prices vary and can go up and down – as does the cost of diesel. The above is for illustrative purposes and is accurate at the time of writing (June 2022). To find your current cost per kWh, please check your electricity bill or contact your provider. Any significant changes in fuel price will have a direct impact on cost per mike, any overall journey cost.

Save on road tax and company car tax

Government grants & schemes offered

Maintenance & servicing costs are lower

Environmentally friendly. Zero emissions

Business and brand image booster

EV congestion charge-exemptions

Business savings – Benefit in Kind (BIK)

Cheaper to run than diesel alternatives

Free parking incentives in some areas

Future-proof business operations

Improve air quality & reduced noise pollution

Smooth, peaceful driving experience

Service Costs

Electric vans are cheaper to maintain than diesel vans. This is because they have fewer moving parts. The engines are less prone to wear and tear, there are no pistons pumping up an down, no manual clutch to wear out and no oil to change. As a result, you can expect the servicing costs for electric vans to be cheaper. The motor in an electric van is used to recover energy each time you let up the accelerator, resulting in longer-lasting brake pads and discs.

*Fewer parts

Electric vans have fewer bits to go wrong electric drive trains have far fewer moving parts). A regular diesel engine can contain hundreds of working, moving parts which means there’s lots that can go wrong and parts that need replacing over time,

An electric van, in comparison, has a lot less to wear out, so maintenance costs are much lower when compared to ICE Vehicles.

*Regenerative braking

One of the best things about electric vans is the regenerative braking system. It recycles energy that would usually be lost through heat and, instead, uses it to recharge the battery. It’s a great way to conserve energy and increase your EV range.

Braking becomes more efficient, placing less wear and tear on the brakes. Brake disks and pads still need maintaining but this needs to be done less often, saving you money.

*Cost efficiency

Research shows that an electric vehicle costs at least 30% less to service and maintain than a traditional vehicle (depending on the vehicle, of course).

One thing that is still comparable between traditional and electric vehicles, is tyre wear. Tyres will need to be changed regularly.

Van Sales UK

If you’re looking to start making business savings today, let the team at Van Sales UK help you. Reduce your running servicing costs by switching to an electric van today. With 1000’s of new vans available from manufacturers and around 100 used vans on site in Bristol, look no further than us! Start browsing with us today.


Mailer Signup