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The Electric Van Industry in 2023 – Key Statistics

The Electric Van - Van Sales UK
December 7th, 2023

With increasing consumer demand and much greater availability of electric vehicles, the number of electric cars and vans in the UK is growing at a staggering pace. To round up 2023, let’s take a look at some of the key statistics relating to electric vehicle sales this year to date.

How many electric vans are there in the UK?

As of the end of October 2023, Zapmap estimated that there were more than 50,427 electric vans operating in the UK. This follows a huge increase in electric van sales in 2022, with almost 17,000 new battery-electric vans being registered – an increase of 30% compared to 2021 figures.

Given that on average around 1500 new battery-electric vans have been registered each month of 2023 so far, it’s likely that we’ll see a similar total number of registrations this year, if not another increase. Regardless of the specific total for 2023, it’s clear that their growth in popularity isn’t stopping anytime soon.

What factors contribute to the increase in electric van sales?

One key factor is the increased demand for electric vans, as many are now realising the environmental and economic benefits of making the switch. With improved load space, larger battery capacities for longer ranges, and significant financial savings in fuel, maintenance and tax costs, electric vans now provide a viable, practical alternative to their diesel counterparts.

Not only that but there is now a much wider range of models available than there was even a year or two ago. Electric vans of the past were all relatively compact and offered a limited driving range, whereas now there are electric options across all van classes and driving ranges have increased drastically, meaning that electric vehicles are now capable of all-day use in both urban and rural settings.

Embrace electric with Vanaways

As a forward-thinking van leasing company, Vanaways is at the forefront of this electric revolution. We understand the evolving needs of businesses and the importance of offering practical solutions that align with both your environmental and business goals.

Whether you’re looking to make the switch to electric vans, buy vans on finance, or partner with a reliable fleet management provider, Vanaways has you covered. Our extensive range of electric vans and flexible finance options ensures that your business can embrace the future of transportation seamlessly. Get in touch with our knowledgeable team today to get your electric van experience underway.


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