Volkswagen Electric Vans

Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity and it's easy to see why. With many environmental benefits as well as great personal advantages to the driver, there has never been a better time to make the switch.

Making The Move to Electric Motoring Making the switch to electric is a huge step to reducing emissions and the release of them into the atmosphere. This reduction in harmful emissions also has a positive effect on human health, particularly in busy, built up areas. Zero emissions also means you don’t have to pay the London congestion charge. Although emissions are much lower per mile than petrol or diesel engines, you could go one step further and switch to Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company. This would mean your electricity will come completely from renewable and sustainable sources, rather than a fossil fuel power plant. Recharging an electric vehicle costs much less than filling up with fuel. The cost of electricity at charging stations varies and some points are free, however charging at home can cost as little as 2p per mile. What’s more, the government offers grants to anyone making the switch, saving you thousands of pounds before you’ve even driven away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my business go electric?

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Making the switch to electric can benefit your business and the environment. Grants, lower running and servicing costs and access to ultra-low emissions zones can make buying a Volkswagen Electric Commercial Van beneficial for your business.

How far can I drive in an electric vehicle?

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In an electric car you can travel around 30 miles a day, you will only need to charge it around once or twice a week. The Volkswagen Electric Vans have been designed to offer a bigger range; the e-Crafter is designed to travel up to 107 mile range. The compact batteries can recharge overnight or from 0-80% in 45 minutes using a fast charger. All Volkswagen electric vans will have a range tailored for urban multi-drops. ​

What are my charging options?

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We’ve made charging your electric vehicle simple and accessible, allowing you to charge at home, on the go and even in a rush. To charge at home, all you need is a household socket or wall box that’s been professionally installed. There is a choice of three different power outlets and charging speeds available. All charging equipment is completely weather proof. When out and about you can simply charge it up during a short break at a charging station, in as little as 20 minutes. ​

How long does an electric vehicle take to charge?

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Charging times at home depend on what kind of power supply you have installed. A 3-pin plug will take 17 hours, whilst a wall box takes between 5 and 10 hours. Rapid chargers take just 45 minutes to charge the vehicle.​​

How can I charge our fleet of electric vehicles at work?

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The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points. The voucher will offer the businesses up to £350 towards the cost of installation and purchasing per charge point socket up to 20 sockets per applicant business.​

Am I eligible for the workplace charging scheme?

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The WCS (Workplace Charging Scheme) is available to many businesses, charities or public authorities, with some conditions. The grant is provided by the Government Office for Low Emissions Vehicles.​

How often should I service my electric vehicle?

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An electric vehicle should be serviced regularly just like a petrol or diesel car. We recommend after 18k miles / 24 months, then every 18k miles or 12 months.

Charging Points

There are a number of charging options for electric vehicle owners, from public charging point to wallboxes that can be fitted at your home.

With the popularity of electric vehicles increasing, there are plenty of charging options available. View the map below to locate your local charging points.

Socket And Wallbox Charging from home using a socket or wallbox, you will pay for the battery charge on your next electricity bill.
Public Charging Points Paid for public charging points - you choose your provider, who will bill you for the power you use when charging.
Free Charging Points Free charging points are located across the country, commonly found in car park of large stores.

History of the Volkswagen Electric Movement

Volkswagen first started their electric movement over 50 years ago, with years of pioneering research it has helped the brand launch their electric range.

Future Models and Concepts Find out more about potential upcoming models and concept cars
ID. Buzz Cargo ID. Buzz Cargo
Due to launch in late 2022. The ID. Buzz Cargo features innovative cargo space, an integrated workstation, and a host of driver assistance systems, making it the perfect all-electric commercial vehicle. The ID. Buzz Cargo has a striking design, with a backlit Volkswagen logo on the front and LED daytime running lights. The 48-kWh battery can be charged to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes when using a 150 kW DC fast charging system.