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.

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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.

Meet the Electric Range

    ABT e-Transporter 6.1 The much-loved transporter has been transformed into the exciting electric version. The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 is fitted with an underfloor battery which allows plenty of space in the rear. Keep up to date with stock levels as it is currently out of stock to secure your electrified van.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of Electric Vehicles?


    There are 3 main types of Electric Vehicle (EV); 100% Electric, Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) and Mild Hybrids. 100% Electric does as the name suggests, runs completely off electric and will need to be plugged in to be re-charged. PHEVs also need to be plugged in to be recharged but as a hybrid they still use an amount of petrol or diesel to run. Finally, Mild Hybrids run on both electricity and petrol or diesel but don't require to be plugged in to recharge.

    How do I charge an Electric Vehicle?


    Electric vehicles can either be charged at public or private charging stations, allowing you to charge your vehicle’s battery regardless of where you are. Mild Hybrids (those that don't require to be plugged in) recharge on their own through regenerative braking without needing to be plugged in. This means the battery will recharge by energy produced each time you brake.

    What type of Public Chargers are available?


    There are 3 main types of Public Chargers; Fast, Rapid and Ultra-Rapid Chargers. You can find out more about Public Charging here.

    Where can I find Public Chargers?


    Fast chargers are usually found in supermarket carparks or leisure centres. Rapid and Ultra Rapid chargers are typically found at service stations. Several shops, restaurants, hotels, workplaces and car parks do now have electric chargers. You can search what type of chargers are nearby or on your route via ZapMap

    What are my Home Charging options?


    Home chargers come in the form of a normal 3-pin plug or you can have a wallbox installed. The 3-pin plug option uses a standard plug in your home, these usually take longer to charge your EV. There's many wallbox options on the market and they vary in charging speed based on their kW. They are fitted to your outside wall close to where you park your EV and allows you to plug you EV in and charge it. The wallboxes that we offer in partnership with Insight Energy can be found here. We will discuss which wallbox is most suited to your EV and your lifestyle and help arrange it to be fitted at your house.

    How long does it take to charge an Electric Vehicle?


    Ultra-Rapid chargers typically take between 20 - 30 minutes and Rapid chargers take up to an hour. Fast chargers take between 1 to 6 hours depending on the amount of kW your car can take. These charge times will differ depending on multiple conditions such as your car's battery size. A home charger can be used for overnight use, where the prices are lower. Please ask our team for specific charging times for an individual model.

    How often will I need to recharge my EV?


    The frequency of recharging depends on many factors that will be personal to your vehicle and your lifestyle. Each EV has a different mile range they're able to do on a single charge based on their battery size. Therefore, your EV will display how many miles you have left before needing to recharge.

    Is Electric Charging expensive?


    No, public charging networks allows you to reduce your annual fuel bill by around 35%. Additionally, charging an electric car at home is 80-90% cheaper per year than refuelling with petrol or diesel if you use a smart charge point to schedule your vehicle to charge overnight.

    How far can I travel in an EV?


    An EV's electric mile range will vary per each make and model. Please speak to a member of our team to find out about a specific vehicle. But with regular EV charging stations that are now available the distance you can travel is endless.

    What about Servicing an EV?


    Servicing an EV will be required at regular intervals, the same as a standard vehicle. We offer EV Service Plans to help you spread the costs via monthly payments over a set period of time.​

    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
    California CONCEPT The all-new California CONCEPT has been revealed with a larger and more comfortable design and introducing a plug-in hybrid technology to the California for the first time. The biggest change to the design is the addition to the second sliding door allowing access to the lounge area from both sides, which means the interior has been rearranged to flow and feel better. Get in contact to keep up to date with this new vehicle and book a test drive.