Essential Industry Buzz: September 2023

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I like the Traffic, and even though this van has been around for the best part of 10 years now it’s looking like a very sensible and competitive van in electric form. With a 120hp motor, a Combined WLTP range of 184 miles and a decent payload, I expect this van to sell very well.

Available to order right now is the Mercedes-Benz eCitan. The ICE version of this (and the platform sharing products from Renault and Nissan) has wowed independent reviewers so the launch of an electric version with a range of 176 miles is quite big news. This is a real competitor to the Stellantis family of small electric vans (Vauxhall Combo Electric etc.) and will no doubt nip at the heels of these established players in the sector. 

If you have any electric or zero emission news you would like me to cover, do let me know, as I love to hear how the market is evolving to meet the needs of the Van operators of the UK!