Are you setting up a business? Hire an electric van!

Hire an electric van

With multiple job losses and businesses shutting down due to the pandemic, individuals have been left to get creative. The amount of newly formed businesses has been the highest it’s ever been for a few years. Now that the lockdown is easing and restrictions are slowly being lifted, travelling for work purposes is becoming essential for some companies.  Are you one of many individuals that has recently opened up a lockdown business? 

Now’s the time to start thinking about cleaning up your act, and switching to an electric vehicle instead. What sort of companies would reap the benefits if they were to hire an electric van?


Gardeners would definitely adapt well if they were to hire an electric van. Despite lockdown restrictions, gardeners have been able to get out and about to transform people’s gardens. Creating a beautiful garden takes work, and plenty of tools. The Vauxhall Vivaro-e van will not disappoint on space.

The spacious cab is designed with comfort in mind. After hours of digging, planting and lifting, it can really take its toll on a gardener’s backs. With ergonomic seating and plenty of legroom to stretch your legs in between journeys, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e is a fantastic choice for all those hard workers. 


Cleaning companies are another type of business that could benefit from an electric van. When you hire an electric van, there will be plenty of space that can easily fit all of your cleaning equipment in. Transporting hoovers, mops, buckets, sprays, and cloths will never be easier. 

Vauxhall are one step ahead, and have designed their electric vans with keyless open and start. When you have your hands full or can’t quite reach your keys to unlock the vehicle, you’ll still be able to safely store all your essentials in the van without trying to juggle your equipment.


With the closing of pubs, restaurants and cafes, individuals have needed their fix of delicious takeaway food. The world has had to adapt to a very different way of living. A large handful of small, local businesses have seen the gap in the market and grabbed it with both hands. We have seen plenty of new food and drink companies operating from the comfort of their own electric van. If you’re making multiple stops to popular destinations or delivering food orders off to customers, you’ll need to ensure you have quick, easy access to the back of the van.

The Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van has been designed with handy twin sliding side-access doors as standard. Carrying precious cargo is easily done with the help of cruise control, the head up display and speed sign recognition. All of these features will ensure you and your goods arrive in one piece. Safety is clearly at the forefront of this electric van.


During the first lockdown, businesses came to a standstill. Even estate agents and the housing industry. Until late 2020, when they were eventually deemed as essential. Removal companies are currently a highly demanded business due to the latest covid guidelines. 

The government has stated that no other household outside of your bubble is allowed to assist with moving. Since we can’t turn to a helping hand from family members, removal companies are becoming the next point of contact. 

If you want to organise moving on your own without the assistance of a company, then the vans can be hired out to any individuals that have a standard full UK driving licence. Anyone that has passed their driving test in the UK will be able to drive vans up to 3.5 tonnes. Luckily, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e comes in at just under 3.1 tonnes. If you’re looking to save money and cut out the middle man, this could be an option for you. When you hire an electric van, not only will it be economically efficient on the environment, but also your bank balance!

It is impressive how much can actually be transported in the back of a Vauxhall Vivaro-e van. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! 


Another popular type of company that uses vans is DIY businesses. Calling all painters, decorators, plasterers and builders, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e van could be for you!

Any good workman needs a great vehicle to store and transport tools, and switching to an electric van could be the perfect choice. The Vauxhall Vivaro-e L2 van will offer plenty of space to store tools, and has up to 4m of length to play with.

How can the Vauxhall Vivaro-e benefit businesses in terms of security? 

Security should be a top priority for all vehicles, especially electric vans. Company vans are commonly targeted for theft due to their contents. 

It’s great to have the option of being able to unlock the loading area whilst keeping the main cab locked. A security system is also present that can be triggered by someone trying to open the bonnet, doors or tailgate. If there is movement in the cabin area too this can also raise alarms. 

Keeping your cargo safe and secure is key. The worry of stolen tools will be a thing of the past.


If you’re looking to hire an electric van for your business, we have a range of vehicles for you to choose from. Not only do we stock the brand new Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans, we also have the slightly smaller in size, yet very popular Renault Kangoo ZE vans.

Currently, our customers have the choice of either the L2 Panel van and the L2 Elite Double Van. Both models are suitable for carrying passengers, goods or a mix of both.  

When you hire an electric van from EVision, you will benefit from:

  • Paying no upfront deposit
  • All maintenance and servicing is covered including tyre wear
  • A free electric vehicle charge point for your home or work place
  • UK Delivery
  • Pick up for free from any 4 of our collection points (Kent, Devon, Durham or Yorkshire)
  • Paying no upfront cost or initial deposit

Electric vans are becoming the new norm, and we wouldn’t want you to get left behind. If you’re interested in making your company green and emission free, hiring an electric van could be the option for you. 

Want to hire an electric van for your business?

Hires can be booked directly on our website, or by giving the EVision team a call on 01634 914063. 

Should you have any questions at all, get in contact with our EV experts that would be happy to assist.

Lastly, sign up to our monthly EVision newsletter to receive the latest news and be kept up to date. As soon as new electric vans or vehicles arrive, we will let you know!

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