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New Vans 2023: The Future of Transportation is Here!

Discover the latest models arriving this year

If you are in the market to upgrade your van, then you will no doubt have your eye on the latest commercial vehicles available in 2023. With so much choice at your fingertips, why not let us do the hard work for you? Discover the new vans for 2023 in our article dedicated to the newest releases. 

Here at Loads of Vans in Sutton, we provide new, nearly new and used vans to customers in Surrey, London, and beyond. We’re here to help keep the nation moving with our wide range of stock, much of which is ready to drive away today!

Read on to find out what this year's models are now available, an overview of prices, the best time of year to buy a van, and so much more…  

What new vans are coming out in 2023?

2023 looks set to be the year when electric power dominates the market in terms of new releases. With the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans coming to an abrupt end in 2030, it’s little wonder that manufacturers have opted to focus their efforts on EV technology for the mainstream.

As such, the current year is set to showcase the latest zero-emission commercial vehicles, which means your transition to electric could come sooner than you first thought. Check out the year's new van releases in our handy guide:

Electric van models released this year

No matter what your view on fully electric vans is, battery power is here to stay. The good news is that the commercial vehicle market is quickly catching up with the EV technology developed for passenger cars. This means more choices, better battery ranges, longer driving distances, and improved payload capacities. 

Initial data provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows some interesting results in regard to EV sales during 2022, which rose by 50%. Where the commercial vehicle market is concerned, diesel remains the top choice, but electric vans now account for over 5% of the market and are rising fast.

Check out the zero-emission vans set for release in 2023 and you never know, you could be behind the wheel of an EV very soon…    

Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric

Introducing the all-new Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric, the third zero-emission vehicle in the Renault range. Nicely filling the gap between its smaller and larger equivalents - the Kangoo and the Master - the medium-sized Trafic is a staple choice for many sole traders and business owners across the country.

new Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric 2023

Based on the existing diesel Trafic van, the E-Tech version sticks with the same cargo dimensions and volume you’ll find in the standard van. Set to launch in the first part of the year, prices for the all-new Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric will be announced by the manufacturer in due course. 

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 zero-emission Renault Trafic:

  • 52kWh battery
  • Up to 149 miles of driving range (WLTP)
  • 750kg towing capacity
  • Up to 8.9m³ of load volume
  • Up to 4.15m load length
  • Two body lengths (L1 and L2)
  • Best-in-class features   

Renault Kangoo E-Tech 100% Electric

If you’re looking for small vans that will make light work of the city, then the all-new Renault Kangoo E-Tech (complete review here) 100% Electric model could be just your cup of tea. Now available to order, the Kangoo boasts the latest in lithium-ion battery technology so you’ll benefit from the ultimate performance and won’t have to settle for less space.

new Renault Kangoo E-Tech 2023

Without compromising on anything its diesel equivalents have to offer, the Kangoo E-Tech starts at £34,975 from new. Expect easy charging whether at home, at work, or on the go, making it the ideal small van of choice for self-employed professionals or for companies looking to expand their fleet.  

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 zero-emission Kangoo:

  • 45kWh battery
  • Up to 186 miles of driving range (WLTP)
  • Rapid charging ability of 105 miles in just 27 minutes
  • Two versions available (L1 and L2)
  • Up to 4.9m³ of load volume
  • 1.5 tonnes of towing capacity
  • Up to 20 driver-assistance systems

If a fully electric van isn’t up your street just yet, then why not consider the petrol or diesel-powered award-winning all-new Renault Kangoo which has just been voted ‘Best Small Van’ at the WhatCar? 2023 Van and Commercial Vehicle Awards.

The compact van won a huge amount of praise from the renowned magazine and website when the expert judging panel was blown away by its practicality and capabilities - you know what they say, good things come in small packages!

Nissan Townstar Electric

Another small van set to make a big impression in 2023 is the All-New Nissan Townstar with an electrified powertrain for emission-free driving. No matter where your journey takes you, benefit from lower running costs without compromising on style or performance.

new Nissan Townstar Electric 2023

The 100% electric Nissan Townstar is designed to be as individual as you are and can be tailored to your needs; choose a seating layout to suit you and opt for the rear doors to open as you see fit. It really is a compact vehicle that offers convenience and versatility. 

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 zero-emission Nissan Townstar:

  • 45kWh battery
  • Up to 184 miles of driving range (Combined Cycle)
  • Available in L1 and L2 version
  • Up to 2.2m of load length
  • Wide-opening sliding side doors
  • Rear opening wide enough for a Euro pallet
  • Intelligent driver safety systems
  • 5-year Nissan warranty for electrical components
  • 8-year Nissan warranty for the battery   

Maxus T90EV

Maxus may not be a name you’re currently familiar with, but this brand of Chinese-built electric vans is quickly becoming a big deal. Already offering a range of high-efficiency LCVs, Maxus launches its first-ever electric pick-up truck, named the T90EV.

new Maxus T90EV 2023

Built upon the same platform as the current T90 version, the all-new Maxus T90EV looks set to revolutionise electric pick-ups with its stylish high-spec models that do light work of both on and off-road driving. Prices start from £49,950. 

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 zero-emission Maxus T90EV:

  • 88.5kWh battery
  • Up to 220 miles of range (WLTP)
  • A maximum payload of 1,000kg
  • A maximum length of 5.3m
  • Towing capacity of up to 1,500kg
  • Up to 80% charge in just 45 minutes
  • 10.25-inch on-board digital touchscreen

If it’s a panel van you’re looking for, then why not consider the Maxus e DELIVER 3 which is making big moves for a small commercial vehicle. Available with a 35Kw or 52.5Kw battery, the e DELIVER 3 makes light work of the roads by delivering up to 213 miles on a single charge. 

Reliability, safety and driver comfort come together to redefine your LCV needs in one small but mighty zero-emission package. Discover the e DELIVER 3 in stock at Loads of Vans right now. 

Vauxhall Vivaro Electric e-HYDROGEN

For something a bit different, Vauxhall is launching the Vivaro-e HYDROGEN as an addition to its existing electric range. The mid-sized panel van is a plug-in fuel cell EV reliant on hydrogen power, making it as zero-emission as they come. 

new Vauxhall Vivaro e-HYDROGEN 2023

Expect a favourable 249-mile range alongside the perks of rapid three-minute refuelling so you can spend more time on the job at hand. The LCV is based on the existing battery-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e complete with two sliding doors. Powerful enough to make easy work of continuous motorway driving, the battery is replaced by hydrogen tanks without having to make any adaptations to the body.

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 zero-emission Vauxhall Vivaro-e HYDROGEN:

  • 45kW of fuel cell power
  • Up to 249 miles of range
  • An increased payload of 1,100kg
  • Available in standard and long wheelbase versions
  • Up to 5.30 metres in length
  • Up to 6.1m³ of cargo space
  • Rapid charging capabilities of 31 miles in just 3 minutes

If it’s a badged commercial from Stellantis that you’re looking for, then we currently have the Vauxhall Vivaro electric in stock, as well as the Peugeot e-Expert and Citroën e-Dispatch - each available at an unbeatable price and ready to drive away today.   

What 2023 models are out?

If you’re hoping to get your hands on a brand new model in 2023, then from the list featured above, these are the commercial vehicles readily available in Q1:

  • Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric
  • Renault Kangoo E-Tech 100% Electric
  • Nissan Townstar Electric
  • Maxus T90EV

One other LCV coming this year and worth mentioning is the new Ford Transit Custom, with its all-new electric version – e-Transit. This version, of the popular Ford Transit, will be powered entirely by an electric engine with a range of up to 126 miles on a single charge, making it suitable for London’s busy streets and a versatile option for businesses in the UK. The e-Transit Custom boasts a payload capacity of up to 1711 kg and is sure to be a game-changer in the world of LCVs.

There are still very long lead times for many of the new electric vans being released in 2023, but you can get your hands on an EV here at Loads of Vans. Go green with our electric vans for sale that we have in stock and ready to drive away today.

Let’s not forget the nearly new EVs that have also been making headlines in the last year; from the Citroën e-Dispatch to the Peugeot e-Expert and Nissan E-NV200. Reward yourself by selecting a discounted model in our ‘Vanuary’ sale and make big savings when you choose to go battery-powered.  

Make sure you keep an eye on our van reviews section - New Vans, to read fresh information and details about the new petrol, diesel and electric models coming to the UK market. 

Why are new vans in short supply?

It's not headline news that the new car and vans market has been facing supply problems in 2022, and these issues are likely to continue - for how long exactly, we’re not entirely sure. 

If you didn’t know, the supply issues are due to a number of reasons; initially brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to shortages of vital semiconductors, as well as the impact felt across the world by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

You can find out in more detail how the pandemic and war in Europe have had an effect on the supply of new commercial vehicles, in our blog dedicated to the subject: Why is There a Shortage of New and Used Vans in the UK? 

Are van prices high at the moment?

High demand for both new and used vans paired with vehicle material shortages have unsurprisingly pushed up the price of LCVs. After a prolonged period of increasing prices, van values are expected to hold steady at the beginning of the present year.

Ongoing supply restrictions of course force prices to remain high, but they are set to slowly come down throughout the course of the year as manufacturers work to reduce waiting times on new models.   

Will second-hand van prices drop?

The second-hand van market has seen unprecedented numbers of vehicles sell post-pandemic. As prices rocket due to demand, there of course will always be a breaking point. It seems that point may have come as we navigate our way through the first quarter of the year. 

Compared to 2021, used model prices had fallen by the end of 2022, but it’s worth noting that prices of used LCVs still remain over 50% higher than they were pre-pandemic. As such, the weighting between what a self-employed business owner can afford and what type of LCV is required for the job in hand has been somewhat unfairly balanced.

However, the tipping point will no doubt redress the balance by mid-2023 as used model prices will be impacted by the delivery of new vans.    

What time of year is best to buy a van?

Whether you wish to buy a new or used van, it’s worth considering if there’s a better time of year in which to make such a big investment. Are you a business owner or a self-employed individual? If so, think about the timing of your purchase if it falls around the start of the tax year in April, as this could hinder or help you from a tax point of view. 

Then there’s the dealer’s point of view to take into account too - this could work in your favour! Allow us to give you a little insight into how new and used commercial vehicle dealerships such as ourselves operate… Like any business, we have quarterly and yearly targets to meet, so March, June, September and December are key times in the year. It's worth hitting us up during these periods to see if you can bag yourself a bargain! 

Don’t forget that new registration plates are released in March and September each year, so there'll be plenty of choices when it comes to owning the very up-to-date LCV.    

Why has van insurance gone up?

If you’re a small or large van driver, you’ve no doubt noticed that insurance for commercial vehicles has somewhat increased. In the first half of 2022, motorists were paying over 13% more for their van insurance than the previous year. But there is a reason for this… 

Of course, the rate of inflation is always to blame for the rise in insurance premiums, as is the sheer amount of vehicles on the road. The more traffic there is the more chances of being involved in an accident, which again pushes insurers' premiums up.  

Do vans hold their value?

When asking the question; do vans hold their value? It all depends on the state of the market at the time. As anyone who has ever purchased and owned a brand-new vehicle, it’s no secret that a car or van will lose its initial retail value as soon as it’s driven off the forecourt.

On average, a new van will depreciate by around 10% in the first year of its life. Depending on the make and model in question, as an owner, you could expect to lose up to 40% of the total value in the first three years. Because of this, if you invest in a new van, ideally you’ll want to keep hold of it for at least three years. 

If you’re considering selling your LCV and want to get the best possible price for it, then we’d always recommend you take time to research how much your vehicle is worth depending on its age. The brand will also determine the resale value. 

Discover the right vehicle for the job at our dealership

Whether you’re hoping to invest in a brand-new van this year or would prefer to choose a pre-owned model, then you’ve come to the right place. Our new and used van centre is perfectly situated if you’re travelling from London and is easily accessible to customers all over the South of England. 

new vans at van dealership

Speak to us about how we can get you on the road for less in a van that does just the job. Benefit from nationwide delivery and discover how van financing is a more cost-effective way to fund your next vehicle. Don’t delay, view our New Van Deals today!

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