PSA Group’s Citreon e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert and Vauxhall Vivaro have all won the ‘Best Electrified Van’ title at the 2021 Parkers New Car Awards. Parkers are a key resource for buying advice for cars and vehicles in the UK. This was their fourth annual Parkers awards and the inaugural year of the new ‘Best Electrified Van’ category to recognise the rising importance of electrification in the light commercial vehicle market.
The reason the trio are all in the winner’s circle is that all three electric commercial vans are the same beneath their branding. They came out top dogs thanks to a combination of versatility, large load volume and on-board technology, and most importantly with zero-emissions.
Parkers, said: “These game-changing three vans are identical beneath the branding, so it makes sense to treat them as one winning electric vehicle. The reason this trio of vans is so good is that they were designed for electrification right from the outset, and that’s why they set new standards for electric van capability.
With an outstanding battery range of over 200 miles, payload ratings that can compete with ordinary vans and the ability to tow up to 1,000kg, the Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall threesome make mincemeat of all the other pure-electric options in the medium van class. Pricing is keen, too.”