Top 5 new vans from IAA Transportation 2022
The big-name new electric vans coming soon to the leasing market
The IAA Transportation Show 2022 is billed as the world's most important industry meeting for transport and logistics. This year's Hannover spectacle was also a world-class showcase for the exciting new models coming to the van leasing market in the coming months.
From a new Ford Transit to a dramatic new Volkswagen, the theme of the top commercial vehicle show this year is electrification. Those looking to get ahead of the curve by leasing a new electric van are soon to be spoilt for choice with models to choose from.
German auto industry association the VDA oversees the show. “IAA Transportation brings an industry, without which daily life would not function, into the public spotlight: commercial vehicles – whether small or large – are essential pillars for a functioning economy,” said its president Hildegard Muller.
“The industry's innovative and sustainable solutions are already making an enormous contribution to climate protection.”
Here are five new vans that could be electrifying your fleet in 2023.
Ford E-Transit Custom
The new Ford E-Transit Custom, due later in 2023, is arguably the most significant new van to be showcased at IAA Transportation 2022. It is the pure electric version of the new Transit Custom van range that's also due in mid-2023, and is one of the most well thought-out EV vans we've yet seen.
It has a headline range of up to 236 miles, and is ready to rapid-charge at up to 125kW. There are four sizes – L1 and L2 lengths, H1 and H2 heights – and the E-Transit Custom boasts a lower cargo floor and a sub-2.0 metre height. Comprehensive Ford Pro software, telematics and end-to-end charging solutions complete a very comprehensive new electric van leasing proposition from the blue oval.
Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo
The head-turning Volkswagen ID.Buzz Cargo is the eagerly-awaited commercial van version of the retro ID.Buzz electric camper van. Surely one of the most desirable new vans at the IAA Transportation show, ordering for the ID.Buzz Cargo – Volkswagen's first pure electric van – is already open, so you'll can check out leasing rates here.
A 77kWh battery gives a range of up to 264 miles, and it's able to rapid-charge at up to 170kW, giving a boost in range from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes. Power of 204hp should make light work of heavy loads; it also has 3.9 cubic metres of cargo space, which is enough to swallow two Euro pallets.
Renault Trafic E-Tech
Renault is another commercial vehicle brand responding to the dash to go electric. The new Trafic Van E-Tech Electric further expands its line-up of EV vans – and is a significant addition to the market, given how the Trafic is Europe's third most popular new van.
The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric has load volumes ranging from 5.8 cubic metres to 8.9 cubic metres, and has a 120hp motor combined with a 52kWh battery. The official range is 149 miles, it can carry a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes, and it can even tow up to 750kg. Look out for it alongside the latest Renault Trafic van range soon.
The new Iveco eDaily is the zero-emissions, pure electric sister van to the popular Iveco Daily. The company has electrified the full range – that's van, cab and minibus, from 3.5 tonnes to 7.2 tonnes. It's ingeniously powered by a modular 37kWh battery, and customers can choose to add one, two or three battery modules, depending on desired range and how much they're prepared to pay.
Iveco says it will rapid-charge at up to 80kW, adding 62 miles' range in 30 minutes (or the time of a tea break). An e-power take-off function of up to 15kW also allows it to power refrigeration units, cranes – even high-power waste collection and aerial units. It will be available to lease from early 2023.
Fuso eCanter 4.25t
The next-generation Fuso eCanter is said to be “tailored to inner-city distribution and last-mile transport”. Available in a total of 42 variants, with six wheelbases and gross weights from 4.25 tonnes to 8.55 tonnes, this all-new version builds on half a decade's in-market experience with the previous eCanter.
There are three different battery options, with ranges from 43 miles to 124 miles, and DC fast charging to 90% capacity can take as little as 36 minutes. Daimler Trucks says it's also developed a comprehensive total cost of ownership tool, that will give each customer an individual calculation for operating the eCanter.
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