What's the best electric van for towing?

I need a three-seater van that can pull a horsebox. My husband wants to go fully electric, but most small vans simply don't have the power to pull a loaded trailer. Any ideas?

Asked on 15 August 2019 by elizabeth

Answered by Dan Powell
I'm not sure an electric van will be best for your needs; the choices at the moment are limited and towing a heavyweight trailer, like a horsebox, will decimate the battery range. If you travel further than 30 miles-per-journey then diesel will probably be your best bet. The Ford Transit Custom has three seats in the front and will comfortably tow a horsebox: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus.../

For shorter daily trips, a petrol van like the Volkswagen Transporter might be better. You can't buy them new anymore, but there are a few 2.0 TSI models on the used market and they will easily tow a horsebox and again have three seats up front: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/trans.../
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