Europe Van Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Europe Van market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Van trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Europe Van Industry

Rise in Sale of Electric Vans

  • Commercial van electrification is a significant trend in Europe, driven by factors such as environmental regulations, government incentives, and the increasing demand for sustainable transportation solutions.
  • Looking at full-year 2022 volumes, nearly 1 million light commercial vehicles were registered across the European Union (EU). The decrease can be majorly attributed to the war that broke out between Ukraine and Russia. Despite the slowdown, the market promises to pose great growth potential for both manufacturers and suppliers across the European region.
  • Europe has set ambitious emission reduction targets to combat climate change. Tighter regulations, especially in urban areas, are aimed at reducing pollution and encouraging the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs). These regulations, such as low emission zones and stringent emission standards, are encouraging fleet managers to switch to electric commercial vehicles.
  • Governments across Europe offer various incentives to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles. These incentives include purchase, tax, and building charging infrastructure subsidies. This help offset the high acquisition costs of electric vans, making them more economically attractive to fleet operators.
  • According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (French: L'Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles (ACEA)), the new light commercial vehicle registrations in the EU fell by 14.4%, totaling 102,226 units as of October 2022. All the major EU markets posted declines last month, especially Germany (-16.6%), Italy (-7.3%), and France (-6.7%), while new van sales remained relatively stable in Spain (-0.5%).
  • Electrically-chargeable vehicles grew by 44.9% to 12794 units of van registrations across the country in 2021, while hybrid vans grew by 67.6% to 1596 units for the same year. Sales of an electric version of GAZelleNext light commercial vehicle (LCV) have begun in Germany. Stuttgart company EFA-S is modifying Russian vehicles. The assembly started in the year 2020. The German company purchases LCVs in Russia without transmission, engine, or fuel system. Then in Stuttgart, they install an electric motor and battery.
Europe Van Market: Europe LCV Market, New Registrations in European Countries in 2022

United Kingdom is witnessing the Growth of the Market

  • The United Kingdom has played a significant role in driving the market growth of light commercial vehicles across the European region. With the establishment of e-commerce giants and major regional operations in the European market, sales of all vans up to 3.5 tons increased by 15.3% to 25,359 units as of May 2023.
  • However, sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased by 24.5% to 386 units, while sales of taxis decreased by 14.6% to 111 units. In January 2022, new vehicle sales of LCVs in the United Kingdom reached 17,566 units. By February 2022, the number decreased to 16,165 units, registering an MoM decline of around 8% compared to the previous month.
  • In January 2022, the United Kingdom electric LCV market witnessed a strong fall in overall sales by -26.9% with 17,566 registration compared to historic sales growth in the electric vehicle LCV segment. In addition, this has been a challenging month for the United Kingdom electric LCV market, although owing to changing consumer preferences and fleet renewable frequency shall exhibit a strong comeback for sales during Q2 2022.
  • Owing to this high market potential for light trucks, major companies, both private and government-owned, across the country have been introducing new products to the market. Aided by the national government's push towards electric vehicles, new vehicle models, along with upgrades to the existing vehicles, are being introduced to cater to the market needs.
  • For instance, in May 2023, LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announced a battery upgrade for new TX taxis and VN5 vans. With this update, TX's electric-only range is now 78 miles (up from 64 miles), and its total range is increasing to 333 miles (up from 318 miles). VN5's electric-only range improves to 73 miles (up from 64 miles) and 328 miles in total (up from 318 miles).

Europe Van Market: Best-selling light commercial vehicle brands in the United Kingdom in 2021

Europe Van Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)