Electric VW Transporter

From £487.00 per month

VW ABT eTransporter LWB Panel Van Lease – £ 399

New T6.1 Transporter ABT E LWB 37.3kWh Panel Van Auto – Solid Paint
£5000 down 48 x £399 £14,568 final payment  
Upgrade to “Advance” more spec From £50 A Month 
We tend to stock panel vans in Advance 

VW ABT eTransporter LWB Kombi Van Lease – Upgrade from £79 

New T6.1 Transporter ABT E LWB 37.3kWh Kombi Van Auto – Solid Paint
£5000 down 48 x £479 £15,676 final payment  
Upgrade further to the ‘Advance from £60 a month further 

WASP Upgrade £39 

18 Alloys, front splitter, rear spoiler sidebars

Hornet Upgrade £99 

Front Splitter, Rear Spoiler, Sidebars, Roofbars, Upgraded 20” Alloys Of Your Choice, 30mm Lowering Springs & Full Leather Interior Upgrade Of Your Choice)

The Electric T6.1 VW Transporter or ABT Etransporter New for 2020 was developed in partnership with ABT. The famous German tuner will be responsible not only for van styling, but also for batteries and power.

Ford is also launching an electric van named the Ford Transit Custom Hybrid but it falls far short of being an actual electric van.
However, its one of the latest in a range of electric vans

  • 110 PS “engine” which is emissionless and silent 0-60 in 17 seconds
    They are rear wheel drive via an adapted DSG gearbox.
  • Panel van and Kombi available to order
  • Comes with Startline or Highline Specification
  • 82 mile range 1000 KG payload and unchanged load area
  • 80% charge in just 45 minutes but on a 50 KW charger
    or 5.5 hour 100 charging on a 7.2 AC Home Charger
  • Smart charging solution CCS Charging
  • No road fund licence cost, free access to emission zones

The Electric VW Transporter or Etransporter is actually made by ABT as in the bodykit manufacturer who makes the VW Transporter ABT.
Trust us VW will be the winner long even over rivals such as Tesla in a shootout! Everything they do is planned.

0 – 80% in 45 minutes the concept 37.3 kWh Battery

Understand the VW Concept. VW do not want to strip the world bare for Cobalt by producing batteries that last for weeks with a 1000 mile range. This is the Tesla idea. Its unsustainable.
A double battery option is available for 2021 or its likely available as a retro upgrade, but no one realy knows yet.
Check out the Electric Mercedes Vito here

We cannot ever see Volkswagen and other large scale manufacturers ever adopting the Tesla role model of large batteries with huge ranges.
Cobalt Mines have a limited amount of product and there is simply not enough ore in the world to folow the Tesla business model. Most manufacturers want to mine as little Cobalt as possible due to the enviromental impact.

Thus ranges are likely to remain 100 – 200 miles for some years until an another power source is invented or a way to charge on the move


Most chargers are currently free by virtue of a goverment grant. You can only get the grant when you buy a new van and the grant can finish at any time. We would think end of 2020.
Both at home and work chargers are available
If you buy an electric van check out the goverment website for charger grants. In most cases they are free.
Charging you electric vw transporter or eTransporter should be easy.

37.3kWh Van Auto(Apr 20-)£50,721
37.3kWh Advance Van Auto(Apr 20-)£54,681
37.3kWh Kombi Van Auto(Apr 20-)£55,899
37.3kWh Advance Kombi Van Auto(Apr 20-)£60,231

Advance Spec Below

Ford Custom Tourneo
VW Transporter T6 Sportline
New Transit Custom
Citroen Berlingo Crew Van
L200 Barbarian
Peugeot Boxer
New Crafter

Van Finance

7  Ways Of Van Finance  

Most of our competitors tend to be leasing franchises that all sell the same “specials” that tend to be basic vans purchased at the same time by the hundred. Often the vans you are offered have sat around a while. They tend to prefer contract hire as it locks you into them for some time.
We work via banks rather than by these franchises so we are not as tied in so can offer more of an array of van finance deals. This is why our vans are fresher and  deals better. There is no leasing franchise taking a cut.
All methods are tax deductible. All methods you should really have GAP Insurance Policy in case the vehicle is written off. Many commercial insurance policies will not pay new for old.

  1. Hire purchase – VAT down or VAT deferred . HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If your VAT registered claim the whole VAT amount back within three months.   Click Here.
  2. Contract Hire – This is more popular on cars than vans. Many customers think there is no credit check but there is. Its better for large fleets and doesn’t offer any advantage for less than fleets of 10. If you want to change over 10 vehicles in one go and they are basic then please get in touch. Click here for contract hire.
  3.  Lease purchase. Not always the best deal as some manufacturers offer discounts  that cannot be used on lease purchase. Its just like HP but with a final payment and once it’s paid you get automatic ownership. It’s better once again for VAT registered businesses especially if you want a T6.1 for example to keep at the end and convert to a motorhome. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click here
  4. Finance Lease – By far the most popular method as it attracts the lowest payments . It’s gets the largest discounts from manufacturers same as contract hire. However you can fit accessories many of which you cant n contract hire
  5. Operational Lease – Is just like finance lease however you can hand back the vehicle at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this
  6. Asset Finance – We can finance many products not just vans
  7. Credit Limit – Pre approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. Useful  for example if you have a contract tender.

GAP Insurance

If you write a vehicle off in say year one the insurance company may well pay you less than the settlement value. Thus through no fault of your own you may need to buy a older cheaper van to reach the same monthly payment. Click Here to buy a GAP Policy

T6.1 Splitters

See our dedicated T6.1 Splitter Page here

Currently there is no T6.1 Sportline but we have a choice of no less than 4 front splitters.  We can help by customising your new 110, 150 or 199 PS Diesel Engine. The latter comes in DSG only of course. This way you can have either a Kombi or a panel van too.

At Swiss none of our vans are ready made. Instead you get some choice as to what your van will look like. Nothing sets off a van more than having a front splitter. All of these front splitters are sold ready fitted. You can mix and match

VW Transporter WASP
Three different design to choose from. Prices starting for £6 extra a month. 

VW Transporter HORNET
Colour coded upper part with a gloss black bottom part


VW Transporter Genuine ABT
Typical cost £30+VAT a month fitted. Great German quality. 


Popular changes

  • Side bars round or Sportline Triangular ones. We tend to fit Vanstyle sidebars. The VW sidebars do last a lot longer but quite expensive.
    Mudflaps will reduce chips and corrosion.
  • Nappa leather, some fancy type of stiching, mixed colour leathers. Heated seats. See leather page click here
    Hell 4 Leather Branding. Free leather design service from £1500 – £2999
  • Over size 20 inch alloys. VW have relaxed rules about oversize alloy wheels. More on alloy wheels click here
  • Carpeting or soundproofing start from £1200 see here
  • Lowering . 30 MM genuine, 40 mm aftermarket, coilovers we can fit it all. Obviously some kits will not be covered by manufactuers guarantees.
  • Upgrades such as alarm, reversing camera, towbars, WIFI in van, witness cameras.
  • Plylining, racking, roof bars, anything you want we sell it.

Electric Van Info

Electric Van Information
Electric vans are here and but in short supply. Many features are the same for all electric vehicles, and electric vans for sale.
They are all using technology created by third parties. Everyone has heard of Elon Musk and Tesla but there are actually very few players in
electric vans. The limiting factors are the cobalt and Lithium that is required for the battery packs.

Electric Van Range

  • 82 – 150 miles this depends on the temperature
    Citroen offer 200 and 300 KM ranges on theirs
  • Using equipment such as the radio, heaters, wipers uses energy and reduces range
    Things like aircon will futher reduce the range so after say 24 months a realistic range of 50 miles
    is pheasible using aircon on a hot day and if van isnt fully charged
  • As time goes on like any battery capacity is reduced so after say 5 years at 10,000 miles per annum
    the batteries could be at 50% of origional capacity. They are not too different to an iPhone battery
    but prices on electric van batteries will fall over the next 10 years as recycling gets better and more efficient

Electric Van Charging Points

  • Join a club online so you can charge via the growing network of rapid chargers at Motorways, Cities and shops.
    Full charge in as little as an hour. Have a look at Zap Map
    to find your nearest and fastest charging station
  • Get a home charger from as little as £150 but these are slow. It can take 15-20 hours to charge an electric battery from a mains adaptor
  • Let Swiss Vans finance a Rapid charger at your work and office and give people a reason to visit your business if you cant get a grant.
    Currently in 2020 there are plenty of grants.

The Good Points

  • You can go where other plumbers, heating engineers, couriers and builders fear to tread. The diesel free zones.
  • More and more charging stations are being added every day and its a matter of time before these where on Satnav WAZW, Google Maps etc
  • Cadmium/ Cobalt/ Lithium  is super rare, and electric vans have no engines to wear out. Real engines anyway. So the values are held. The batteries need changing after say 1000 cycles but the costs of battery replacement fall by 20% per year

The Future

  • Its logical to assume that in 5 years times when you sell your second hand electric van there will be various upgrades even for your used vehicle.
    Software that runs the batteries
    The batteries themselves. The replacements are likely to be cheaper faster and stronger than these.
  • The charging stations. You will see advances on mobile chargers and multi story chargers. Possibly even robotic chargers within the next 10 years

Leather Upgrades

We offer a range of leather upgrades that you can choose on most vans.
We ask a larger deposit when ordering leather and of course it will need to be ordered and
fitted so take a little longer.

Leather costs from £1500 to £2999 typically 

Free leather design service from Hell 4 Leather. Once you have been accepted and a deposit taken our helpful team will guide you through leather ordering. Show you the range of colours, patterns and how to design something unique. We then send you a a mock up image of how your van leather will look.
We take payment in full where leather deals are done as bespoke customised leather doesnt have much of a second hand market should you change your mind!

  • Based on 5 seater basic  leathers from £1500
    Its less obviously for a two or three seater van.
  • Upgrade to a fine Nappa leather shown with Hex and more complicated designs 
    from £2999 for a 5 seater 
  • Choice of no less than 6 leather stitch styles 
    See our main van leather page 
  • 12 months guarantee on all leather Nationally
    This covers stiching coming apart, sagging.
    It wont cover rips or stains of course.
    Upgrade to 3 year guarantee  on some leathers for £399

    Van Leather Ordering Questions That We Might Ask

  • Obviously the colour of the leather ! There are about 30 leather colours approx.
    Its great to be different but if you order a ‘Katie Price” its going to be worth less not
    more in 3 years !
  • The material. There is standard Robust Leather, Nappa Leather, Mock Suede
    The robust is the most popular as it resists stains and scratching more. Its like your sofa at home.
    But you cant beat the feel and smell of Nappa
  • The stich pattern. Cross, Bently, Oval, list is endless. Ask your account manager for a link to build your leather.
  • If you want a logo or any branding

ABT Aero Package

ABT are as addicted as Swiss Vans at modifying vans. In 2021 an “Aero Package” is rumoured to be on offer but as you can imagine it wont be cheap. The specification has yet to be announced but it would more than likely be the same as the ABT transporter.  More than likely you can choose “bits” rather than the whole package and its unlcear if this is done at dealer by us or in Germany. It may well just be an entire package

  • Front grille and splitter
  • Side skirts
  • Rear spoiler and rear apron What will they do about the exhaust ?
  • Optional leather
  • Optional 20 Inch Alloys