What's the best petrol/electric minibus?

I am trying to find a good quality comfortable 7 or 8 seater mini bus for my local golf club. It needs to be spacious to allow ease of access and with room for golf clubs. As it will be doing very short trips with some steep hills it probably needs to be petrol or electric. The current Mercedes Viano petrol engined vehicle is on its last legs. Any suggestions?

Asked on 15 February 2019 by David Dodd

Answered by Dan Powell
A petrol Volkswagen Caravelle or Transporter Shuttle would suit your needs. They are good to drive, available with twin side sliding doors (for easy access) and will carry eight adults (including the driver). Admittedly they are not cheap (even a one-year-old van will set you back £30,000+) but they are the best petrol minibus on the market right now: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/carav.../

The only viable electric option is the Nissan eNV200 combi, which will carry seven. It's not as upmarket as the Volkswagen or as spacious, but prices start below £30,000 (new) and the van will cover up to 124 miles on a single charge: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/nissan/env200-20.../
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