Temperature Controlled Electric Vans

At Rex we are keeping a close eye within the electric van industry. It’s clear to us that temperature controlled electric vans will soon be a more regular sight on UK roads. The government is set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2030. That means in the next decade we’ll see a strong uptake in the number of electric vans that are around.

Electric vans are now available in a wide range of sizes and models. More and more manufacturers are starting to produce them. Including Mercedes, Vauxhall, Renault, Nissan, and Peugeot to name just a few. There are also electric vans from a range of other large manufacturers in the pipeline.

Whilst our processes will remain the same, we’re already working and planning, to make sure that we can produce high-quality conversions for temperature controlled electric vans.

We currently work with all sizes of business – from sole traders to companies with large fleets. Nothing is too much trouble and our workshops have been designed to deal with fleet conversions of any size.

Temperature-controlled electric vans
Temperature Controlled Electric Vans

Looking for a Temperature Controlled Electric Van?

We’d be happy to help any businesses who are looking for a temperature controlled or refrigerated electric van. Due to the limited advancements in battery technology, you may need to think about the mileage you will need the van to cover. Current electric van models still only have a limited range. Therefore, we would suggest that only businesses who require limited use of a temperature controlled electric van should consider buying one. But this is changing all the time and we are very excited to see new models being brought out all the time.

Whatever industry you’re in, Rex has over 75 years of combined experience in the temperature-controlled vehicles industry. We’ve worked in a large range of industries including butchers, fishmongers, pharmaceutical companies and even art dealers.

With our experience, we understand that each business has different requirements for it’s temperature-controlled van. Rex can work with you to create the perfect van with bespoke fixtures and fittings such as non-slip floors, bespoke shelving, data recorders, and much more.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you with temperature controlled electric van conversions; get in touch with us on 01323 379 609, or email info@matthewf201.sg-host.com.

Can you convert a refrigerated van retrospectively?

The question many customers who get in touch with us ask is “Can you convert a refrigerated van retrospectively?” They may already own their vehicle or fleet of vehicles. So they could be looking to use what they already own; but want to upgrade their business and start delivering, using a temperature controlled vehicle. And the answer we give them is always a “YES!”

We may be supplied the vehicles brand new to convert. However we also work with many second hand vehicles; where someone is just starting out and has bought a van, or perhaps a few vans, that they need to convert. The options are endless and we have the knowledge to give you the best possible outcome for your business.

There isn’t anything we don’t know about temperature controlled van conversions. Whether you want to supply your product in an ambient form, chilled or even frozen, we can chat with you and advise as to what system you need and what extra fixtures and fittings we can supply, to ensure you have everything in your vehicles that you need.

Different Industries

Every industry is different as well. If you are an art dealer, you may be wanting racking to keep your artwork secure whilst in transit. Art has to be kept at a certain temperature to avoid damage and we work with many galleries who require temperature controlled transport for their collections.

Or perhaps you deliver pharmaceuticals or hazardous materials. It is imperative that you ensure your products are both kept to the correct temperature but also extremely secure whilst being transported.

Caterers also require different temperatures for food transportation, as well as safe storage for travel. As do fishmongers and also butchers.

Every type of industry is different and we always love a challenge – so just tell us what you need and we will do everything we can to help you with your refrigerated vehicle. From lighting to flooring, to colour co-ordinating and also for reversing cameras or parking sensors and much more. Take a look at what fixtures and fittings you can have in your bespoke van conversion.

Get in touch today

If you would like to chat further, then please get in touch. We can answer all your questions, including Can you convert a refrigerated van retrospectively as well as what extras would you need for a successful business. We are based in the south east but work with businesses all over the UK. Either fill in our contact form, call us on 01323 379609. Or you can send us an email and we can contact you directly.


Charlie Brock

Brighton & Newhaven Fish Sales

Darren and the team have been doing our van conversions and repair work for a number of years now.

They understand our industry moves quickly and always ensure that our needs are satisfied whatever the time or day.

Long may that continue and we look forward to working with Rex for future builds and repairs

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