2021 Citroën HY Electric Catering Van


  • Ordered new in 2021 by the current owner
  • Versatile catering options
  • Electrically powered 

The Appeal

Citroën H vans have an enduring appeal, with their distinctive corrugated body panels marking them out as unique vehicles on the road. They have a justifiable place in society as the go-to vehicle of choice when it comes to catering conversions.

But the van for sale here is not an old vehicle which has been retrofitted, instead it was built to order for the current owner in Singapore in 2021. It has served their business well since, and now they are only selling this van in order to get a bigger vehicle to fulfil the needs of their business. 

Presented here in good condition, the van can be driven with its electric motor, with a top speed of around 35 km/h. The current owner has not registered it for use on the road, preferring to use a trailer to transport it to venues. 

We’re sure this distinctive H van evocation will draw admiring glances from passers by wherever it’s taken. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in Singapore in 2021
  • Purchased new by the current owner
  • Not currently registered for use on the road
  • Electrical systems have been PAT tested

The Interior

  • All interior features said to work as they should do
  • Simple driving controls and minimalist dashboard
  • Fully fitted catering area, hatch refrigerated display cabinet etc.

The rear load area of this van has been fitted with stainless steel catering appliances to allow the preparation and storage of food for sale. It features two fridge/freezers as well as the cold display fridge. There is an extractor fan in the roof, a sink with a pump, non-slip flooring and ample storage cupboards, as well as an electrically pumped sink.

There is a 32 amp power inlet and 240V sockets throughout. The vendor has informed us that a full PAT test has been carried out on all the appliances, and the paperwork for this can be supplied. 

To the front, there is seating for a driver and passenger as well as a minimalist dashboard, which includes a radio/CD player, forward/reverse selector, light switches, and an LCD information display. The seating here is basic but functional. 

The Exterior 

  • Large side serving hatch, and small rear hatch
  • Classic HY corrugated finish
  • In great condition underneath

One of the most distinctive features of this van is its corrugated panels, an authentic feature of the classic Citroën H van. The body appears to be in generally good condition, but with a few areas of damage to the paint, notably on the bottom edge of the rear hatch.

The door and hatch hinges are starting to show signs of corrosion, and the headlamps have suffered from the weather, but these are easily replaceable. The front bumper has a few paint chips which could be rectified without trouble. Overall, the exterior of this van looks very presentable and there is plenty of flat space for branding and advertising. 

Underneath, the ladder chassis appears to be in good condition, with only a little surface corrosion beginning to show through in places. The wheels are in great condition and the tyres are said to be new. 

The Mechanics 

  • 4 x 60V batteries
  • 35 km/h top speed and 60km range

Mechanically, this van is a very simple machine. It is fitted with four 60V batteries, which are said to be nearly new and hold full charge. These power the rear wheels through a motor mounted on the rear axle casing. 

While the current owner has not registered the van for use on the road, we’re told it will reach a top speed of around 35 km/h and has a range of 60km, which makes it quite a practical vehicle. 


The HY has become a universally accepted symbol of good food at events far and wide. When you see one of these, you know you’re not far from a refreshing coffee, a sweet pastry or some other tasty treat. So if your catering business needs its own version, then you need look no further than the example for sale here.

It is in good to go useable condition, ready to be taken to events or easily kitted out with the exact requirements for any business.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2021
  • Make Citroen
  • Model HY Electric Food Truck
  • Colour White/Mint
  • Odometer 100 Miles
  • Engine size
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town North Yorkshire
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 5 bidders
  • jim.rog•••• £18,000 30/11/22
  • dolor.1•••• £17,000 30/11/22
  • richard•••• £16,000 30/11/22
  • dolor.1•••• £12,000 30/11/22
  • jim.rog•••• £11,000 30/11/22
  • dolor.1•••• £10,500 25/11/22
  • Matthew•••• £10,000 23/11/22
  • XJPatri•••• £1,100 23/11/22
  • Matthew•••• £100 23/11/22

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