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Electric Vauxhalls make global debuts

The All-New Movano-e and Combo-e – made their global debuts last week at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham and this completes the range and means Vauxhall is able to offer customers a fully electric vehicle across its entire LCV line-up.

The Range

The Combo-e

Vauxhall Combo-e

The Combo-e builds on the diesel Combo’s success, which was named 2019 International Van of the Year. With a 50kWh battery providing a range of 171 miles (WLTP) combined with a load volume of 4.4m3, the Combo-e is a practical, compact electric van suitable for both businesses and private users.

The Vivaro-e

Also on display is the Vivaro-e, Vauxhall’s first fully electric van. Since going on sale in July 2020, the Vivaro-e has won numerous industry awards, including the prestigious International Van of the Year 2021. As with every model in Vauxhall’s e-LCV line-up, the Vivaro-e offers businesses substantial savings in overheads and running costs, thanks to a 0% Company Van Tax rate and exemption from current ultra-low emissions and congestion charge fees.

The Movano-e

Vauxhall Movano-e

The All-New Movano-e is Vauxhall’s first large Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) to be available as a fully electric variant. It delivers class-leading space, with a cargo volume of up to 17m3, while its zero-emission powertrain offers up to 139 miles of range (WLTP).

Vivaro Hydrogen Van

Vauxhall Vivaro e-Hydrogen

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the debut of the Vivaro e-Hydrogen which will be available in LHD markets by the end of the year, and the UK in RHD from early 2023. The van features a fuel cell system located in the engine bay for a 249 mile range and refuelling in as little as three minutes. It has an uncompromised cargo volume of up to 6.1m3.

Paul Wilcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “What better place to launch our fully electric LCV line-up than The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As the UK’s leading e-LCV manufacturer, we are proud that we can now offer fleets and businesses a fully electric van across our entire model range, helping fleets make the transition into cleaner and cheaper transportation.” 

Vauxhall’s Vivaro-e Platform Cab Concept has also made its debut at The Commercial Vehicle Show. Working with Paneltex on the vehicle body, the concept targets supermarkets and retailers who are looking at short-cycle home delivery in urban areas within one to two hours.

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