November 20, 2019
Vauxhall vans are set to launch an all-electric version of the new Vauxhall Vivaro van next year, with a claimed maximum range of 185 miles, our team of new van experts at Vansdirect take a closer look!
Vauxhall vans will be soon be adding a new Vauxhall Vivaro electric van to their line-up alongside the recently released Vauxhall Corsa-e and Vauxhall Grandland plug-in hybrid cars. The new electric van is part of the brand’s plan to offer eight new electric vans and cars by 2021.
The Vivaro-e will be based on the same EMP2 platform as the standard new Vauxhall Vivaro van, with two battery options available from launch: 50kWh or 75kWh. Vauxhall vans claim that the 50kWh option offers a maximum range on the WLTP cycle of 125 miles, whilst the 75kWh option offers a range up to 185 miles.
Electric van styling is also shared with the standard Vivaro van, however it gains the addition of body coloured bumpers, painted door mirrors, a more intricate radiator grille, new LED daytime running lights and a charging port mounted on the front nearside wing of the van.
Vauxhall vans are yet to announce the final specifications of the new Vauxhall Vivaro electric van, however we expect the e-Vivaro will get the same level of equipment as diesel powered models. So as standard you’d expect to see a set of 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, a speed limiter, thickened side glazing and rain sensing wipers.
Vauxhall has announced plans to further expand its electric vehicle offering in years to come, with all-electric versions of the new Vauxhall Combo van and Vauxhall Combo Life said to be on the horizon.
The news of the Vauxhall Vivaro-e comes after the parent company of Vauxhall vans (PSA) announced that they would be launching electric versions of the new Citroen Dispatch and new Peugeot Expert vans also in 2020, with PSA revealing that all of their new van range would be available with some form of electrification by 2021.
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