page title icon Vauxhall announces Vivaro EV van for 2020

Vauxhall has announced (05/11/19) that it will launch the new Vivaro-e next year, the electric version of its best-selling medium van.

Taking a different approach to Ford, they have chosen to develop a pure battery EV, whereas the Ford Transit is a PHEV plug-in hybrid, or to be more precise a REx (range extended EV).

Key information:

  • Pure Battery EV
  • Two battery sizes available (50kWh and 75kWh) – range of up to 185 miles
  • Vauxhall to electrify entire product range with the launch of eight new electric models by 2021 and the complete range by 2024

Following the addition of the all-electric Corsa-e and plug-in hybrid Grandland X Hybrid4 to its product range, the Vivaro-e marks the next chapter in Vauxhall’s electrification strategy. The British brand is committed to delivering eight electrified models by 2021 and electrifying its entire product portfolio by 2024, as part of the PACE! strategic plan.

Vauxhall Vivaro-e
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The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is based on the group’s highly variable EMP2 platform, which enables the use of conventional as well as electrified powertrains. With the Vivaro-e, customers will have a choice between two battery sizes, depending on their needs. The 50kWh battery provides a range of up to 125 miles, while the 75kWh offers at least 185 miles (according to WLTP).

“For nearly two decades, the Vivaro has proven itself as a popular choice for moving goods and passengers alike. Now, with emissions-free transport and deliveries becoming increasingly important in urban areas, the demand for purely electric light commercial vehicles is increasing accordingly. From small businesses and to large fleets, the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro-e is set to carry British business.”

Richard Hughes, Vauxhall’s LCV Director.

Pricing and specs haven’t yet been released. Electric variants of the Combo and Combo Life, along with an electric version of the Vivaro Life, will be added in 2021.

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