Vauxhall to launch electric Vivaro in 2020

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Vauxhall will launch a pure battery electric version of its Vivaro van next year, the company has announced.

The move is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to electrify its vehicle range. Vauxhall is committed to delivering eight electrified models by 2021 and electrifying its entire product portfolio by 2024, as part of the PACE! strategic plan.

The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is based on the group’s 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).

The electrified version of the Vivaro will have the same levels of practicality and comfort that can be found in the diesel variants, with the latest generation of the Vivaro van proving popular since going on sale earlier this year.

“For nearly two decades, the Vivaro has proven itself as a popular choice for moving goods and passengers alike,” said Richard Hughes, Vauxhall’s LCV director.

“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.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a freelance journalist and former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK's biggest selling truck magazine. He writes for both The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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