Vauxhall has sold 1,560 e-LCV’s year-to-date and is now one of the few manufacturers able to offer fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up.
Sales success so far this year was underpinned by the multiple award winning all-electric Vivaro-e, the best-selling model year-to-date in the e-LCV sector.
The Vivaro-e has a long list of awards under its belt, including the overall ‘Van of the Year’ and the ‘Electric Van of the Year’ titles at the annual What Van? 2021 awards.
With a WLTP range of up to 205 miles and payload of up to 1,226kg, the new Vivaro-e is at the forefront of Vauxhall’s commitment to electrification, as the brand continues its electric vehicle expansion with the goal of offering an electrified variant across its entire model line-up by 2024, and to offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, is thrilled about the success of Vauxhall and is sure that the future will keep looking bright for the company with many more electric offers.
“As a British brand, I’m proud to see Vauxhall is leading the electrification of the UK van market with our multiple award-winning Vivaro-e,” he said. “Vauxhall is all about democratising access to electrified vehicles and within a month we will have an all-electric version of every van we sell which should further help to reduce in-use emissions and bring the lower running costs and user experience of driving electric to even more businesses in the near future.”
Today, Vauxhall already offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans with the Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Grandland PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid), Combo-e, Combo-e Life, Vivaro-e, Vivaro-e Life and Movano-e. Vauxhall is also adding the Vivaro-e Hydrogen to its all-electric van range during 2022.
Also, as WhichEV reported, parent company Stellantis has announced a £100 million investment in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing.