Vauxhall is the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer.
According to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Vauxhall has sold 1,623 e-LCVs year-to-date. It is now one of the few manufacturers able to offer fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire line-up.
Sales success has been underpinned by the multiple award winning all-electric Vivaro-e, the best-selling model year-to-date in the e-LCV sector. Sales of its electric models have helped Vauxhall increase its total share of the LCV market in August by 1.8%, rising from 5.5% in August 2020 to 7.3% in August this year.
The Vivaro-e continues to receive critical acclaim with multiple award wins, after taking home the title of International Van of the Year 2021. With a WLTP range of up to 205 miles and a maximum payload of up to 1,226kg, the new Vivaro-e is at the forefront of Vauxhall’s commitment to electrification.
The brand continues its electric vehicle expansion with the goal of offering an electrified variant across its model line-up by 2024, and to offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK by 2028, according to Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall.
“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, with the All-New Combo-e recently going on sale, we now offer an all-electric version of each of our vans, further helping to reduce in-use emissions and bring the lower running costs and user experience of driving electric to even more businesses.”
As WhichEV reported, last month, Stellantis announced a £100 million investment in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing. Ellesmere Port will become the first Stellantis plant to produce a solely battery-electric model, in both commercial and passenger versions.