All-electric Vauxhall Combo-e and Movano-e make global debut at the commercial vehicle show
The latest additions to Vauxhall’s award-winning electric van range – the All-New Movano-e and Combo-e – made their global debuts today at The Commercial Vehicle Show – the UK’s largest road transport event.
As the UK’s leading e-LCV manufacturer, Vauxhall is now able to offer its fleet and business customers a fully electric vehicle across its entire LCV line-up. Joining the Vivaro-e, winner of the 2021 International Van of the Year award, is the All-New Movano-e large van and All-New Combo-e compact van.
Vauxhall has released photos of both models making their global debut today on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham, which runs between Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 2 September.
The All-New Movano-e is Vauxhall’s first large Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) to be available as a fully electric variant. It delivers class-leading space, with a cargo volume of up to 17m3, while its zero-emission powertrain offers up to 139 miles of range (WLTP). The Combo-e builds on the diesel Combo’s success, which was named 2019 International Van of the Year. With a 50kWh battery providing a range of 171 miles (WLTP) combined with a load volume of 4.4m3, the Combo-e is a practical, compact electric van suitable for both businesses and private users.
Also making its UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show today was the new Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen, which will be available in LHD markets by the end of the year, and the UK in RHD from early 2023. The hydrogen-powered van features a fuel cell system located in the engine bay for a 249 mile range and refuelling in as little as three minutes. It has an uncompromised cargo volume of up to 6.1m3. Vauxhall is speaking to corporate fleets ahead of its UK launch.
Paul Wilcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “What better place to launch our fully electric LCV line-up than The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As the UK’s leading e-LCV manufacturer, we are proud that we can now offer fleets and businesses a fully electric van across our entire model range, helping fleets make the transition into cleaner and cheaper transportation.”
Also on display is the Vivaro-e, Vauxhall’s first fully electric van. Since going on sale in July 2020, the Vivaro-e has won numerous industry awards, including the prestigious International Van of the Year 2021. As with every model in Vauxhall’s e-LCV line-up, the Vivaro-e offers businesses substantial savings in overheads and running costs, thanks to a 0% Company Van Tax rate and exemption from current ultra-low emissions and congestion charge fees.
Vauxhall’s Vivaro-e Platform Cab Concept has also made its debut at The Commercial Vehicle Show. Working with Paneltex on the vehicle body, the concept targets supermarkets and retailers who are looking at short-cycle home delivery in urban areas within one to two hours. Vauxhall Fleet has worked on the concept with its customers to develop unique solutions to best suit their business needs.
With the launch of these new models, Vauxhall is now one of the few manufacturers able to offer an electric van across its entire LCV line-up. This forms part of Vauxhall’s wider commitment to offer an electrified variant across its entire car and van range by 2024, and to offer only fully electric cars and vans in the UK from 2028.
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, by the end of next year, including the Combo-e and Combo-e Life, for both domestic and export markets.