VAUXHALL IS THE UK’S BEST-SELLING ELECTRIC VAN MANUFACTURER
Vauxhall has strengthened its position as the UK’s best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer, according to the latest registration figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The Vivaro Electric and Combo Electric were the first and second best-selling electric vans (e-LCVs) in the UK in February, building on the momentum Vauxhall has built over the last two years in this rapidly growing market. Vauxhall was the UK’s best-selling e-LCV manufacturer in 2022 and remains the best-selling manufacturer year-to-date 2023.
The Vivaro Electric was the UK’s best-selling electric van this February, with 264 registered in the month, and remains the country’s best-selling e-LCV in 2023. In addition, the Combo Electric was the second-best selling e-LCV with 115 registered in February, meaning Vauxhall-badged electric vans held the top two positions in the sales charts this month.
With such a strong performance, Vauxhall has captured 25.6% of the e-LCV market in the UK so far in 2023. The brand’s success stems from being only one of few manufacturers offering an electric version across its entire line-up, providing fleets and businesses with an electric van to suit a wide variety of needs. Vauxhall will be an electric-only manufacturer from 2028.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “We expect the electric van market to continue growing this year on the back of two years of brilliant success for Vauxhall in this segment. More and more businesses are switching to electric to reduce overheads and costs, as well as to reduce their carbon footprint. With an electric version available across all models in our range, it’s great to see so many choosing Vauxhall.”
The Vivaro Electric - awarded ‘Medium Van of the Year’ at the What Van? Awards 2022 and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the Driving Electric Awards 2022, as well as being crowned ‘International Van of the Year 2021’, offers great flexibility. Available with a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery, it achieves a WLTP range of up to 205 miles from a single charge and comes with a max payload of up to 1,226kg.
The Combo Electric - available with up to seven seats as the Combo Life Electric - was awarded ‘Best Small Electric Van’ for the second year running at the 2022 Driving Electric awards. Available in three different chassis configurations, a 50kWh battery enables a maximum range of 175 miles (WTLP) with 100kW rapid charging capability.