VIVARO ELECTRIC CROWNED WHAT CAR BEST MEDIUM ELECTRIC VAN
The Vauxhall Vivaro Electric has been named ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the What Car? Van and Commercial Vehicle Awards. The award recognised the Vivaro Electric for its outstanding range, practicality and comfort.
The Vivaro Electric is the UK’s best-selling electric van so far this year and was praised by judges for its impressive range and load capacity. With a maximum payload capacity of 1,226kg, the Vivaro Electric can drive up to 205 miles on a single charge (WLTP).
Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car?, said: "The Vauxhall Vivaro Electric is a former Overall What Car? Van of the Year, and it remains the best medium-sized electric van you can buy. It’s practical, comfortable and has a long electric range, and while its sister models from the Stellantis Group offer similar attributes, the Vivaro Electric is predicted to offer better resale values."
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “I’m thrilled that the Vivaro Electric can add another award to its roster. It’s clear that the public agree with the judges on the capabilities of Vivaro Electric, as it continues to lead the charts as Britain’s best-selling electric van in 2023. I am confident that the recently announced new generation of Vauxhall electric vans, including New Vivaro Electric, will continue to prove just as popular in helping British businesses transition to an electrified future.”
The Vivaro Electric already has a long list of awards under its belt, including ‘Medium Van of the Year’ at the What Van? Awards 2022 and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the Driving Electric Awards 2022. The Vivaro Electric was also voted ‘International Van of the Year 2021’, alongside multiple other top honours, while its sales success underpinned Vauxhall’s status as the UK’s best-selling e-LCV manufacturer in 2021 and 2022.
Vauxhall and parent company Stellantis are supporting British business to make the switch to electric small and medium vans with the Stellantis e-LCV Grant, available on Vivaro Electric. The grant offers an additional £2,500 on top of the existing government grant for electric vans, worth up to £5,000. The Stellantis e-LCV Grant also includes a free home wallbox installation* and £400 credit on an Octopus Electroverse card, delivering up to 2,500 miles of public charging from over 500,000 chargers across the UK and Europe – all from one easy-to-use card**.
The e-LCV Grant is available on all purchase and lease options, including outright purchase, conditional sale/hire purchase, Finance Lease or Business Contract Hire through Leasys, ensuring all customers making the switch to electric can benefit.
The offer applies to orders, on stock vehicles, until and including 31/12/2023.
Vauxhall is one of the only manufacturers in the UK to already offer businesses a fully electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) across its model range. To find out more about the Vauxhall electric van range contact our Commercial Specialists at Wilson and Co.
*Standard home installation according to the installer’s guidelines. Extra costs will be applicable where non-standard install material/practices are required, such as additional cabling.
**Based on WLTP test figures and average public charging costs across networks which can be accessed using Octopus Electroverse card.