Two BEV models - Vivaro and Combo - in cargo and passenger versions to be introduced within two years.

Opel (with its British subsidiary brand Vauxhall) are going to introduce similar light commercial electric vehicles (and passenger derivatives) as the other PSA Group brands (Peugeot and Citroën), starting next year.

At first fire, in 2020, will go: Opel Vivaro-e / Vauxhall Vivaro-e van, based on the EMP2 multi-energy platform, with two battery/range options:

  • 50 kWh battery for up to 200 km (124 miles) of WLTP range
  • 75 kWh battery for up to 300 km (186 miles) of WLTP range

"The electrification offensive from Opel continues: as of 2020, the Opel Vivaro will also be offered as a pure battery electric version. Customers can then choose between two sizes of battery, depending on their needs. The new Opel Vivaro-e will be available with a 50kWh battery for a range of up to 200 kilometres or a 75kWh battery for up to 300km according to WLTP1. Emissions-free deliveries are becoming increasingly important in urban areas and the demand for purely electric light commercial vehicles will rise accordingly.

The Vivaro-e is based on the group’s highly variable EMP2 platform, which enables the use of conventional as well as electrified powertrains. The Vivaro-e extends Opel’s range of particularly efficient light commercial vehicles. The next electric LCV – the Opel Combo-e – will arrive in 2021."

Then, in 2021, the lineup will be expanded by Opel Combo-e / Vauxhall Combo-e vans and passenger versions of both vans:

  • Opel Zafira Life / Vauxhall Vivaro Life
  • Opel Combo Life / Vauxhall Combo Life

By 2024 all Opel/Vauxhall models to have plug-in versions.

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said:

“Opel is going electric. All Opel models will be electrified by 2024, customers can then choose an electric variant of each model. Electrified LCVs will be especially important for the ‘last mile’ in urban areas, for example, as a people carrier or delivery van. That is why I am very happy that the Vivaro-e will already become available next year, while the electrified versions of the Opel Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life will arrive in 2021.”

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Opel Vivaro-e Starts in 2020: Successful LCV Goes Electric

  • Two battery sizes: up to 200 or 300 kilometre range according to WLTP
  • Cleaner air: electric light commercial vehicles for deliveries without emissions
  • Strong duo: new Vivaro-e will be followed by Opel Combo-e already in 2021
  • Ready for business: e-variants without limitations on practicability and comfort
  • Clear strategy: all Opel models electrified by 2024

Rüsselsheim.  The electrification offensive from Opel continues: as of 2020, the Opel Vivaro will also be offered as a pure battery electric version. Customers can then choose between two sizes of battery, depending on their needs. The new Opel Vivaro-e will be available with a 50kWh battery for a range of up to 200 kilometres or a 75kWh battery for up to 300km according to WLTP1. Emissions-free deliveries are becoming increasingly important in urban areas and the demand for purely electric light commercial vehicles will rise accordingly.

The Vivaro-e is based on the group’s highly variable EMP2 platform, which enables the use of conventional as well as electrified powertrains. The Vivaro-e extends Opel’s range of particularly efficient light commercial vehicles. The next electric LCV – the Opel Combo-e – will arrive in 2021.

“Opel is going electric. All Opel models will be electrified by 2024,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, “customers can then choose an electric variant of each model. Electrified LCVs will be especially important for the ‘last mile’ in urban areas, for example, as a people carrier or delivery van. That is why I am very happy that the Vivaro-e will already become available next year, while the electrified versions of the Opel Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life will arrive in 2021.”

Three generations: Opel Vivaro a European success since 2001

With the new Opel Vivaro-e, the German brand will continue a success story that began with the first generation of the vehicle in 2001. The Vivaro A was offered until 2014, principally as a shuttle bus, panel van and platform truck. Opel delivered more than 650,000 units to customers during this period. In 2014, the second generation was introduced, of which Opel had sold around 310,000 vehicles by the middle of this year.

The Opel Vivaro number three arrived at dealerships a few weeks ago. The multi-functional LCV is now available in three lengths instead of two (4.60 metres, 4.95m and 5.30m). Compared with its predecessor, it also has a 200kg higher payload (up to 1,400 kilograms) and can pull half a ton more (trailer load up to 2,500kg). Most versions of the new Vivaro are also only 1.90m high and can therefore access underground parking. Comfort for the driver and passengers has also increased. Numerous top technologies and assistance systems, from IntelliGrip adaptive traction control and 180-degree panorama rear view camera to multimedia infotainment are available as options. Features such as sensor-controlled sliding doors and the FlexCargo load-through make the working day easier.

 

 


VAUXHALL VIVARO VAN GOES ELECTRIC

  • Fully electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e van to launch next year
  • Two battery sizes available, offering a range of up to 185 miles
  • Vauxhall to electrify entire product range with the launch of eight new electric models by 2021 and the complete range by 2024

Luton – Vauxhall will launch the new Vivaro-e next year, the pure battery electric version of its best-selling medium van.

Following the addition of the all-electric Corsa-e and plug-in hybrid Grandland X Hybrid4 to its product range, the Vivaro-e marks the next chapter in Vauxhall’s electrification strategy. The British brand is committed to delivering eight electrified models by 2021 and electrifying its entire product portfolio by 2024, as part of the PACE! strategic plan.

The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is based on the group’s highly variable EMP2 platform, which enables the use of conventional as well as electrified powertrains. With the Vivaro-e, customers will have a choice between two battery sizes, depending on their needs. The 50kWh battery provides a range of up to 125 miles, while the 75kWh offers at least 185 miles (according to WLTP).

The new electrified version of the successful Vivaro offers no compromises. Customers can still expect the same outstanding practicality and comfort synonymous with the diesel variants, with the latest generation of the Vivaro van proving popular since going on sale earlier this year.

“For nearly two decades, the Vivaro has proven itself as a popular choice for moving goods and passengers alike,” said Richard Hughes, Vauxhall’s LCV Director. “Now, with emissions-free transport and deliveries becoming increasingly important in urban areas, the demand for purely electric light commercial vehicles is increasing accordingly. From small businesses and to large fleets, the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro-e is set to carry British business.”

Next year, the Mokka X successor will be added to Vauxhall’s electric line-up. Electric variants of the Combo and Combo Life, along with an electric version of the Vivaro Life, will be added in 2021. Vauxhall’s portfolio will also include an electrified version of the next-generation Astra.