Vauxhall reveals Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall has revealed the Vivaro-e life, a fully electric people carrier with up to nine seats.

It has a range of 143 miles and can receive an 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Vauxhall will offer the Vivaro-e Life in two lengths: medium or long; each tailor-made to customer requirements.

The seats are mounted on aluminium rails that allow full adjustment for all versions. Five, six, seven or eight seat configurations are also available. The folding back of the front passenger seat allows the transportation of objects up to 3.50m in length and there is up to 4,500 litres of luggage space.

The electric motor develops 136PS and 260Nm, which should provide adequate performance akin to a petrol or diesel variant.

The battery is packaged under the load compartment where it makes no compromises on luggage volume. Vauxhall says the battery further lowers the centre of gravity, which benefits cornering and wind stability while also making travelling more enjoyable.

The new all-electric Vauxhall MPV features numerous driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and semi-adaptive cruise control that adjusts the speed to that of the vehicle in front, automatically decelerates and can reduce the speed to 12mph if necessary.

Lane-keep assist and drowsiness alert warn drivers if they have spent too much time at the wheel and need a break, while High-beam assist automatically adjusts to high or low beam.

There is also parking sensors and a reversing camera.

The new emissions-free Vivaro-e Life will be available to order this summer, followed by first deliveries during the course of the year.

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