Vauxhall has confirmed an electric version of the new Vivaro, the Vivaro-e, will launch next year.
Following the addition of the 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.
Using technology from owner PSA Group, the British brand says it will launch eight electrified models by 2021 and will electrify its entire product portfolio by 2024, as part of its PACE! strategic plan.
The Vauxhall Vivaro-e will offer two battery sizes to suit differing customer needs. The 50kWh battery provides a range of up to 125 miles, while the 75kWh offers at least 185 miles (according to WLTP).
“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.”
Electric variants of the Combo and Combo Life, along with an electric version of the Vivaro Life, will be added in 2021.