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Vauxhall Vivaro-e to offer 205-mile range

7Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Vauxhall has revealed its first electric van, the Vivaro-e, which will be available to order from June.

Fleet operators can expect a range of 205 miles from the van’s optional 75kWh battery or 143 miles from the 50kWh version.

Built on the same production line as the diesel Vivaro, the electric version will be offered in two lengths and two body variants with a cargo capacity of up to 6.6 cubic metres.

The battery is packaged under the loading space in such a way that it does not compromise its usage.

The van provides a payload of up to 1,226Kg, which is 130Kg less than a Vivaro fitted with a diesel engine. The FlexCargo load-through system on the front passenger side enables the cargo length to be extended by 1.2m.

The Vivaro-e is also the only electrified vehicle in its segment that has the ability to pull trailers, with a maximum towing capacity of 1.0 tonne.

With 136PS and 260Nm of torque, the Vivaro‑e can achieve an electronically controlled maximum speed of 81mph and provides sufficient acceleration when laiden.

The Vivaro-e’s battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes (50kWh version) using a 100kW DC public charging station. Operators can also choose from a 7.4kW or 11kW on-board charger, depending on what charging facilities are available.

With the VauxhallConnect e-remote control functions, drivers can use their smartphones to check the battery’s state-of-charge or programme air conditioning and charging times.

Vauxhall has tailored the Vivaro-e to cater for a variety of customer needs, with a panel van and double-cab being available for commercial applications, and a passenger vehicle to follow.

The Vivaro-e can be ordered from June, with first deliveries taking place in the Autumn. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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