Opel along with its sister company in UK, Vauxhall, have revealed the EV adaptation of the Vivaro van. The electric light commercial car is slated to debut in 2020 and is among the forms of realization of the brand’s ‘PACE!’ tactical plan to electrify its whole range by 2024.
The vehicle is built on the modular EMP2 platform, just as several different Citroen and Peugeot cars are, in addition to the Toyota ProAce. The all-new Vivaro-e will arrive with two battery options with each offering a different range on a single charge. The 50 kWh provides a 125-mile of range, while the 75 kWh is good for 185 miles of driving, in the WLTP test cycle.
Vauxhall’s LCV Director, Richard Hughes believes that the Vivaro has become “a popular choice” when it comes to transporting passengers and goods alike. Today, as zero-emission transportation vehicles becoming more and more important in cities, business people are increasingly interested in buying all-electric light commercial vehicles. Whether large fleets or small businesses, the Vivaro-e is designed to meet their needs.
2021 will mark the expansion of the marque’s lineup of light commercial vehicles with the launch of the e-version of the Combo Life, Combo Cargo and Zafira Life. Nevertheless, its electrification plan executed under the new ownership will also result in the production of additional vehicles, one of which is the replacement of the current Mokka X, which will come with a free-emission variant to compete with the Hyundai Kona Electric and the likes. Another model to be electrified is the next-generation Astra, which is aimed at the VW ID.3.