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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best electric MPV

For those who value space and versatility above style, MPVs make great buys. We’re looking for a car that’s pleasant to drive and spend time in, as well as good value and ruthlessly practical...

Best electric MPV

Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

As more and more families switch to electric vehicles, the Vauxhall Combo-e Life is likely to become a common sight on the school run.

It’s not your only zero-emissions MPV option, but it’s the most attractive, thanks to a combination of a sensible (recently reduced) price and plenty of standard kit. In fact, it’s as well equipped as the closely related but pricier Peugeot e-Rifter, while being cheaper to run in the long term than the more spartan Citroën e-Berlingo, because it holds onto its value better.

Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 boot open

While the Combo-e Life’s official range of 174 miles is competitive, this might make longer trips tricky to plan, and its interior lags a long way behind the Volkswagen Touran’s in terms of quality. However, its performance is a lot better than the Nissan e-NV200 Combi’s, plus it has a larger battery (with a 45kWh usable capacity) that can be charged at up to twice the speed of the Combi’s.

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