WhatCarAwards banner - desktop
sponsored

In association with MotorEasy

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.

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here