What Car? says...
If you live and work in the city and want to do your bit for the environment while also keeping running costs low, then a small electric van would seem to be an obvious choice. The Vauxhall Combo-e is ready to serve, alongside its siblings, the Citroën e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner and Toyota Proace City Electric.
Why do we say siblings? Well, all four vans were engineered together as part of a deal between Toyota and the Stellantis Group, which owns Citroën, Peugeot and Vauxhall.
Rivals for the Combo-e are few and far between, despite the small electric van segment being the most mature in terms of products available and market size. Aside from its siblings, the Renault Kangoo ZE is its only direct competitor, and will soon be replaced by the new Renault Kangoo E-Tech model, while slightly larger alternatives can be found in the Maxus E Deliver 3 and the Nissan e-NV200.
In this review we’ll tell you what it’s like to drive and to live with, and, ultimately, if you should consider one.