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It was inevitable that the Vauxhall Combo Life Electric would go up market with its new name change (from Combo e-Life). So this electric MPV is now available in a choice of two trims rather than just one: how profligate!
There’s also a choice when it comes to seating arrangements and body length. You can add an extra pair of chairs instead of having a boot in the regular-sized M version, or pick the extra long XL model to have seven seats plus a bit of cargo space.
Yes. In fact, an automatic is the only option. Due to the way electric motors work, there’s only one forward gear, so there are no interruptions during acceleration, benefitting refinement. Read more here
The rocker switch close to the gear selector provides three modes: Power, Normal and Eco. Power allows you to reach top speed (where legally allowed) and get the quickest acceleration times. Normal maintains comfort features such as the air-con and the car’s normal performance characteristics. It’s also the mode the official range test was conducted in. Eco mode cuts all unnecessary energy use and reduces top speed and performance to maximise the remaining range. Read more here
It's one of the most practical electric cars you can buy, and one of the cheapest seven-seaters (if equipped), so it will appeal to a lot of people buying a car for rational reasons. However, if you need long-distance range, there might be better options out there. Read more here
|RRP price range||£21,215 - £36,905|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||54.3 - 58.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£68 / £1,562|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£136 / £3,125|