Vauxhall Combo Life Electric review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Introduction

Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 front cornering
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  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 badge detail
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior driver display
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior detail
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  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 boot open
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 right tracking
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 badge detail
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior driver display
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior detail
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 interior detail
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life 2022 boot open
What Car?’s Combo Life deals
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Target Price from £21,215
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From £19,995

Introduction

What Car? says...

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.

FAQs

  • No, it's an MPV but it is based on a van, the Vauxhall Combo Electric. The Life gets more windows and seats, plus carpet instead of vinyl or painted metal. Read more here

  • Not a petrol version, no. If you put in an order for wheelchair conversion, you can get a diesel Combo Life. Pricing is available from a Vauxhall dealer. Read more here

  • 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

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £21,215
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Nearly new deals
From £19,995
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
Available colours