Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Vivaro-e Life is priced slightly higher than the rival Citroën e-SpaceTourer, although it’s worth noting that both also qualify for the government’s electric car grant. Next to the more luxurious but hugely expensive Mercedes EQV, meanwhile, the Vivaro-e Life looks like an absolute bargain.
You can recharge the Vivaro-e Life’s batteries pretty quickly, with 0-80% taking as little as 30 minutes if you use the kind of 100kW charging stations that are slowly getting more prolific in UK motorway services. A domestic 7kW wallbox charger will complete a full charge from empty in 7.5 hours.