Vauxhall Vivaro-e review

Category: Electric Van

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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If you’ve been keeping up with the electric revolution at all you will know that the Vauxhall Corsa-e is quite well regarded when it comes to the new influx of electric passenger cars.

It might surprise you, however, to find out that the electric Vauxhall Vivaro medium-sized van makes use of some of the same technology as the small car - quite a statistic when you consider the electric Vivaro’s payload allowance is not too far off the 1.5-tonne kerb weight of the Corsa-e.

Power comes from a 100kW (134bhp) electric motor producing 192lb ft of torque.

As well as being available as a panel van, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e also comes as a double cab van and is available in a choice of two trim levels – Dynamic and Elite.

Competition in the mid-sized electric van segment is heating up, most notably from the Volkswagen e-ABT Transporter 6.1 and Mercedes-Benz eVito, plus the hybrid Ford Transit Custom PHEV. There are also three electric vans based on the same platform as the Vivaro-e, the Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert and Toyota Proace Electric.